HOUSTON – Mark Lanier, founder of The Lanier Law Firm, has been named by the elite Chambers USA legal directory in the top tier of the nation’s trial lawyers, and as a “Star Individual” in representing plaintiffs in product liability litigation.
In published comments in the 2019 directory, Mr. Lanier received accolades for being “without question, one of the best trial lawyers in the country. He is a zealous advocate with creative approaches and memorable presentations.” Sources also noted that he has “an outstanding reputation for his representation of plaintiffs in the country’s most high-profile product liability and personal injury cases.”
Last year, Mr. Lanier led a trial team that won a record $4.69 billion verdict from Johnson & Johnson for 22 women who developed ovarian cancer after using the company’s talcum powder products. Jurors found that J&J failed to warn consumers that cancer-causing asbestos had been detected in the powder.
In 2016 and 2017, the Lanier Law Firm won two judgments totaling nearly $2 billion against J&J and its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics for injuries caused by defective metal-on-metal hip implants.
Mr. Lanier and the firm are actively fighting for the rights of consumers by pursuing claims involving potentially dangerous products in courts across the nation. Those cases involve:
Those who have faced addiction or even death due to dangerous opioid-based medications
Users of JUUL and similar e-cigarette products who have experienced serious health problems
Victims of mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure
Cancer victims whose illnesses may have been caused by the Roundup herbicide
Women who suffered severe complications from transvaginal surgical mesh
Residents exposed to toxic groundwater
For more than 30 years, the men and women at the Lanier Law Firm have worked tirelessly, throughout the United States, to find unique and effective solutions for their clients. More than 60 skilled attorneys practice law in a broad array of areas, including business litigation, pharmaceutical litigation, asbestos exposure, oil and gas litigation, personal injury as well as defective and dangerous products, among others. Named an Elite Trial Law Firm by The National Law Journal, the Lanier Law Firm has offices in Houston, New York, Los Angeles and Oklahoma City. To learn more about Mark Lanier and the Lanier Law Firm, visit lanierlawfirm.com.