HOUSTON – Acclaimed trial lawyer Mark Lanier of The Lanier Law Firm was honored on Feb. 26 as one of three recipients of the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Awards presented by Texas Tech University. The annual reception and dinner drew hundreds of alumni, faculty and university administrators.
Also honored were Laura Nieto, Senior Manager of Community Affairs for Southwest Airlines, and playwright Jaston Williams, best known as the co-author of the Greater Tuna series of comedic plays.
“It’s always a great pleasure to return to Lubbock and catch up with friends and colleagues,” says Mr. Lanier. “The education and perspectives I received as a Tech student served as a solid foundation in beginning and sustaining my legal career, and I’m very humbled to receive this award.”
Mr. Lanier earned his law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law in 1984. He currently serves on the Law School’s Foundation Board and received its Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2005.
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Since 1967, the Texas Tech Alumni Association has presented the Distinguished Alumni Awards in recognition of a graduate’s professional achievements, contributions to society and support of the university. Previous recipients include former U.S. District Judge T. John Ward, CBS News reporter and anchor Scott Pelley, and Ginger Kerrick, Flight Director of the NASA Space Center.
The Lanier Law Firm is widely recognized as one the country’s top trial law firms. Mr. Lanier recently earned the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association for Justice, the world’s largest trial lawyer group. He has been named to prestigious lists such as The Best Lawyers in America, The National Law Journal’s 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America, Texas Lawyer newspaper’s Top 25 Attorneys of the Past Quarter Century, and many others.
With offices in Houston, New York and Los Angeles, The Lanier Law Firm is committed to addressing client concerns with effective and innovative solutions in courtrooms across the country. The firm is composed of outstanding trial attorneys with decades of experience handling cases involving pharmaceutical liability, asbestos exposure, commercial litigation, product liability, maritime law, and sports and entertainment law. Visit The Lanier Law Firm.