Lanier Law Firm Attorneys Named Among New York’s Best

Firm lawyers recognized for work in class actions, cases involving dangerous products

NEW YORK – Eight attorneys from the New York office of The Lanier Law Firm have been named among the best in the state with their listing on the 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers and New York Metro Rising Stars lists by the publishers of Super Lawyers.

Catherine Heacox and David Kuttles earned spots on the Super Lawyers list for their work for plaintiffs injured by dangerous products. Evan M. Janush, Managing Attorney for the firm’s New York office, was selected to the exclusive list for his representation of plaintiffs in class actions against some of the world’s most recognizable companies. This year marks the fourth consecutive Super Lawyers selections for Ms. Heacox and Mr. Janush and the first for Mr. Kuttles.

Five young New York lawyers with The Lanier Law Firm were named to the Rising Stars list, which identifies the top attorneys age 40 or younger and those who have been in practice for no more than 10 years.

Darron Berquist, Joseph Cotilletta, Zarah Levin-Fragasso and Melissa Nafash all were recognized for their work on behalf of victims who have been injured by dangerous or defective products. Ian S. Millican was selected based on his expertise in class-action cases for plaintiffs. This is the third consecutive year Mr. Berquist and Mr. Cotilletta have been selected for Rising Stars; the second year for Mr. Millican and Ms. Nafash; and the first for Ms. Levin-Fragasso.

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Both listings are compiled using a multi-tiered research process based on nominations from other lawyers, independent research and additional evaluation by a blue-ribbon panel of attorneys in the same practice areas. No more than 2.5 percent of eligible attorneys are named to the Rising Stars list, and no more than 5 percent are selected to the Super Lawyers list.

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

For more information, please contact J.D. Cargill at 713-659-5200.

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