Proven courtroom lawyer now leading firm offices in Houston, New York, Los Angeles
HOUSTON – The Lanier Law Firm has named accomplished litigator Dara Hegar as Managing Attorney for the firm and its three national offices. She previously served as Managing Attorney for the Houston office and the firm’s Asbestos Group.
Ms. Hegar, who has been with The Lanier Law Firm for 16 years, will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating litigation efforts in the firm’s Houston, New York and Los Angeles offices.
“Dara is undoubtedly one of the top legal strategists in the country,” says firm founder Mark Lanier. “That’s why you’ll see us working together on every case I handle, and it’s also why I’m happy she’ll be managing all our litigation going forward.”
The Lanier Law Firm is widely recognized as one of the country’s top law firms based on record-setting jury verdicts and settlements across the U.S. The firm represents individuals in a variety of injury claims, including cases involving asbestos exposure, dangerous prescription drugs, defective medical devices and maritime law violations. Business owners and corporations also call on the firm for representation in commercial disputes and cases involving sports and entertainment law.
Ms. Hegar and other firm attorneys have helped clients win numerous high-profile cases, including last year’s multibillion-dollar verdict over the hidden cancer risks in the prescription diabetes medication Actos; the nation’s first liability verdict over the prescription painkiller Vioxx; and the national settlement requiring Remington Arms to replace a faulty trigger mechanism in thousands of dangerous rifles.
A graduate of Texas A&M University and St. Mary’s University School of Law, Ms. Hegar also holds a master’s degree in International Relations from St. Mary’s. She has been listed many times on the annual Texas Rising Stars list of the state’s top young attorneys and was profiled in an article, “The Organizational Genius of Dara Hegar.”
With offices in Houston, Los Angeles, and New York, 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, personal injury, asbestos exposure, business litigation, product liability, maritime law, and sports and entertainment law.
For more information on Ms. Hegar’s new role at The Lanier Law Firm, please contact J.D. Cargill at 713-659-5200.