Mark Lanier, founder of The Lanier Law Firm, has been recognized as one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America” in the 2022 Benchmark Litigation guide to the nation’s finest litigators. Editors at the publication used attorney surveys, client-based research and a review of recent casework in developing the list.
This marks the sixth consecutive year that Mr. Lanier has been honored by the publication for his commercial litigation practice as well as his success in the area of toxic tort litigation.
Cumulatively, Mr. Lanier has garnered nearly $20 billion in verdicts during his highly acclaimed career. In 2018, he led a trial team that won a record $4.69 billion verdict from Johnson & Johnson, with jurors finding the company failed to warn consumers for decades that cancer-causing asbestos had been detected in the company’s talc-based baby powders.
That verdict followed the firm’s success in three federal jury trials in which a total of nearly $2 billion was awarded against J&J and its Pinnacle division based on claims from multiple people who suffered serious medical complications caused by the company’s defective hip implant devices.
The prestigious Benchmark selection is just the latest honor for Mr. Lanier.Earlier this year he was again named to the top tier of trial lawyers in the nation by the elite Chambers USA legal directory, and for the 12th consecutive year was named among the nation’s top 500 attorneys by Lawdragon.
In addition,Mr. Lanier has been named as one of the Most Influential Attorneys of the Decade by the National Law Journal; as one of the 25 Greatest Lawyers of the Past Quarter Century by Texas Lawyer; and is a recipient of the American Association of Justice’s Lifetime Achievement Award.