Mark Lanier Named among Nation’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers by Benchmark Litigation

HOUSTON – Lanier Law Firm founder Mark Lanier has earned recognition for the second consecutive year as one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America” in the Benchmark Litigation guide to the nation’s finest litigators.

Mr. Lanier was selected for his general commercial litigation practice as well as his success in the area of toxic tort litigation. The 2018 edition of Benchmark Litigation was compiled after months of peer review, client-based research and a review of attorney casework.

During the past 18 months, Mr. Lanier has served as lead trial counsel in securing two landmark verdicts in Texas federal court on behalf of multiple victims of metal-on-metal hip implants manufactured by Pinnacle, a business division of Johnson & Johnson.

In December 2016, he won a verdict of more than $1 billion. Earlier that year, a separate jury returned a verdict of more than $500 million. In each case, Mr. Lanier clearly presented the complex evidence that led jurors to conclude that the medical devices were defective and that company officials were aware of the flaws. While the court later reduced those awards to align with state laws limiting punitive damages, those rulings are being appealed.

The prestigious Benchmark selection is just the latest honor for Mr. Lanier, who was recently named one of the nation’s “Winning Litigators” by the National Law Journal and “Trial Lawyer of the Year” by The National Trial Lawyers. The latter group also inducted him this year as the youngest-ever member of the association’s “Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame.”

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

J.D. Cargill
The Lanier Law Firm
713-659-5200 or [email protected].

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