HOUSTON – Lanier Law Firm founder Mark Lanier has earned recognition for the fourth 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 2020 edition of Benchmark Litigation was compiled after months of peer review, client-based research and a review of attorney casework.
In July of 2018, Mr. Lanier won one of the largest verdicts in plaintiffs’ personal injury history. He and his experienced trial team secured a nearly $4.7 billion verdict on behalf of 22 women who developed ovarian cancer as a result of longtime use of asbestos-laced talcum powder made by Johnson & Johnson.
That verdict follows the firm’s success in three federal jury trials where 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. These results cumulatively put Mr. Lanier close to $20 billion in verdicts during his highly acclaimed career.
For more than 30 years, the men and women at the Lanier Law Firm have worked tirelessly, throughout the United States, to find unique and effective solutions for their clients. More than 60 skilled attorneys practice law in a broad array of areas, including business litigation, pharmaceutical litigation, asbestos exposure, oil and gas litigation, personal injury as well as defective and dangerous products, among others. Named an Elite Trial Law Firm by The National Law Journal, the Lanier Law Firm has offices in Houston, New York and Los Angeles.