HOUSTON – Lanier Law Firm founder Mark Lanier has been named to the elite list of 2018 MVPs by Law360, a leading online source for legal news and information.
The annual awards recognize attorneys who have distinguished themselves by securing hard-earned successes in high-stakes litigation, complex global matters and record-breaking deals. Law360 editors reviewed nearly 1,000 submissions to select the winners, which include 62 lawyers from 71 firms spanning 35 practice areas.
Mr. Lanier is among just five trial lawyers nationwide recognized for their practice in the area of Product Liability, and he is the only MVP who regularly represents plaintiffs in claims involving dangerous consumer products, medical devices and pharmaceuticals.
In July, 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 in the past two years 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.
These results cumulatively put Mr. Lanier close to $20 billion in verdicts during his highly acclaimed career.
This Law360 honor is just the latest for Mr. Lanier, who was recently named Outstanding Trial Lawyer of the Year by the editors and reporters of ALM and The National Law Journal. Earlier this year, he was selected as one of only 19 trial lawyers from across the nation listed in the top tier of the profession by the prestigious Chambers USA legal directory. He also was recognized for the third consecutive year as one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America” in the Benchmark Litigation guide.
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