New York Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Honor Lanier Attorneys

NEW YORK – Accomplished courtroom attorneys Rick Meadow and Evan Janush from The Lanier Law Firm have earned selection as two of the top lawyers in New York based on their work in mass tort class action claims.

Mr. Meadow is highlighted in the 2012 edition of New York Metro Super Lawyers, and Mr. Janush appears in the publication’s New York Metro Rising Stars listing of the top young lawyers in the region. This marks Mr. Meadow’s fourth selection to the Super Lawyers list, and the first time Mr. Janush has earned a spot in Rising Stars.

“Our entire firm would like to congratulate Rick and Evan on this latest recognition,” says firm founder Mark Lanier, who recently was named one of the Top 10 attorneys in Texas in the 2012 Texas Super Lawyers listing. “The fact that we have Super Lawyers honorees in all four offices, across three states, is a testament to the value of real teamwork and its impact on a firm’s success. Both of these men are prime examples of success through teamwork and participative leadership.”

To develop the annual Super Lawyers and Rising Stars listings, researchers with Thomson Reuters solicit nominations from attorneys across the New York metro region. A blue-ribbon panel assists with final selections, and less than 5 percent of eligible attorneys earn selection. The full lists are available online at, and the Super Lawyers list appears in both The New York Times Magazine and New York Super Lawyers magazine.

Mr. Meadow leads the firm’s New York office, and manages the firm’s Pharmaceutical Litigation Division. He represents clients who have been harmed by prescription drugs, medical devices, asbestos, medical malpractice, defective products, and other serious injuries.

Mr. Janush’s substantial experience in mass tort class actions includes prominent work in numerous multidistrict claims involving defective products, toxic torts and general corporate negligence. In addition to leading the firm’s employment litigation practice, Mr. Janush serves as the Chief of Staff for the firm’s New York office, where he also leads the office’s sports and entertainment practice.

With offices in HoustonLos 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 liabilityasbestos exposureintellectual propertybusiness litigationproduct liabilitymaritime lawbad faith insurance claims and sports and entertainment law.

For more information on the recent honors for Mr. Meadow and Mr. Janush, please contact J.D. Cargill at 713-659-5200.

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