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Nineteen Lanier Law Firm Attorneys Earn National “Best Lawyers” Honors

Nineteen attorneys from The Lanier Law Firm have been recognized in six distinct practice areas in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. It is the largest number of firm attorneys ever selected to the list by the editors of the prestigious legal guide.  

Firm founder Mark Lanier is recognized in the practice areas of Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions, Personal Injury Litigation and Product Liability Litigation. Featured in the publication since 2005, Mr. Lanier is considered one of the nation’s top trial attorneys, with almost $20 billion in jury verdicts during his storied career.  

The following includes each Lanier Law Firm attorney honored in The Best Lawyers in America in their respective practice areas: 

  • Appellate Practice – Natalie Armour, Harvey G. Brown Jr., M. Michelle Carreras, Kevin P. Parker, and the late Kenneth W. Starr 
  • Commercial Litigation – Mark Lanier, Ralph D. McBride 
  • Intellectual Property Litigation – Zeke DeRose
  • Mass Tort Litigation – Mark Lanier, Darron E. Berquist, Mildred Conroy, Cristina Delise, Dara G. Hegar, Evan M. Janush, Richard D. Meadow 
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Mark Lanier, Michael A. Akselrud, Dara G. Hegar, Rachel Lanier, Richard D. Meadow, Judson A. Waltman, Leydyluz Symphorien-Restrepo (One to Watch)
  • Product Liability Litigation – Mark Lanier, Michael A. Akselrud, Darron E. Berquist, Mildred Conroy, Dara G. Hegar, David Kuttles, Judson A. Waltman, Lawrence P. Wilson 

Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on a sophisticated peer-review survey process designed to capture the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographic region and legal practice area. More information regarding The Best Lawyers in America can be found at