The Best Lawyers in America Honors The Lanier Law Firm’s Mark Lanier, Richard Meadow

The Lanier Law Firm attorneys recognized for mass tort litigation, plaintiffs’ class action

HOUSTON and NEW YORK – The Lanier Law Firm is proud to announce that trial attorneys Mark Lanier and Richard “Rick” Meadow have earned spots in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America based on their work in plaintiffs’ mass tort class-action lawsuits.

This year marks Mr. Lanier’s ninth selection to Best Lawyers. His long list of professional accolades includes being named in 2013 as one of the nation’s Top 10 Trial Attorneys by The National Law Journal and as nation’s top class-action attorney. Mr. Lanier also earned a spot in the 2012 Chambers USA directory as a leader in the products liability field.

Honored in the legal press as one of the decade’s most influential lawyers, Mr. Lanier has won numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts, including a $253 million verdict in the nation’s first VIOXX trial and $188.3 million verdict for a group of class-action asbestos plaintiffs.

Mr. Meadow chairs the Lanier Law Firm’s pharmaceutical division from the firm’s New York office. He has won multiple verdicts listed among the nation’s Top 100 Verdicts of the Year by the publishers of The National Law Journal. He also is recognized in New York Super Lawyers as one of the top attorneys in the state, and is a current member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

To compile the list of the nation’s leading attorneys, Best Lawyers conducts a rigorous survey that includes more than 4 million confidential peer evaluations. The complete 2014 edition is available online at

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