The Lanier Law Firm Earns National Honors on 2015 Plaintiffs’ Hot List

Firm led by trial attorney Mark Lanier one of only 12 in U.S. to be honored

HOUSTON – The editors of The National Law Journal have selected The Lanier Law Firm as one of only 12 U.S. firms to be named to the 2015 Plaintiffs’ Hot List, which identifies the country’s top law firms for plaintiffs.

In a profile article accompanying the Plaintiffs’ Hot List, the publication details the work of The Lanier Law Firm and firm founder Mark Lanier in winning a $9 billion verdict last year in Louisiana federal court against prescription drug giants Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. and Eli Lilly and Co. Mr. Lanier led a team of attorneys representing a New York man in his claims that his bladder cancer was caused by the prescription diabetes medication Actos, which was manufactured by Takeda and marketed in the U.S. by Eli Lilly.

The Actos verdict won by The Lanier Law Firm has been recognized as the second-largest verdict of 2014 and the largest pharmaceutical liability award in U.S. history.

“We are very thankful to be recognized among some of the nations’ top plaintiffs’ firms,” says Mr. Lanier. “We work hard in every case we handle, which is one of the reasons why our clients have been able to enjoy so much success in the courtroom and in significant settlement negotiations.”

To be eligible for the Plaintiffs’ Hot List, firms were required to have won a significant case at trial during the past calendar year, in addition to devoting at least 50 percent of their litigation resources to representing plaintiffs.

In the article, Mr. Lanier also provides his best advice for trial attorneys, including recommendations for lawyers to boost their legal educations; the importance of trial preparation and case details; and why being genuine before juries is a must.

With offices in Houston, New York and Los Angeles, 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 liability, asbestos exposure, commercial litigation, product liability, maritime law, and sports and entertainment law. Visit

For more information on The Lanier Law Firm and the Plaintiffs’ Hot List honors, please contact J.D. Cargill at 713-659-5200 or [email protected].

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