Steve Faries joined the Pharmaceutical Liability Practice Group at The Lanier Law Firm in 2016. Steve represents clients in federal and states courts at both the trial and appellate level. He focuses on personal injury, product liability, pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, including work in the firm’s multi-district/mass torts litigation practice and serving as a trial team member in the firm’s upcoming pharmaceutical and product liability trials.
Prior to joining The Lanier Law Firm, Steve worked as a senior litigation attorney with several nationally recognized pharmaceutical law firms. In 2014, he was appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, where he had the primary responsibility of preparing a number of federal and state court Mirena cases for trial.
Steve also has been recognized for his leadership in working to resolve multiple pharmaceutical multi-district/mass tort litigations against large pharmaceutical companies on behalf of thousands of clients. He is particularly focused on helping the many women who have been injured by defective pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices. Steve has been involved in complex pharmaceutical and personal injury jury trials in Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee and Pennsylvania.
Prior to earning his law degree, Steve worked for 10 years as a financial analyst on large engineering, business systems and financial programs, including the International Space Station Program at NASA Johnson Space Center. He earned his BBA from Texas A&M University in 1990 before securing an MS degree at the same school in 1994. He went on to earn his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center in 2003.
Steve is licensed in Texas and admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas and the Northern District of Florida. He also is a longtime member of the American Association for Justice.
Steve and his wife are parents to two wonderful children. Their son recently started college at Tulane University and their daughter is a high school student. In addition to spending time with his family, Steve enjoys learning and doing home improvement projects.