Author: Mark Lanier

Three from Lanier Law Firm Named to List of New York’s Top Women Attorneys

Firm lawyers recognized for work in class actions, cases involving dangerous products

NEW YORK – Three attorneys from the New York office of The Lanier Law Firm have been named to the list of Top Women Attorneys in New York by the editors of Super Lawyers. The complete list was published in the March 26 edition of The New York Times.

Firm attorneys Catherine Heacox, Zarah Levin-Fragasso and Melissa Nafash earned spots on the list based on their work for plaintiffs injured by dangerous pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices, as well as their representation of plaintiffs in complex civil litigation involving mass tort actions and environmental injury matters. Each had previously been named to the list of 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers, which is comprised of no more than 5 percent of the eligible attorneys in the region.

The list of Top Women Attorneys is based on a multi-tiered research process involving nominations from other lawyers, independent research and additional evaluation by a blue-ribbon panel of attorneys in the same practice areas.

In 2016, the Lanier Law Firm recorded two high-profile verdicts in medical device litigation, with the awards totaling more than $1.5 billion. The firm was named as one of the nation’s 25 Most Influential Law Firms for 2017 by the National Trial Lawyers Association. The firm was also recognized by U.S. News/Best Law Firms as a National Tier 1 practice in Mass Torts and Class Actions, and by Legal 500 in its national ranking of top firms in Medical Device and Pharmaceutical litigation.

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

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Central Florida Homeowners Sue over Toxic Radiation from Phosphate Mines

Lanier Law Firm says homebuyers kept in dark about cancer-causing contamination

TAMPA, Fla. – The Lanier Law Firm has filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of homeowners in Central Florida, charging that operators of phosphate mines failed to warn them about dangerously high levels of radiation.

Newly obtained information from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency confirms that the Lakeland-area subdivisions of Oakbridge and Grasslands have been exposed to toxic contamination from phosphate strip mines operated by Drummond Company. Continue reading “Central Florida Homeowners Sue over Toxic Radiation from Phosphate Mines”

Family of Texas Man Killed in Biloxi Bus Crash Retains Lanier Law Firm

Lanier Law Firm: Bus-train collision in Mississippi demands answers

AUSTIN – The Lanier Law Firm is representing the family of Kenneth Hoffman, one of four people killed earlier this week when the tour bus they were riding in was hit by a freight train in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Mr. Hoffman was among 49 bus passengers from a senior citizen center in Bastrop, Texas, heading to Boomtown Casino in Biloxi. Continue reading “Family of Texas Man Killed in Biloxi Bus Crash Retains Lanier Law Firm”

Mark Lanier Named Trial Lawyer of the Year by National Trial Lawyers Group

Lanier Law Firm also honored among 25 most influential law firms in U.S.

HOUSTON – Members of an invitation-only organization of top trial lawyers have singled out attorney Mark Lanier as its Trial Lawyer of the Year, while recognizing The Lanier Law Firm among the Top 25 most influential litigation firms in the United States.

Mr. Lanier accepted the awards at The National Trial Lawyers’ February 2017 Trial Lawyers Summit in South Beach, Florida. In addition, members elected Mr. Lanier to the position of president-elect of The National Trial Lawyers; he will serve as president in 2018. Continue reading “Mark Lanier Named Trial Lawyer of the Year by National Trial Lawyers Group”

Juries Return Multi-Million Dollar Verdicts in Defective DePuy Hip Implants Lawsuits

Attorney Mark Lanier: Trials send strong message of accountability to Johnson & Johnson

DALLAS – In 2016, two federal juries in Dallas delivered significant verdicts on behalf of the victims of serious medical complications caused by defective metal-on-metal hip implants made by Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) and its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics Inc.

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