Houston Lawyer Mark Lanier Among Finalists for Prestigious National Award

Chambers USA to honor noteworthy trial successes, skills

HOUSTON – Acclaimed trial lawyer Mark Lanier of The Lanier Law Firm has been named one of seven finalists for the honor of Business Trial Lawyer of the Year by Chambers USA, one of the most prestigious guides to the nation’s top business attorneys.

The awards are based on research for the 2017 edition of the widely respected Chambers legal directory and reflect notable achievements during the past year. The awards ceremony and dinner will be held on May 25 in New York City.

In 2016, Mr. Lanier and the firm recorded two high-profile verdicts in medical device litigation, with jury awards totaling more than $1.5 billion. Both trials involved claims against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary DePuy Orthopedics for injuries caused by defective metal-on-metal hip implants.

Published by London-based Chambers and Partners, Chambers USA is recognized worldwide for its thorough guides to the legal profession. Recognition in the directory is based on thousands of attorney and client interviews designed to identify law firms and lawyers who demonstrate the top technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by clients.

Mr. Lanier has been recognized as one of the Most Influential Attorneys of the Decade by the National Law Journal and as one of the 25 Greatest Lawyers of the Past Quarter Century by Texas Lawyer. He was named 2016 Trial Lawyer of the Year by The National Trial Lawyers and in 2015, received the American Association of Justice’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

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In 2016, the Lanier Law Firm was named 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.

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.