HOUSTON – Attorney Jonathan Wilkerson of The Lanier Law Firm has been selected to the 2017 Texas Rising Stars listing of the state’s top young lawyers based on his work representing business interests in a variety of commercial disputes.
With a commercial litigation practice that is national in scope, Mr. Wilkerson has represented clients in litigation involving contract, real estate, intellectual property, false advertising, and energy disputes. He also assists a wide spectrum of clients and companies in governmental investigations and in due diligence in mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Wilkerson recently sat as second chair in a $1.5 billion false advertising federal lawsuit that has implications for the food industry and American consumers. He was also part of the litigation team that secured a multimillion-dollar settlement for an oil and gas operator in a contractual dispute.
“Jonathan has a remarkable work ethic and a real drive to make a difference for his clients,” said firm founder Mark Lanier. “We’re proud that his peers in Texas have recognized what we already know about Jonathan.”
Texas Rising Stars recognizes the state’s top attorneys who are 40 years or younger or who have been in practice for 10 years or less. Selection is based on peer nominations, independent research, and review by a separate advisory group. Only 2.5 percent of eligible attorneys earn recognition each year.
Mr. Wilkerson is a 2009 graduate of the Texas Tech University School of Law, earning his law degree with high honors. During law school, he was a judicial intern for U.S. District Judge Robert A. Junell of the Western District of Texas. After graduation, Mr. Wilkerson served as a law clerk to Judge Fortunato P. Benavides of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.
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.