Author: Mark Lanier

Fraudulent Emails are NOT from the Lanier Law Firm

Online scammers are impersonating lawyers on Facebook, Facebook Messenger, social media and by email, attempting to trick people into transferring money out of their bank accounts by sending cashier’s checks or using Western Union, MoneyGram and similar services.

This trend is affecting numerous U.S. law firms, including instances involving lawyers at The Lanier Law Firm. These communications can seem convincing, so it’s important to be vigilant about messages asking that you withdraw and send money. If you receive an online message requesting money or financial information, do not respond or provide any personal or financial information. Continue reading “Fraudulent Emails are NOT from the Lanier Law Firm”

Lanier Law Firm Takes Lead in Opioid Epidemic Lawsuits

States, cities seek to hold drug companies accountable for public health emergency

HOUSTON – The Lanier Law Firm’s pharmaceutical litigation team is taking a leading role in partnering with state and local governments across the country to hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for a public health emergency caused by the reckless spread of powerful and addictive prescription opioids. Continue reading “Lanier Law Firm Takes Lead in Opioid Epidemic Lawsuits”

The Lanier Law Firm Secures Two of the Nation’s Top 100 Verdicts in 2016

Firm’s big jury awards total more than $1.5 Billion

HOUSTON – The National Law Journal has recognized The Lanier Law Firm on its annual list of the nation’s Top 100 Verdicts for two trial victories in federal court against pharmaceutical and medical device giant Johnson & Johnson. Both jury trials involved the claims that J&J hid flaws in its Pinnacle artificial hips that caused the devices to prematurely fail and left the victims facing surgeries, pain and other debilitating conditions.

In December 2016 the firm secured a verdict of more than $1 billion on behalf of six individuals, while in March 2016 a federal jury returned a verdict of $502 million on behalf of another group of patients who were injured by Pinnacle hip implants. Continue reading “The Lanier Law Firm Secures Two of the Nation’s Top 100 Verdicts in 2016”

Jonathan Wilkerson

Houston Lawyer Jonathan Wilkerson of The Lanier Law Firm Selected to Texas Rising Stars

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. Continue reading “Houston Lawyer Jonathan Wilkerson of The Lanier Law Firm Selected to Texas Rising Stars”

Teen Suing Idaho School District for Civil Rights Violations Adds High-Powered Attorneys to Legal Team

Lanier Law Firm Pursuing Discrimination, Negligence Claims for Victim

HOUSTON – The Lanier Law Firm has been named co-lead counsel of the trial team representing a mentally challenged student who was the alleged victim of sexual abuse, racial taunting, and physical violence by fellow football players at an Idaho high school.

The federal lawsuit, filed last year, claims that the individually named school board trustees, administrators, teachers and coaches of the Dietrich School District chose to ignore the ongoing physical and mental abuse being suffered by Antwon McDaniel, effectively depriving him of his constitutional rights. The racially-motivated violence inflicted on the now 19-year-old Mr. McDaniel, who is black, included anal rape with a coat hanger by several white football players in 2015.

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