Author: Mark Lanier

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”

Fraudulent Emails are NOT from the Lanier Law Firm

It has come to our attention that fraudulent emails, purportedly seeking to collect a debt – and implying backing from the federal government – are circulating in cyberspace.

Fraudsters are seeking to persuade recipients that the email is from the Lanier Law Firm and that they must respond quickly to avoid thousands of dollars in damages. We assure you that these emails ARE NOT coming from the Lanier Law Firm. Our lawyers strive to conduct themselves ethically at all times. If you receive an email that is allegedly from us and you are uncertain that it is authentic, we invite you to contact us by email or by calling us at 1-800-723-3216.

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”

Lanier Law Firm Adds Experienced Oil & Gas Attorney Todd Grimmett

Former Chesapeake in-house counsel joins renowned litigation practice

HOUSTON – Veteran energy company in-house counsel Todd L. Grimmett has joined The Lanier Law Firm as a member of the commercial litigation team, bolstering the firm’s growing focus on lawsuits affecting the oil and gas industry.

Mr. Grimmett most recently served as an in-house counsel for Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corp., one of the nation’s largest natural gas producers. For the past six years, Mr. Grimmett represented Chesapeake in a number of civil litigation matters and provided legal counsel for the company’s upstream and midstream divisions. In addition, he directed responses to regulatory inquiries and investigations and was responsible for managing the company’s e-discovery department. Continue reading “Lanier Law Firm Adds Experienced Oil & Gas Attorney Todd Grimmett”