Author: The Lanier Law Firm

Eight Lanier Law Firm Attorneys Earn National Best Lawyers Honors

HOUSTON – Eight attorneys from The Lanier Law Firm have been named among the best in the nation in the 2019 edition of the prestigious legal publication The Best Lawyers in America. The firm’s attorneys are recognized across five distinct practice areas.

Firm founder Mark Lanier is named in four categories: Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation and Product Liability Litigation. Last month, Mr. Lanier secured a $4.69 billion verdict on behalf of 22 women who developed ovarian cancer as a result of longtime use of asbestos-laced talcum powder made by Johnson & Johnson. Continue reading “Eight Lanier Law Firm Attorneys Earn National Best Lawyers Honors”

Houston Day Care Center Sued over Toddler’s Death in Hot Van

Temperature inside day care center van reached 113 degrees

HOUSTON – The family of a 3-year-old who died after being left for more than four hours in a Houston day care center’s van in late July has sued the operator for negligence.

Raymond Pryer Jr., known as R.J., was found unresponsive in the van around 7 p.m. on July 20, when his father arrived to pick him up at Discovering Me Academy.  Records indicate the high temperature in the area on that date was 97, with a temperature inside the van reaching at least 113 degrees. Continue reading “Houston Day Care Center Sued over Toddler’s Death in Hot Van”

News Conference: Tuesday, August 14

A news conference will be held tomorrow, August 14, to announce the filing of a civil lawsuit involving the wrongful death of a Houston-area toddler last month.

Three-year-old Raymond (“R.J.”) Pryer, Jr. died after being left inside a day care center’s bus for more than four hours after returning from a field trip.

The attorney representing the plaintiff family, as well as the mother and father, will attend and be available to take your questions at that time.

Materials regarding the litigation will also be distributed.

News conference details: Continue reading “News Conference: Tuesday, August 14”

Attorney Kevin Parker Quoted in Law360

Kevin P. Parker of The Lanier Law Firm PLLC, told Law360, “We are very happy with this decision. The Appellate Division recognized that manufacturers of machinery with asbestos containing parts have a duty to warn of the dangers of asbestos, and that the duty does not go away when the original asbestos components are foreseeably replaced with other asbestos components.” Continue reading “Attorney Kevin Parker Quoted in Law360”

Lanier Law Firm Named as Finalist for the 2018 Elite Trial Lawyers Awards

For the fourth time in the award’s five-year history, The Lanier Law Firm has been named as a finalist in the 2018 Elite Trial Lawyers awards given by ALM and The National Law Journal. The Lanier Law Firm is a finalist in three separate areas of this prestigious award: Mass Torts, Medical Devices, and Product Liability. Continue reading “Lanier Law Firm Named as Finalist for the 2018 Elite Trial Lawyers Awards”