The organization honors outstanding attorneys who leave an indelible mark on the American legal tradition through a lifetime of service to the public, the Constitution, and the trial bar. Although attorneys previously had to be 60 or older, that requirement was waived for the 56-year-old Mr. Lanier. Continue reading “Houston Attorney Mark Lanier Inducted into Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame”
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”
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”
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. Continue reading “Houston Lawyer Mark Lanier Among Finalists for Prestigious National Award”
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”