Mark Lanier Named among Nation’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers by Benchmark Litigation

HOUSTON – Lanier Law Firm founder Mark Lanier has earned recognition for the third consecutive year as one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America” in the Benchmark Litigation guide to the nation’s finest litigators.

Mr. Lanier was selected for his general commercial litigation practice as well as his success in the area of toxic tort litigation. The 2019 edition of Benchmark Litigation was compiled after months of peer review, client-based research and a review of attorney casework.

In July, Mr. Lanier won one of the largest verdicts in plaintiffs’ personal injury history. He and his experienced trial team secured a nearly $4.7 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.

That verdict follows the firm’s success in three federal jury trials where a total of nearly $2 billion was awarded against J&J and its Pinnacle division based on claims from multiple people who suffered serious medical complications caused by the company’s defective hip implant devices. These results cumulatively put Mr. Lanier close to $20 billion in verdicts during his highly acclaimed career.

The prestigious Benchmark selection is just the latest honor for Mr. Lanier, who was recently named Outstanding Trial Lawyer of the Year by the editors and reporters of ALM and The National Law Journal. Earlier this year he was selected as one of only 19 trial lawyers from across the nation listed in the top tier of the profession by the prestigious Chambers USA legal directory, and as a “Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar” by Law360, a leading online resource for legal news and information.

The Lanier Law Firm has offices in Houston, New York, Los Angeles and Oklahoma City. For close to 30 years, the firm has worked tirelessly to find unique solutions to its clients’ unique needs. The firm is composed of more than 60 skilled attorneys, practicing in a broad array of areas, including business fraud, asbestos exposure, personal injury, commercial litigation, and others.

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