Attorney Mark Lanier Named President of National Trial Lawyers

HOUSTON – Trial lawyer Mark Lanier, founder of The Lanier Law Firm and one of the most influential lawyers of his generation, has been inducted as the 2018 president of the National Trial Lawyers, an invitation-only organization of the top U.S. trial lawyers committed to promoting the profession’s highest ethical standards and ideals. It’s a great honor and an enormous thrill to lead an organization with such a distinguished membership and important charge, said Mr. Lanier, who assumed the new post on Feb. 7 during the organization’s annual summit in Miami. Trial lawyers are needed more than ever to keep corporations honest and protect individuals from harm. I’m looking forward to doing everything in my power to use this position to continue this organization’s great work, said Mr. Lanier. Widely regarded as one of the nation’s top courtroom talents, Mr. Lanier has amassed a long list of record verdicts in mass torts, class actions and complex commercial litigation, along with an unwavering commitment to promoting the legal industry’s highest professional standards. In the last two years alone, Mr. Lanier has led trial teams in securing three jury verdicts totaling almost $2 billion against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. on behalf of individuals injured by defective metal-on-metal hip implants.

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Mr. Lanier was the recipient of the National Trial Lawyers’ “Trial Lawyer of the Year” honor in 2016 and again in 2017 and was inducted into the “Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame” in 2017. He has been recognized as one of the Most Influential Attorneys of the Decade by the National Law Journal, and was named one of the 25 Greatest Lawyers of the Past Quarter Century by Texas Lawyer. He also is a recipient of the American Association of Justice’s Lifetime Achievement Award. With offices in Houston, New York and Los Angeles, The Lanier Law Firm is committed to addressing client concerns with effective and innovative solutions in courtrooms across the country. The firm is composed of outstanding trial attorneys with decades of experience handling cases involving pharmaceutical liability, asbestos exposure, commercial litigation, product liability, maritime law, and sports and entertainment law. Visit

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