The Lanier Law Firm Ranked as Top-Tier Firm by International Legal Publication

HOUSTON – The prestigious Legal 500 directory has recognized The Lanier Law Firm as one of the top five firms in the nation for its representation of plaintiffs in product liability, mass torts and class action claims involving pharmaceuticals and medical devices. The publication’s researchers for the 2017 U.S. edition note that the firm has strong trial capabilities and experience obtaining significant settlements for plaintiffs. In addition, firm founder Mark Lanier is ranked as one of seven “Leading Lawyers” in those practice areas, while the firm’s Richard Meadow is recognized and recommended for his work for plaintiffs in federal multi-district litigation.

For almost three decades The Legal 500 has been analyzing the capabilities of law firms worldwide. The organization uses a comprehensive and annually updated research program that assures the most up-to-date view of the global legal market. The Legal 500 assesses the strengths of law firms in more than 100 jurisdictions, based on feedback from 300,000 clients, submissions from law firms, and interviews with leading private practice lawyers. The complete listing of recognized U.S. firms and attorneys is available here. In 2016, the Lanier Law Firm recorded two high-profile verdicts in medical device litigation, with the awards totaling more than $1.5 billion. The firm was named one of the nation’s 25 Most Influential Law Firms for 2017 by the National Trial Lawyers Association. The firm was also recognized by U.S. News/Best Lawyers as a National Tier 1 practice in Mass Torts and Class Actions.

Mr. Lanier has been recognized as one of the Most Influential Attorneys of the Decade by The National Law Journal and as one of the 25 Greatest Lawyers of the Past Quarter Century by Texas Lawyer. He was named 2016 Trial Lawyer of the Year by The National Trial Lawyers, in addition to many other recent honors. 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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