Houston Attorney Mark Lanier Headlines National Litigation Conference

Jul 02, 2012, 11:43 ET from The Lanier Law Firm

HOUSTON, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Noted attorney Mark Lanier of Houston will be sharing his courtroom expertise with other lawyers on July 12, 2012, during the unique, full-day "Masters of the Courtroom" conference in New York featuring some of the nation's top trial attorneys.

Featured panelists include Mr. Lanier, founder and lead trial counsel for The Lanier Law Firm, along with Wendy R. Fleishman of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein; William Ohlemeyer of Boies, Schiller & Flexner; and Michael G. Terry of Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer. The conference hosted by HB Litigation Conferences and West LegalEdcenter will take place on Thursday, July 12, at the Thomson Reuters Building in New York.

Throughout the day, the four accomplished attorneys will share their insights and expertise in panel discussions focusing on jury selection, opening statements, witness examinations and closing arguments. The expert panel also will conduct an audience Q&A session after each presentation.

A veteran of some of the country's largest personal injury, pharmaceutical liability and business litigation cases, Mr. Lanier helped win the first-ever verdict over the controversial pain medication Vioxx. His victory in that case spurred a $4.85 billion national settlement for thousands of plaintiffs in one of the biggest class-actions in U.S. history. Currently, Mr. Lanier is playing a lead role in nationwide litigation over the type 2 diabetes drug Actos and defective transvaginal mesh implants, as well as claims related to faulty hip implants manufactured by DePuy Orthopaedics Inc.

Mr. Lanier is widely recognized among the nation's best trial lawyers. He recently earned selection to both the Texas' Best Lawyers and Texas' Top-Rated Lawyers, and he has earned a spot on the annual Texas Super Lawyers listing each year since 2003. His firm was highlighted among the country's best in the 2011 Best Law Firms survey published by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America.

With offices in Houston, Los Angeles, New York, and Palo Alto, 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, intellectual property, business litigation, product liability, maritime law, bad faith insurance claims, and sports and entertainment law.

For more information on Mr. Lanier's role in the upcoming litigation conference, please contact J.D. Cargill at 713-659-5200.

SOURCE The Lanier Law Firm