HOUSTON, Jan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Acclaimed trial lawyer Mark Lanier of The Lanier Law Firm recently was named the 2015 Trial Lawyer of the Year by The National Trial Lawyers and The Trial Lawyer magazine during the Trial Lawyers Summit in Miami.
The award recognizes a civil plaintiffs' lawyer whose work has made a significant impact in the law, in addition to the honoree's noteworthy achievements, verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients.
Based on peer recognition, the Trial Lawyer of the Year Award honors members of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Membership in The National Trial Lawyers is extended to the most qualified trial attorneys in each state who demonstrate superior qualifications in leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile.
The Lanier Law Firm is a leading national advocate in cases involving dangerous consumer products, catastrophic vehicle and worksite injuries, and high-stakes business disputes.
"It is very humbling to be selected by such an amazing group of peers, all of whom work day in and day out to assure justice is being served in our courtrooms," says Mr. Lanier. "Distinctions like this one represent a shared tribute to all those that are out there fighting the good fight."
Last April, Mr. Lanier and other attorneys from The Lanier Law Firm helped a New York couple win a massive $9 billion verdict against prescription drug giants Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. and Eli Lilly & Co. over cancer risks tied to the diabetes drug Actos. The jury award in a Louisiana federal court represents the second-largest verdict in the U.S. last year, and is reportedly the largest pharmaceutical liability verdict in history.
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 http://www.lanierlawfirm.com.
For more information on the recent firm honors, please contact J.D. Cargill at 713-659-5200 or [email protected].
SOURCE The Lanier Law Firm