The Lanier Law Firm issued the following announcement on Dec. 19.
Trial lawyer Mark Lanier, founder of The Lanier Law Firm, has been selected to the class of Lawdragon Legends for 2019. The annual listing by the legal industry publication honors attorneys who have been named to the Lawdragon 500 list of top lawyers for 10 years.
The 30 lawyers on this year’s list include two Supreme Court justices; lawyers who represent both plaintiffs and defendants in complex business and personal injury litigation; counsel who routinely handle corporate transactions involving billions of dollars; and practice leaders focusing on everything from high-profile book deals to serious human rights violations.
“No plaintiff lawyer has been more dominant winning the biggest trials over the past decade from talcum powder to hip implants – all while still teaching Sunday school,” Lawdragon wrote in highlighting the accomplishments of Mr. Lanier.
In 2018, Mr. Lanier led a trial team that won a record $4.69 billion verdict from Johnson & Johnson for 22 women who developed ovarian cancer after using the company’s talcum powder products. In 2016 and 2017, the firm won two judgments totaling nearly $2 billion against J&J and its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics for injuries caused by defective hip implants.
Mr. Lanier is currently co-lead counsel for plaintiffs pursuing claims against the manufacturers, distributors and retailers of dangerous opioid-based medications in federal multidistrict litigation. In addition, the firm is actively fighting for the rights of consumers by pursuing other claims involving potentially dangerous products. Those cases include:
Victims of mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure
Cancer victims exposed to the herbicide Roundup
Users of JUUL and similar e-cigarette products
Women who suffered severe complications from transvaginal surgical mesh
Residents exposed to toxic groundwater