What the news clips can't measure or define is Mark Laniers and the Lanier Law Firm's commitment to and passion for their clients. Often motivated by injustice and by a sense of fair play, Lanier has sought to even the score whether his client is an individual or a large corporation.
Lanier is recognized as one of the top trial lawyers in the United States. In 2010 the prestigious National Law Journal recognized Lanier as one of Top 40 Lawyers of The Decade. This honor was given to only 5 personal injury lawyers. For the last three years Lanier was honored with a listing as one of the "Best Lawyers in America." In 1998 and 2006, The National Law Journal recognized Mr. Lanier as one of nation's Top 10 Trial Attorneys, and in 2006, The NLJ designated him as one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America. The NLJ also named him among the country's 40 top attorneys under the age of 40.
A few years ago, he was named by The American Lawyer magazine as one of the top 45 attorneys in the nation under the age of 45. Mr. Lanier's experience in the courtroom has resulted in feature articles in The Wall Street Journal, The American Lawyer, Texas Lawyer, The New York Times, New York Lawyer, The National Law Journal, Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Houston Chronicle and Bloomberg, among others. He is also a frequent guest on news shows such as ABC's "Good Morning America" and CNBC "Squawk Box".
Mr. Lanier and the over 33 lawyers who work at the firm handle cases nationwide. Mark is licensed to practice in state and federal courts as well as the U.S. Supreme Court. He is also frequently asked to instruct other attorneys about his mesothelioma trial techniques in seminars held across the nation. Mr. Lanier is enthusiastically involved in government and community activities outside the practice of law. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Committee for Economic Development, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that addresses ongoing critical economic and social issues facing society. Mr. Lanier is often called on by chairmen, presidents, and senior executives from major American corporations and universities for his respected business views on national and international issues.
A strong supporter of his alma mater, Mr. Lanier earned his law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law in 1984. He remains active at Texas Tech by serving on the Law School's Foundation Board. Mr. Lanier was selected as the Texas Tech University School of Law Distinguished Alumnus for 2005. He also is the founder of the Christian Trial Lawyers Association, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to create a network of principled attorneys to minister to others through civic-minded endeavors. Mr. Lanier lives with his wife, Becky, and their five children.