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Courtroom veterans Mark Lanier, Rick Meadow in The Best Lawyers in America

HOUSTON and NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lanier Law Firm founder Mark Lanier and firm attorney Richard "Rick" Meadow once again are being recognized as two of the country's top lawyers in the annual listing of The Best Lawyers in America. The 2015 edition marks the 10th year Mr. Lanier has been listed among the nation's best based on his work in commercial litigation and plaintiffs' mass tort class actions.

Earlier this year, Mr. Lanier and other attorneys from The Lanier Law Firm won a $9 billion verdict against drug makers Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. and Eli Lilly & Co. A Louisiana jury delivered the verdict after finding that the bladder cancer suffered by the firm's client was tied to Takeda's prescription diabetes drug Actos. The verdict stands as the second-highest jury award delivered in the U.S. this year.

Mr. Meadow serves as the National Mass Tort Leader for The Lanier Law Firm in the firm's New York office. He has earned multiple selections to The Best Lawyers in America, where he is recognized in the 2015 edition for his work on behalf of plaintiffs in mass tort class-action lawsuits.

Mr. Meadow is nationally recognized for his expertise in pharmaceutical litigation. He has been recognized by the publishers of The National Law Journal for winning multiple jury awards listed among the country's Top 100 Verdicts of the Year. A member of the exclusive Million Dollar Advocates Forum, he also is recognized in the New York Super Lawyers list as one of the top attorneys in the state.

The Best Lawyers list is based on an extensive survey that includes more than 4 million confidential peer evaluations. The complete roster of 2015 honorees is available at

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, business litigation, product liability, maritime law, and sports and entertainment law. Visit

For more information on the recent honors for Mr. Lanier and Mr. Meadow, please contact J.D. Cargill at 713-659-5200 or

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