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Mark Lanier
Works at The Lanier Law Firm
Attended Coronado High School, Lubbock
Lives in Houston, TX
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W. Mark Lanier is the founder of The Lanier Law Firm, where he serves as the firm's lead litigation counsel. Mr. Lanier is recognized as one of the top trial lawyers in the United States. In 1998 and 2006, The National Law Journal recognized Mark 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, and The New York Times describes Mark Lanier as "one of the top civil trial lawyers in America."

Mark Lanier is certified as a personal injury trial specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is licensed to practice in all Texas state and federal courts, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Lanier is also licensed to practice law in New York state. The Lanier Law Firm has offices in Houston, TX, New York City, Los Angeles, CA and Palo Alto, CA. Mark Lanier represents clients from all over the world in courtrooms across the United States. He is also frequently asked to instruct other attorneys about his trial techniques in seminars held across the nation.

Mark Lanier 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. Lanier also writes about the Bible and teaches Biblical classes in person at Champion Forest Baptist Church, through his Biblical Literacy website and through print.

  • Coronado High School, Lubbock
  • Texas Tech University (1978-1980)
  • David Lipscomb University (1980-1981)
  • Texas Tech School of Law (1981-1984)
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W. Mark Lanier