Mark Lanier

Mark’s courtroom experience is significant and diverse with nearly $20 billion in verdicts in his career including a record setting $4.69 billion verdict for 22 women and their families who alleged that decades of daily use of Johnson & Johnson’s asbestos-laden talcum powder products caused their ovarian cancer.  

Mark was twice named the National Trial Lawyers Association’s Trial Lawyer of the Year and was further inducted into the National Trial Lawyers’ Hall of Fame. He was further honored as The National Law Journal’s Outstanding Trial Lawyer of the Year. The American Association of Justice honored Mark with their Lifetime Achievement Award. 

Holding three honorary doctorates, he was bestowed the Ambassador of Peace award by the Guatemalan government. Mark received the Distinguished Alumnus award from the Texas Tech University School of Law for 2015 and from Texas Tech University in 2016.  He founded the Lanier Theological Library; one of the nation’s largest theological collections and he teaches biblical literacy, weekly, to thousands. Organizer of the Christian Trial Lawyers Association, Mark is published in both legal and theological arenas and has four books, numerous published articles and two movies among his works.  

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