Rachel Lanier is passionate about representing injured clients and their families in the areas of toxic torts, pharmaceutical litigation, mass torts, and product liability.
In 2017, Ms. Lanier served on the Lanier Law Firm’s trial team in the Pinnacle hip implant litigation against DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. which led to a $247 million dollar verdict in favor of plaintiffs. In 2018, Ms. Lanier was on the trial team in St. Louis, Missouri representing twenty-two plaintiffs in the Talcum Powder litigation against Johnson & Johnson, and was instrumental in obtaining the $4.7 billion dollar verdict for the plaintiffs. From 2019 to present, Ms. Lanier has served on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the 3M Combat Earplug Multi-District Litigation and as Chair of the Early Vetting Subcommittee. She also serves on the Civil Plaintiff Executive Committee for the National Trial Lawyers Civil Plaintiff Top 40 Under 40, and is a co-chair of the AAJ 3M Combat Earplugs Litigation Group.
Ms. Lanier received recognition as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2017-2021, New York Rising Star in 2018-2020, and Outstanding Young Women Lawyers for the New York Metro Area in 2019. Ms. Lanier also received recognition as a National Trial Lawyers’ Civil Plaintiff Top 40 Under 40 Lawyer and was selected for national membership into the American Trial Academy: Top Tier Lawyers 2020. In 2021, Ms. Lanier was honored to be selected as one of U.S. News and World Report’s Best Lawyers in America.
She is a member of the American Bar Association, American Association for Justice, New Jersey and New York Bar Associations, and Super Lawyers. She is further an accredited attorney for the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims for veterans’ benefits before the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Ms. Lanier enjoys speaking at CLE seminars and has been honored to speak at the following:
⮚ Great Trials Podcast
⮚ Louisiana Annual Class Action / Complex Litigation Symposium
⮚ 3M Combat Arms Earplugs Webinars
⮚ ATLA Annual Meeting
⮚ HarrisMartin Seminars
⮚ Mass Torts Made Perfect
⮚ Masters of Mass Tort Seminar
⮚ National Trial Lawyers Summit
⮚ PALS Seminar
⮚ SCAJ Advanced Trial Lawyer Seminar
Ms. Lanier is a native Houstonian who received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Religion from Pepperdine University in California. She then pursued a law degree from St. John’s University School of Law in New York, where she served as a legal advocate for domestic abuse victims through the Domestic Violence Litigation Clinic. Ms. Lanier is admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey, and pending admission in California. She lives in Los Angeles and enjoys painting, playing the ukulele, and spending time with family and friends.