K. Rachel Lanier

K. Rachel Lanier

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in New York, NY

The Lanier Law Firm, PLLC
 | 126 East 56th Street, 6th Floor, Tower 56
New York, NY 10022-3613
Phone: 212-421-2800
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2015
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (50%)
Attorney Profile

Rachel Lanier joined the Lanier Law Firm’s New York office as an associate in 2016 and practices 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.

Ms. Lanier is dedicated to representing injured clients and their families by pursuing justice for those who have been harmed by toxic substances and defective products.  Prior to joining the Lanier Law Firm, Ms. Lanier was an associate at a mid-sized firm in Manhattan, where she focused on representing individuals suffering from asbestos-induced diseases, such as mesothelioma and lung cancer.

Ms. Lanier was recently recognized as a 2018 New York Rising Star in the practice area of personal injury- products and is a member of the American Bar Association, American Association for Justice, New York Bar Association, and New Jersey Bar Association.  She enjoys speaking at Continuing Legal Education seminars, including on panels at the annual Mass Torts Made Perfect Seminar, numerous Harris Martin MDL Conferences, AAJ Seminars, the Annual Complex Litigation Symposium in Louisiana, National Trial Lawyers Summit, and is also featured as a webinar speaker.  

Ms. Lanier is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey. She is a member of the American Bar Association, American Association for Justice, New York State Bar Association, and New Jersey Bar Association.

A native Houstonian, Ms. Lanier 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.  She also worked as a teaching fellow for Dean Michael A. Simons, and was a recipient of the Dean’s Award for Excellent Service for her extensive pro bono work.

About Rachel Lanier

Admitted: 2015, New York

Professional Webpage: https://lanierlawfirm.com/attorney/rachel-lanier/

Honors/Awards:

  • New York Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters, 2017, 2018
  • Dean's Award for Outstanding Service to St. John's University School of Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member of the American Bar Association, American Association for Justice, New York State Bar Association, and New Jersey Bar Association.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker at Continuing Legal Education seminars, including the Annual Complex Litigation Symposium

Educational Background:

  • Pepperdine University, B.A. Psychology, 2012; President, Delta Gamma Fraternity, 2011; VP Foundation, Delta Gamma Fraternity, 2010
  • St. John's University School of Law, J.D., 2015; Teaching Assistant, Dean Michael A. Simons; Member, Women's Law Society; Recipient, Dean's Award for Outstanding Service to the Law School

Industry Groups

  • Asbestos
Office Location for K. Rachel Lanier

126 East 56th Street, 6th Floor
Tower 56
New York, NY 10022-3613

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Last Updated: 2/14/2019

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