HOUSTON, Nov. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lanier Law Firm once again has earned selection as one of the nation's best law firms in the annual survey published by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America. The firm is ranked in the 2017 "Best Law Firms" edition as a National Tier 1 practice in the area of Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Plaintiffs, as well as earning Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings for Houston in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation/ Class Actions-Plaintiffs and Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs. The firm's New York City office is also recognized in the area of Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs. Earlier this year, Best Lawyers in America recognized the firm's founder Mark Lanier as Houston's Lawyer of the Year for Plaintiffs' Personal Injury Litigation following the firm's record-setting verdict earlier this year on behalf of five people harmed by metal-on-metal hip implants manufactured by the DePuy Orthopaedics division of health care giant Johnson & Johnson. Mr. Lanier has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for more than a decade for his work in commercial disputes, serious personal injuries, dangerous consumer products and mass torts. To compile the Best Law Firms guide, researchers from U.S. News and Best Lawyers surveyed thousands of lawyers and law firm clients. The final results are published in the Best Law Firms publication, and available online at http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/. 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, commercial litigation, product liability, maritime law, and sports and entertainment law. Visit http://www.lanierlawfirm.com. For more information, contact J.D. Cargill at 713-659-5200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.