HB Litigation Conferences is pleased to announce Mark Lanier will deliver the luncheon keynote address on October 3, 2011, at the 14th Annual National Asbestos Litigation Conference in Amelia Island, Florida.

Lanier, founder and lead litigation counsel of The Lanier Law Firm, is recognized as one of the top trial lawyers in the United States. In 1998 and 2006, The National Law Journal recognized Mr. 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. In 2010, The National Law Journal named Mark as one of the Most Influential Attorneys of the Decade and he was also selected to Lawdragon’s list of 500 Leading Lawyers in America.

Recently, he was named by The American Lawyer magazine as one of the top 45 attorneys in the nation under the age of 45. In a statewide survey of his legal peers published in Texas Monthly magazine, Mr. Lanier has been selected as a “Texas Super Lawyer” in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007. In 2002, Texas Lawyer newspaper named Mr. Lanier as one of the top 5 “Go To” personal injury plaintiff attorneys in Texas, and he was named by the same publication as the top personal injury lawyer in the state in 2007. In addition, Texas Lawyer named him its 2005 “Impact Player of the Year.”

Mr. Lanier’s experience in the courtroom has resulted in feature articles in The Wall Street Journal, The American Lawyer, Texas Lawyer, The New York Times, New York Lawyer, The National Law Journal, Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Houston Chronicle and Bloomberg, among others. He is also a frequent guest on news shows such as ABC’s “Good Morning America” and CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”

Mr. Lanier has significant courtroom experience and has negotiated numerous significant settlements for his clients across the United States.  He 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 and New York City and 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.

HB’s 14th Annual National Asbestos Litigation Conference is chaired by Gary Galiher, Esq., Galiher DeRobertis Ono; Paul Slater, Senior Counsel, General Electric; and Walter Watkins, Jr., Esq., Forman Perry Watkins Krutz & Tardy LLP.

For more information or to register, contact Brownie Bokelman at 484-324-2755 x212 or brownie.bokelman@litigationconferences.com.