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Rachel Lanier

Lanier Law Firm

Attorney at The Lanier Law Firm

Rachel Lanier is Managing Attorney of the Los Angeles Office and member of the Lanier Law Firm Trial Team. She practices in the areas of personal injury, toxic torts, pharmaceutical litigation, mass torts, and product liability.

Education

  • J.D. – St. Johns University School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Religion – Pepperdine University

 

Notable Cases

  • Co-led the trial work-up in Ingham v. Johnson & Johnson et al in Missouri State Court, where LLF represented 22 women who suffered from and/or died from ovarian cancer caused by talcum powder exposure and played a significant role in obtaining the unanimous $4.6 billion verdict on behalf of the plaintiffs. Mrs. Lanier was also extensively involved in the appellate work that led to the Supreme Court of the United States rejecting J&J’s appeal, effectively ending the case and leaving in place a Missouri appeals-court ruling against the company.
  • On the trial team for the first bellwether trial in the National Prescription Opiates Litigation MDL 2804 that won a verdict against retail pharmacies operated by Walmart, CVS and Walgreens finding that they failed to follow guidelines that would have curtailed the distribution of highly addictive opioid painkillers.
  • Part of the trial team for two trials in the DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant MDL 2244 in the Northern District of Texas, which resulted in verdicts of more than $1 billion.