VICTOR IN NATION’S FIRST VIOXX TRIAL, TEXAS TECH ALUM, TO BE HONORED AT BANQUET

Written by Michael Castellon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: Aug. 10, 2005
CONTACT: Michael Castellon, m.castellon@ttu.edu



LUBBOCK – The Texas Tech University School of Law will honor Houston-based attorney Mark Lanier as its 2005 Distinguished Alumnus at a banquet on Friday, Sept. 9.

On Aug.19, Lanier won a $253 million verdict in the nation's first Vioxx trial. He was recently named as one of the top 45 attorneys in the nation under the age of 45 by The American Lawyer magazine. He graduated from the Texas Tech University School of Law in 1984, and currently serves on the School of Law’s Foundation Board.

“We are always proud of Mark Lanier because he is a Tech Law Alum,” said School of Law Dean Walter Huffman. “I agree with the many who have commented in the national press concerning his latest precedent-setting victory that Mark has solidified his reputation as America’s best trial lawyer. I am sure everyone will be interested in hearing his personal comments on the Vioxx case. One of the greatest things about being around Mark is that he is a genuine and caring human being. His many extraordinary victories have won him respect throughout the nation both as a lawyer and as a person.”

In addition to the Lanier award, the alumni banquet will feature Army Maj. Michael R. Holley as the keynote speaker. Holley was the Chief Prosecutor of the Abu Ghraib detainee abuse cases. He is a 1999 graduate of the School of Law.

Texas Tech University School of Law Alumni can obtain ticket information from the Office of Alumni Relations at 806-742-3990.

For more information, contact Casey Carson at 806-742-3990 or casey.carson@ttu.edu.





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