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Richard Meadow


Richard “Rick” Meadow is the National Mass Tort Leader as well as the Director of Business Development for The Lanier Law Firm.  His responsibilities include overseeing all the firm’s pharmaceutical mass tort litigation in addition to promoting, recruiting and maintaining associated outside relationships at a national level.  In 2004, prior to relocating to the firm’s Houston office, Mr. Meadow opened, managed and grew the New York office of The Lanier Law Firm to what is now three floors and 17 attorneys.

Mr. Meadow has represented the rights of individuals who have been injured by pharmaceuticals, medical devices, asbestos, medical malpractice, defective products, construction defects, lead poisoning, and motor vehicles, as well as the negligence of premises owners and municipalities for over 30 years. He further has extensive experience in the representation of large national insurance companies as an insurance defense attorney. This experience provides a 360-degree perspective of the practice of tort law in the United States.

For over the past 20 years, Mr. Meadow has developed an extensive practice in mass tort and aggregate litigation. He has been nominated and selected to a variety of leadership positions by both his peers and courts across the country.  He has served in leadership positions in many cases that have resulted in nationwide settlements against many of the world’s largest pharmaceutical and automotive companies.  

Born in New York, he currently resides in Houston, Texas, and is the proud father of Ruby and Joshua.  He enjoys playing golf and watching his beloved New York Yankees.

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