A Houston-based law firm founded by a Texas Tech University School of Law alumnus has been recognized as one of the nation’s Most Feared Plaintiffs’ Firms of 2014 by the trade publication LAW360.

The Lanier Law Firm – founded in 1990 by Texas Tech Alumnus Mark Lanier – operates in Houston, New York City and Los Angeles. They focus on advocacy cases based on dangerous consumer products, vehicular and worksite injuries, and high-stakes business disputes.

Law360 chose firms for the list based on reader nominations.

The firm was also recently named to the Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame by the newspaper Texas Lawyer.

"It is an incredible honor for our organization to be included among such an amazing list of firms," said Lanier in a press release. "Whether we are handling commercial litigation, personal injury or product liability cases, there's no way we would be recognized if it were not for the incredible and diverse work provided by every attorney in our firm."

According to the firm’s public relations department, Lanier and other members of the firm recently won a case for a New York couple that resulted in a $9 billion verdict against Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd., and Eli Lilly & Company over risks involved with the diabetes drug Actos.