W. Mark Lanier (JD, Texas Tech University) is a trial lawyer and founder of the Lanier Law Firm. His work for clients across the country is supported by firm offices in Houston, New York, and Los Angeles. U.S. News and World Report’s Best Lawyers named him to its Best Lawyers in America list for nine consecutive years and most recently as the 2013 Top Class Action Attorney in America. Mark’s courtroom work has resulted in feature articles in The Wall Street Journal,The New York Times, and The American Lawyer. He is also a frequent guest on news shows on CNBC, Fox Business News, ABC, and other networks. Mark is the founder of the Lanier Theological Library, one of the nation’s largest private theological collections. He also teaches a weekly, 750-plus-member Sunday school class focusing on biblical literacy at Champion Forest Baptist Church. Mark is the founder of the Christian Trial Lawyers Association, a non-profit organization whose goal is to create a network of principled attorneys to minister to others through civic-minded endeavours. He is the father of five children and lives in Houston with his wife, Becky.