The lawyers in the Ranier Law Firm have dedicated their careers and their firm to successfully representing their clients and to the betterment of the courts and their community, state and country. They have recovered billions of dollars for their clients. They have represented everyone, from the most powerful to the most disadvantaged. Their clients have prevailed in many ground breaking and record setting cases. They have served as lead counsel in regional and national cases. From offshore disasters, to asbestos contamination, to dangerous pharmaceuticals, to refinery explosions, to tobacco disease, to work place injuries, to environmental contamination of land, to retirement fund claims, to name just a few, they have been on the legal front lines fighting and winning for their clients.

To better serve their clients, the Ranier Law Firm lawyers have committed themselves to the improvement of the justice system, the courts and their community by serving as leaders in important legal and non-profit organizations.

Drew Ranier


Drew Ranier is the founding member of Ranier Law Firm. He has committed his career and his firm to helping people in this community and around the country. He has been an outstanding member of the Louisiana and Texas Bars for 35 years and has earned the highest lawyer rating possible from his peers. He has won a wide range of exceptional verdicts, settlements and judgments, including several exceeding a billion dollars. He has represented widely diverse clients, including offshore workers, large landowners, auto accident victims, retirement plan beneficiaries, oil and gas interests, governmental entities, unions, refinery workers and asbestos and tobacco victims.

Drew Ranier’s service and commitment to his community is a driving force behind his firm. He has been recognized for this service by his peers and by the community. He was President of the Louisiana Bar Foundation (he remains a Board member), the State’s largest legal services funder for the poor. He also served as President of the Louisiana Association of Justice and on the Board of the American Association for Justice, where he lead the region and country in advocating for consumer, worker, and victim rights. He has been active in many Bar Association activities and currently serves on the Client Assistance Foundation. He has been elected by his peers to the International Society of Barristers. Mr. Ranier has served for seven years as a Board Member of The Nature Conservancy of Louisiana, a leading non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and restoring Louisiana natural resources.

Brett Powers


Brett M. Powers received his B.A. from Louisiana State University in 1994 and graduated from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 1998 with a Juris Doctorate, and began practicing with the firm in 1999. Mr. Powers is an AV rated Trial Attorney.

Mr. Powers’ practice has been almost exclusively dedicated to representing victims of corporate misconduct in the form of cases involving occupational chemical exposure, labor law, environmental cleanup, mass torts, class actions, product liability, pharmaceutical and hurricane litigation. Often, in difficult litigation, he deals with complex scientific and medical aspects of causation.

He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, New Orleans Bar Association, American Bar Association, Southwest Louisiana Bar Association, American Association for Justice, Louisiana Association for Justice, Texas Bar Association, Judge Albert Tate, Jr., American Inn of Court and Phi Delta Phi.

Sarah Ranier Kearney


Sarah Ranier Kearney received her Juris Doctorate from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 1998. She has been representing injured clients since 1999 in personal injury, pharmaceutical injury, land damage, product liability, and automobile accident cases. Her legal experience ranges from nationwide complex mass tort and class actions to individual automobile injury cases.

Ms. Ranier is a member of the Louisiana State Bar, New Orleans Bar Association, Southwest Louisiana Bar Association, Louisiana Association for Justice, and the American Association for Justice. She has served on the Board of the Episcopal Day School and the Imperial Calcasieu Museum, and as a coach for the Carrollton Soccer Association.