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The food attorneys at Marler Clark are the nation's leading lawyers representing victims of foodborne illnesses such as E. coli, Salmonella, and Listeria.

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A Brief History of Marler Clark

Marler Clark was formed in 1998 following the historic Jack-in-the-Box E. coli outbreak that sickened nearly 700, hospitalizing hundreds and causing the death of 4 children. Bill Marler and Andy Weisbecker, who represented the E. coli victims, joined forces with Bruce Clark and Denis Stearns, who represented Jack-in-the-Box, to form the first and only law firm with its sole mission to represent the victims of foodborne illnesses like E. coli, Salmonella, Listeria, Hepatitis A, and others. Since 1998, Marler Clark has been involved in all major outbreaks in the United States and has consulted on cases worldwide. Together, they have secured verdicts and settlements for their clients amounting to more than $850,00,000.

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Marler Clark is a trusted source of information on foodborne illness and outbreaks. Reporters often ask Marler Clark attorneys—with their long history of working with foodborne illness and food safety advocacy—for information that might help their viewers.

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Marler Clark's food litigation attorneys have the most extensive experience representing victims of food poisoning outbreaks of any law firm in the United States.

Bill Marler and his staff were with us from when my daughter was in the hospital to the very end of the lawsuit 3 years later. Constantly in touch and on our side with advice right up to the great result they got for my daughter. They fought for her mostly behind the scene and protected us. Thank you Marler Clark.

James Ruocchio

Bill Marler came to the rescue for our case which started out as a National class action lawsuit but he took our case individually. Bill was very personable and attentive to us and our case and was very understanding while we were.grieving our daughter’s sickness. Bill fought a large corporation for us and we won our case and received great compensation. We will be forever grateful for Bill. We still keep in touch with him even 13 years later.

Cynthia Sedbrook

I would like to start by saying that Bill and his whole law firm are the BEST! So knowledgeable on food born illnesses, through the entire process any questions I had were answered and I never felt like I wasn’t in the right hands! If you need a lawyer look no further then Marler Clark! I feel like we’ve become family, Thank You so much for everything!

Christina Stranaghan

2018 E. coli Romaine Lettuce Outbreak


Marler Clark's food litigation attorneys have the most extensive experience representing victims of food poisoning outbreaks of any law firm in the United States.

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Our commitment to the community can be seen through our sponsorship of organizations, including local education services and national food safety organizations.

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