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Marler Clark’s constant activism for food safety has been the catalyst behind print and broadcast news stories about topics from food litigation to sprout labeling, hepatitis A vaccinations, and school lunch safety. The Marler Clark lawyers have shared their insight with numerous reporters over the years, and have brought much attention to what they feel is important — stopping needless suffering for victims of foodborne illness.


Marler Clark donates $5,000 to International Association for Food Protection

Marler Clark, the Food Safety Law Firm, continues to offer support to the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP). This month the lawyers in our...

Marler Clark donates $25,000 to Legal Campaign of Washington’s Campaign for Equal Justice

Marler Clark is proud to again donate to the Campaign for Equal Justice. The attorneys at Marler Clark urge all law firms in the state...

Food Safety Attorney Bill Marler Recognized as One of The Best Lawyers in America

Seattle-based food safety advocate and attorney Bill Marler has been listed among The Best Lawyers in America©. The 24th edition of this prestigious publication was...

Bill Marler Receives 2008 WSTLA Public Justice Award

Washington State Trial Lawyers Association (WSTLA) announced that William Marler will be receiving the “Public Justice Award” at the May 2008 Law Day Dinner....

Bill Marler Receives King County Bar Association's 2008 Outstanding Lawyer Award

The King County Bar Association announced today that they had selected William Marler for its “2008 Outstanding Lawyer Award.”...

E. coli lawyer in Seattle makes good money from bad food

Marler Clark attorney Bill Marler was profiled by the Associated Press in a February 2008 article regarding E. coli litigation....

Legally Speaking: The food poisoning lawyer

John G. Browning's column for The Southeastern Texas Record begins: "If you're still snacking on Thanksgiving leftovers, this column just may jumpstart your diet plans,"...

Food Safety Attorney calls for Congressional Hearings on Poisoned Produce

"Now, when we thought that the worst was over, we’re in the midst of another E. coli O157:H7 outbreak, the scope of which may exceed...

How a Tiny Law Firm Made Hay Out of Tainted Spinach

Before health officials warned the public about bad spinach, before grocers yanked fresh spinach off their shelves, before consumers cleaned out their refrigerators, the Seattle...

Seattle firm leading Sheetz litigation

Bill Marler says he plans to file 148 Salmonella lawsuits against Sheetz and Coronet Foods concerning allegedly Salmonella-contaminated tomatoes sold in 2004. Most are in...

Something's Happening Here

In the last few months, Marler Clark has been contacted by individuals, mostly the parents of young children, who have suffered from E. coli O157:H...

Hammer Time: Preparation pays when disputes escalate to lawsuits

Bill Marler has heard them all: “It’s not fair.” “People are just suing over a tummy ache.” “We shouldn’t be blamed. Although somebody got sick...

Big Beef’s Dirty War

In this article, Denis Stearns, a partner with Marler Clark, discusses the meat industry's attachment to HACCP, which shifted much of the responsibility for carrying...

Our food-safety system falls short

Suing food suppliers and restaurants whose products make people seriously ill is Bill Marler's business -- and business is good....

TAINTED: The Flawed Meat Safety System

A two-part series from the Philadelphia Inquirer details the lack of security in our nation's food safety net and tells the stories of victims of...

Food Safety Attorney, William Marler, Speaks Out on Mad Cow

Bill Marler's opinion-editorial on the first case of Mad Cow disease in the United states begins, "We as Americans have grown up believing that our...

Poison in our Schools?

This Opinion-Editorial, written by Bill Marler, discusses vulnerabilities of the National School Lunch Program....

Company is indicted over meat

The general manager of an Orangeburg, S.C., food distributor that has bid on public school contracts across South Carolina, including in Aiken County, was indicted...

Zapping Ground Beef Worries

We don't have to tell you that operating a restaurant is a risky proposition. But if you want to ascertain just how sensationally risky it...

Proud to Be a Lawyer

Writer Jay Flynn interviewed Marler Clark partner Andy Weisbecker about his community involvement as a youth soccer coach for an issue of Bar News....

Marler Clark posting E. coli genetic fingerprints from recalls

A prominent personal-injury law firm specializing in foodborne illness cases has begun posting on the Internet the genetic fingerprints of E. coli O157:H7 strains associated...

Outbreak, Inc. Co-Founder Denis Stearns: Litigating Foodborne Illness

Denis Stearns did a Question and Answer session with Food Tech Source about OutBreak, Inc., the not-for-profit entity formed with the intent of educating companies...

For Seattle Attorney, A Bacterium Brings Riches - and Enemies

Bill Marler, Who Got His Start With Jack-in-the-Box Case, has Made a Career of E. Coli....

The Bug That Ate The Burger

Los Angeles Times writer Emily Green interviewed Bill Marler about his law practice in 2001 - nearly a decade after he began representing victims of...

The Path(ogen) to Success

Tom Duffy interviewed Bill Marler about nearly a decade of foodborne iillness litigation, with a focus on E. coli outbreaks and what food poisoning cases...