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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.


"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...

Activist Law Firm Lobbying for Hepatitis-A Vaccination Program

Food manufacturers and restaurants should voluntarily vaccinate their employees against hepatitis-A, according to attorneys from the Seattle-based law firm of Marler Clark following a recent...

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...

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.” ...

Bill to Boost School Food Safety

Marler Clark managing partner Bill Marler lobbies hard on behalf of new food safety laws that would help to protect students from contaminated school lunches...

Building a Case Against E. coli

"As a parent, you need someone to put an arm around your shoulder, to say 'we'll take care of it,' and that's what they do."...

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...

Courting publicity, attorney makes safe food his business

Marler, who made his mark by suing Jack in the Box for serving people beef tainted with a deadly strain of the common E. coli...

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....

E. coli Outbreak: One year later, attorney wages war for victims

He truly does believe in what he's doing: Bill Marler has been "radicalized" by the suffering of E. coli victims, a partner says....

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...

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...

Food Safety Attorney Praises USDA New Stricter Standards for School Meat

Two months after he called for increased efforts to prevent food poisoning in the National School Lunch Program, Bill Marler praised the United States Department...

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...

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....

HACCP May Protect Food Manufacturers in Product Liability, Attorney Suggests

Food Chemical News interviewed Bill Marler and Bruce Clark, who presented at a meeting of food technologists, in 1998. In the interview, and in speeches...

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...

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...

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,"...

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...

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....

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...

Outbreaks of E. coli Should Not Occur in Municipal Water

Americans relying on rural and small municipal water systems are just as likely to become victims of the deadly E coli bacteria as are Canadians...

Poison in our Schools?

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