William Marler Recipient of Two Law Awards


William Marler, managing partner of Seattle-based Marler Clark, has been selected for two prestigious law awards. The Washington State Trial Lawyers Association (WSTLA) has selected him for the 2008 Public Justice Award, and the King County Bar Association (KCBA) has given him the 2008 Outstanding Lawyer Award.

WSTLA bestows the Public Justice Award to “an individual or organization whose efforts, courage, litigation, or innovative work results in the creation of a more just society”. The award will be presented to Mr. Marler at the May 1st Law Day Dinner. The Washington State Trial Lawyers Association represents attorneys and professionals in the legal field committed to champion the cause of those who deserve redress for injury to person, property or civil rights. Established in 1953, the association conducts legal education, compiles research, facilitates the sharing of resources, and implements the public affairs as well as government relations programs.

The KCBA will present Mr. Marler with the 2008 Outstanding Lawyer Award on June 28th at their annual awards dinner. The King County Bar Association provides support to its diverse membership; promotes a just, collegial, and accessible legal system and profession; works with the judiciary to achieve excellence in the administration of justice; strives to benefit the community through its own efforts and those of its Foundation; and offers opportunities for public service and input into matters of public policy. Founded in 1886 and incorporated in 1906, the King County Bar Association is the largest voluntary bar association in the state of Washington, with approximately 6,000 members.

An accomplished personal injury lawyer and national expert in foodborne illness litigation, William Marler has been a major force in food safety policy in the United States and abroad. He and his partners at Marler Clark have represented thousands of individuals in claims against food companies whose contaminated products have caused serious injury and death. His advocacy for better food regulation has led to invitations to address local, national, and international gatherings on food safety, including recent testimony to US Congress Committee on Energy and Commerce. Marler Clark is considered the nation’s foremost law firm representing victims of foodborne illness and other serious personal injuries.