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William D. Marler, Prominent Food Litigation Lawyer

William Marler is the managing partner in the law firm Marler Clark L.L.P., P.S. Since 1993, Mr. Marler has represented thousands of victims of E. coli, Salmonella, Hepatitis A, Listeria, Shigella, Campylobacter and Norwalk Virus illnesses in over thirty States. As a trial lawyer, Mr. Marler has been involved with several cases of national importance. He represented the children murdered by Wesley Alan Dodd, an escaped Washington State convict; the family of William Louth, who died when a crane collapsed during Kingdome roof repairs; the Terlicker family in its suit against Martin Pang and the City of Seattle stemming from an arson fire; and Brianne Kiner in her $15.6 million E. coli settlement with Jack-in-the-Box. This settlement created a state record for an individual personal injury action. Mr. Marler resolved several other Jack-in-the-Box E. coli cases for more than $2.5 million each.

In May of 1998, he settled the Odwalla Juice E. coli outbreak for the families of children who were severely injured after consuming Odwalla apple juice for $12 million. He represented several children in an E. coli outbreak stemming from E. coli contaminated swimming pool water in Georgia. In 2001 he successfully tried to verdict an E. coli case involving a school lunch program in Washington State. The jury returned a verdict of $4.75 million. He also resolved dozens of E. coli cases in 2003 related to one of the largest meat recalls in United States. Mr. Marler recently settled an E. coli case for a young girl for $11 million. In addition, Mr. Marler has been lead counsel in:

Sheetz Salmonella Outbreak:
www.about-salmonella.com/articles/Sheetz/Sheetz.htm

Paramount Farms Salmonella Outbreak:
www.about-salmonella.com/articles/paramount/paramount.htm

Sequoias E. coli Outbreak:
www.about-ecoli.com/news/sequoias.htm

Chi Chi’s Hepatitis A Outbreak:
http://www.about-hepatitis.com/articles/chichis/chichis.htm

Goldcoast Produce E. coli Outbreak:
http://www.about-ecoli.com/news/goldcoast.htm

Golden Corral Salmonella Outbreak:
www.about-salmonella.com/articles/goldencorral/goldencorral.htm

Habaneros E. coli Outbreak:
http://www.about-ecoli.com/news/habanero.htm

Chili’s Salmonella Outbreak:
www.about-salmonella.com/articles/chilis/chilis.htm

Penninsula Village E. coli Outbreak:
http://www.about-ecoli.com/news/peninsula.htm

Harmony Farms Salmonella Outbreak:
www.about-salmonella.com/articles/harmony/harmony.htm

Clarkston Salmonella Outbreak:
www.about-salmonella.com/articles/clarkston/clarkston.htm

KFC E. coli Outbreak:
http://www.about-ecoli.com/news/kfc.htm

WA State Pen Campylobacter Outbreak:
http://www.about-campylobacter.com/news/prison.htm

Spokane Produce E. coli Outbreak:
http://www.about-ecoli.com/news/spokane-produce.htm

Emmpak E. coli Outbreak:
http://www.about-ecoli.com/news/emmpak.htm

King Garden E. coli Outbreak:
http://www.about-ecoli.com/news/king-garden.htm

BJ’s Wholesale E. coli Outbreak
http://www.about-ecoli.com/news/bjs.htm

ConAgra E. coli Outbreak:
http://www.about-ecoli.com/news/conagra.htm

Brook-Lea Salmonella Outbreak:
www.about-salmonella.com/articles/brook-lea/brook-lea.htm

Kunick Salmonella Outbreak:
www.about-salmonella.com/articles/kunick/kunick.htm

Western Sizzlin Salmonella Outbreak:
www.about-salmonella.com/articles/sizzlin/sizzlin.htm

Shipley Sales Salmonella Outbreak:
www.about-salmonella.com/articles/shipley/shipley.htm

Regent Beverly Wilshire Norwalk Outbreak:
http://www.about-norwalk.com/news/beverly-wilshire.htm

Abbott Listeria Litigation:
http://www.about-listeria.com/news/abbott.htm

Robeson E. coli Outbreak:
http://www.about-ecoli.com/news/robeson.htm

Blackforest Salmonella Outbreak:
www.about-salmonella.com/articles/blackforest/blackforest.htm

Bauer Meat E. coli Outbreak:
http://www.about-ecoli.com/news/bauer.htm

Malt-O-Meal Salmonella Outbreak:
www.about-salmonella.com/articles/malt-o-meal/malt-o-meal.htm

Golden Corral E. coli Outbreak:
http://www.about-ecoli.com/news/golden-corral.htm

Sun Orchard Salmonella Outbreak:
www.about-salmonella.com/articles/sunorchard/sunorchard.htm

Subway Hepatitis A Outbreak:
http://www.about-hepatitis.com/articles/subway/subway.htm

San Antonio Taco Salmonella Outbreak:
www.about-salmonella.com/articles/sanantoniotaco/sanantoniotaco.htm

Karl Ehmer E. coli Outbreak:
http://www.about-ecoli.com/news/karl-ehmer.htm

Supervalu E. coli Outbreak:
http://www.about-ecoli.com/news/AFG-supervalu.htm

Linh’s Bakery Salmonella Outbreak:
www.about-salmonella.com/articles/linh/linh.htm

McDonald’s Hepatitis A Outbreak:
http://www.about-hepatitis.com/articles/mcdonalds/mcdonalds.htm

China Buffet E. coli Outbreak:
http://www.about-ecoli.com/news/china-buffet.htm

Royal Fork Shigella Outbreak:
http://www.about-shigella.com/legalcases.htm

D’Angelo’s Hepatitis A Outbreak:
http://www.about-hepatitis.com/articles/dangelos/dangelos.htm

Viva Mexico Shigella Outbreak
http://www.about-shigella.com/legalcases.htm

Sizzler E. coli Outbreak:
http://www.about-ecoli.com/news/sizzler.htm

Carl’s Jr. Hepatitis A Outbreak:
http://www.about-hepatitis.com/articles/carlsjr/carlsjr.htm

Wendy’s E. coli Outbreak:
http://www.about-ecoli.com/news/wendys.htm

Senor Felix Shigella Outbreak:
http://www.about-shigella.com/legalcases.htm

Excel E. coli Outbreak:
http://www.about-ecoli.com/news/excel.htm

Mr. Marler speaks frequently on issues of safe food and has formed www.outbreakinc.com, a non-profit business dedicated to training companies on how to avoid food borne diseases.

Mr. Marler is a graduate of the Seattle University School of Law in 1987. In 1998 he became the Law School’s “Lawyer in Residence.” Mr. Marler received undergraduate degrees in Political Science, English and Economics from Washington State University in 1982. While attending WSU, he was elected to the Pullman City Council. At 19 years of age he was the youngest person, and first student ever elected. In 1997, Mr. Marler received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the WSU College of Liberal Arts. In 1998, Governor Gary Locke appointed Mr. Marler to the University Board of Regents. He recently served as President of the Board. He also serves on the State Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Mr. Marler has been chosen by the attorneys of the State of Washington as a “Super Lawyer.” He has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys. He is married to Julie Marler and they have three daughters, Morgan, Olivia and Sydney. He is a past board member of the Washington State Trial Lawyers, a member of the board of directors of Bainbridge Youth Services, and a member of the Children’s Hospital Circle of Care. He is involved in numerous other civic and political causes. See also, www.marlerclark.com, www.williammarler.com and www.marlerblog.com.