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20 years fighting for victims of bad food

I had a rare Sunday afternoon where I got to focus of something other than yet another company sickening yet another customer (well, I did do some work).  I got to see my two youngest daughters get awards for community service at a local church – one for being an “Island Ambassador” and the other for helping to clear a walking trail for some elderly residents (a proud papa).  My eldest daughter is studying for finals in college, but photoshopped her dad onto the Forbidden City a few years ago.

I am glad that my kids understand service.  After 20 years, I get it too, and here is a summary of it:

2012 – Bill Marler, Attorney, Blogger, and Food Safety Advocate, Talks Turkey (Or Spinach, Rather) Miami New Times, Interview with Ily Goyanes, November 2.

2012 – Bill Marler Interview, Part Two: His Most Difficult Cases and Lobbying Congress Miami New Times, Interview with Ily Goyanes, November 14.

2012 – Profiles in Public Health Law: Interview with William “Bill” Marler CDC Public Health Law News, July.

2012 – Food Safety Lawyer Bill Marler On Sprouts, Raw Milk, and Why “Local” Isn’t Always Safer Blisstree.com, Hanna Brooks Olsen, March 5.

2011 – Listeria outbreak draws Seattle lawyer to battle Associated Press, Shannon Dininny, October 9.

2011 – Food-Borne Illness Attorney: Top Foods to Avoid ABC News, Neal Karlinsky, September 29.

2011 – How to Keep Food Free of Salmonella: Lawsuits The Atlantic, Barry Estabrook, August 31.

2011 – More Stomach-Churning Facts about the E. Coli Outbreak New York Times, Mark Bittman, June 8.

2011 – Bill Marler: A Personal Injury Attorney and More The Xemplar, Nicole Black, June 1.

2011 – Good Food Hero: Bill Marler, Food Safety Attorney Good Food World, Gail Nickel-Kailing, May 23.

2011- Poisoned: The True Story of the Deadly E. coli Outbreak that Changed the Way Americans Eat. Inspire Books, Jeff Benedict, May 15

2011 – New Book Chronicles Islander Marler’s Work. Bainbridge Island Review, Connie Mears, May 13.

2010 – Food Safety Lawyer Puts His Money Where Your Mouth Is AOL News, Andrew Schneider, September 29

2009 – Food Safety Lawyer’s Wish: Put Me Out of Business Seattle Times, Maureen O’Hagan, November 23

2009 – WSU Discourse on Food Safety, Courtesy Seattle Lawyer Kitsap Sun, Tristan Baurick,  August 29

2009 – When Food Sickens, He Heads for Courthouse Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Matt McKinney, June 24

2009 -  Bill Marler, The Food-Safety Litigator Culinate, Miriam Wolf, April

2009 – Food Fight:Bill Marler’s Beef (PDF) Washington Law & Politics, David Volk, May

2009 – Candidate for Top FSIS Job talks E. coli Testing, Irradiation, Education The Meating Place, Ann Bagel Storck, February 6

2009 – Five Minutes with Bill Marler, Well Known Lawyer, Food Safety Activist CattleNetwork, Chuck Jolley, February 5

2009 – Heath Surveillance the Key to Fresh Produce The Packer, Tom Karst, February 3

2008 – Seattle Food Contamination Expert in China as Tainted Milk Sickens Thousands of Kids Seattle Health Examiner, September 23

2008 -  E. Coli Lawyer Is Busier Than Ever Associated Press, February 4

2007 -  Legally Speaking: The Food Poisoning Lawyer The Southeast Texas Record, John G. Browning, November 20

2007 -  The Nation’s Leading Food-borne Illness Attorney Tells All Washington State Magazine, Hannelore Sudermann, August

2007 -  Back to Court: Burst of E. coli Cases Returns Jack in the Box Litigator to the Scene Meat and Poultry News, Steve Bjerklie, June 8

2007 – Food Fight Portland Oregonian, Alex Pulaski, March

2007 -  Mr. Food Illness Esquire QSR Magazine, Fred Minnick, February

2006 -  Seattle Attorney Dominates Food-Borne Illness Litigation KPLU, October 20

2006 -  How a Tiny Law Firm Made Hay Out of Tainted Spinach The Wall Street Journal, Heather Won Tesoriero and Peter Lattman, September 27

2005 – Bill Marler – Education Holds Key in Tainted Food Fight King County Bar Association Bar Bulletin, Ross Anderson, November

2001 -  THE INSIDE STORY: How 11 Schoolkids Got $4.75 Million in E. coli Lawsuit MeatingPlace.com, Bryan Salvage, March 7

2001 -  Hammer Time: Preparation Pays When Disputes Escalate to Lawsuits Meat & Poultry Magazine, David Hendee

2001 -  For Seattle Attorney, A Bacterium Brings Riches—and Enemies The Wall Street Journal, Rachel Zimmerman

2001 -  The Bug That Ate The Burger Los Angeles Times, Emily Green, June

1999 -  Courting Publicity, Attorney Makes Safe Food His Business Seattle Post, Maggie Leung, September 7

And, if you want the beginning story read “Poisoned.”