William Marler is the managing partner of Marler Clark. He began representing victims of foodborne illness outbreaks in 1993, when he represented Brianne Kiner in her $15.6 million E. coli settlement with Jack in the Box. In 1998, Mr. Marler joined his current law partners in a practice dedicated to representing victims of foodborne illness. Since that time, Marler Clark has represented thousands of victims of E. coli, Salmonella, hepatitis A, and other foodborne illnesses in litigation against such companies as ConAgra, Dole, McDonald’s, Odwalla, Wal-Mart, and Wendy’s. Mr. Marler lives on Bainbridge Island with his wife and three daughters.