Marler Clark LLP

Headquarters: Seattle, Washington

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Marler Clark was established in 1998 by the top attorneys for the plaintiffs and defendants in the landmark litigation arising from the 1993 Jack in the Box E. coli O157:H7 outbreak. The firm has since become the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of foodborne illness outbreaks across the country.

The 2011 book, Poisoned: The True Story of the Deadly E. coli Outbreak that Changed the Way Americans Eat, chronicles the Jack in the Box outbreak and Bill’s role in a case that would change history. The book, by investigative author Jeff Benedict, received critical acclaim.

In 2023, Poisoned: The Dirty Truth About Your Food, was released as a documentary on Netflix. This film tells the story of the Jack in the Box outbreak, interviewing Bill Marler about his experience and perspective about the shortcomings in food safety practices and policy in the United States.

The Marler Clark food safety attorneys have recovered over $850 million for victims of foodborne illnesses such as Campylobacter, E. coli O157:H7, Hepatitis A, Listeria, Norovirus, Salmonella, and Campylobacter outbreaks across the country. Bill Marler and the other attorneys at Marler Clark also spend a significant amount of time travelling to speak to government groups, academia, and industry on food safety issues.

While foodborne illness litigation has been the focus of the firm’s practice, Marler Clark’s attorneys have represented injured persons in other cases for injuries resulting from defective products, automobile accidents, and nursing home negligence. The firm has successfully resolved high-profile personal injury cases throughout the United States, achieving some of the largest settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients.

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Management & Personnel
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Julie Dueck
William "Bill" Marler
Foodborne Illness Litigation
Drew Falkenstein
Foodborne Illness Litigation
Bruce Clark
Foodborne Illness Litigation
Michelle Cleary
Ilana Korchia
Foodborne Illness Litigation

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  • Food-Borne Illness
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

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