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William D. Marler, Salmonella Attorney

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.