www.marlerblog.com Food Safety Attorney Bill Marler discusses his work as a foodborne illness attorney and food safety advocate. CSPAN Congressional Testimony, Bill Marler My name is Bill Marler. I’m a trial lawyer.
My law firm, Marler Clark, located in Seattle Washington, specializes in representing victims of foodborne illness. Bill Marler: Even though I’m a lawyer, and even though I’m representing people and suing companies, I’m also a food safety advocate. CSPAN Congressional Testimony, Bill Marler: Here’s my plea: put me out of business. For this trial lawyer, E. coli has been a far too successful practice and a heartbreaking one. I’m tired of visiting with horribly sick kids who did not have to be sick in the first place.
Bill Marler: I think in some respects, a lot of what I do fills in for what government fails to do or industry convinces government not to do. The Jack in the Box Outbreak was really the meat industry’s 9/11. I started doing these kinds of cases back in 1993 when I was hired by the family of Brianne Kiner in the middle of the Jack in the Box outbreak. She was really the most severely injured child.
I represented her and dozens of other kids who were really severely sick. Lawyers from around the country would refer cases to me because of the success I had in the Jack in the Box case. Foodborne Illness in America is a shockingly big number. There are about 76 million foodborne illness cases in the United States every year. Over three hundred and …