Bill Marler

Bill Marler is a food poisoning attorney who champions the cause of children and other people sickened by E. coli, Salmonella, Listeria and other foodborne illness across the US.

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Awards & Accolades

Our food attorneys have won in settlements for our clients.

  • 2022 Marler Clark Best Lawyers US News
  • 2021 Marler Clark Best Lawyers US News
  • 2020 Marler Clark Best Lawyers US News
  • Champion of Justice, Campaign for Equal Justice 2021. Civil legal aid is a basic human right, available and effective for all low-income people.
  • Champion of Justice, Campaign for Equal Justice 2020.  Legal aid fund for families in poverty.
  • Bill Marler Selected to Washington Super Lawyers Top 100
  • 5th Annual ABA Blawg 100 Honoree
  • Bill Marler Lexis Nexis Top Business Blog
  • Bill Marler food poisoning lawyer perfect Avvo rating
  • Seattle University Professional Achievement Award
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • NSF 2010 Food Safety Leadership Award for Education
  • KCBA Kings County Bar Association, Outstanding Lawyer Award 2008
  • Best of  UNITED STATES
  • Top 40 Personal Injury Plaintiff Lawyers, Washington Law & Politics
  • Lexis Nexis, Martindale-Hubbel, Peer Review Rated For Ethical Standars and Legal Ability
  • Washington State Association for Justice, Public Justice Award 2008
  • Member of The American Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100 Trial Lawyers

Where people typically thought of food safety as this three-legged stool—the consumer groups, the government, and the industry—Bill sort of came in as a fourth leg and actually was able to effect changes in a way that none of the others really had.

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25 Key cases

Twenty-five of my favorite cases and cases that have changed food policy in the United States. Although this is but a few of the E. coli, Salmonella, Hepatitis A and other foodborne pathogen cases I have done in the last 15 years, the below are some that I am the proudest of:

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