Bruce Clark is a principal in Marler Clark in Seattle.
Mr. Clark has an extensive background in civil litigation, including personal injury, product liability and professional malpractice actions. Mr. Clark did defense work at the Seattle firm Karr Tuttle Campbell for nearly 15 years before he joined his present partners in a practice devoted to representing injured persons.
In 1993, Mr. Clark became involved in foodborne illness litigation as an attorney for Jack in the Box restaurants in its E. coli O157:H7 personal injury litigation. The Jack in the Box litigation spanned more than four years and involved more than 100 lawsuits in four states. Since that time, Mr. Clark has been continuously involved in food and waterborne illness litigation involving bacterial, viral, and parasitic agents in settings ranging from large scale outbreaks to individual cases. He has extensive expertise in the medical, microbiological, and epidemiological aspects of foodborne illness cases gleaned from more than a decade of working with leading experts across the country. He also possesses practical insight into the functioning of corporations and their insurers.
Mr. Clark has tried numerous jury cases in state and federal courts and has litigated cases in state and federal courts from coast to coast. In addition to his work on food and waterborne pathogen cases, Mr. Clark handles general personal injury cases. He frequently speaks to public health groups as well as food industry groups about the realities of foodborne illness litigation and efforts that can help avoid the damage foodborne pathogens inflict. His article, “Cryptosporidiosis: A Recreational Water Threat That Hasn’t Gone Away,” appeared in the June 2007 issue of the Journal of Environmental Health.
He has extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution and has successfully mediated hundreds of lawsuits. Mr. Clark has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.
Mr. Clark is married and has two sons and is admitted to practice in the state of Washington.