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Practice Areas

Food Litigation

Marler Clark's food litigation attorneys have the most extensive experience representing victims of food poisoning outbreaks of any law firm in the United States. Our food poisoning lawyers have successfully represented thousands of victims of the largest food poisoning outbreaks across the country since 1993. Attorneys in other states often refer food poisoning cases to our office, and the attorneys at Marler Clark work to obtain the best results for our clients regardless of where they live. Marler Clark has brought food litigation cases involving defective or unsafe food products on behalf of food poisoning victims in all 50 states.

Defective Products

Marler Clark has represented thousands of individuals and the families of individuals who were injured or killed by defective or unsafe products in products liability claims. The firm has litigated products liability cases, mostly cases involving defective or unsafe food products, in over 35 states. The Defective Products page of the Marler Clark Web site features some of our more interesting defective products cases.

Vehicle Accidents

At Marler Clark we handle automobile, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, and bus accidents whether they involve severe injury, death, or more modest injuries. Many of these cases require significant resources to show how the accident occurred and the damages that resulted from it. All such cases require careful work with medical providers and the willingness to stand up to large insurance companies. The attorneys at Marler Clark have vast experience in securing the best result possible. We are dedicated to providing great care in our representation and good communications with our clients.

Premises Liability

Premises liability refers to the set of legal rules that holds owners or operators responsible when a person is injured because of a danger or unsafe condition on their property. This includes such things as a slip-and-fall in a restaurant, toxic mold in an apartment, and bacterial contamination in a swimming pool. Most premises, or properties, are governed by safety codes that create duties to avoid exposing people to an unreasonable risk of harm. A failure to exercise this ordinary duty of care is considered negligence, and people injured by unsafe premises can sue for damages caused by such negligence.

Wrongful Death

A "wrongful death" occurs when a person is killed due to the negligence or misconduct of another individual, company or entity. Every state has a civil "wrongful death statute," or set of statutes, which establish the procedures for bringing wrongful death actions. A suit for wrongful death may only be brought by the personal representative of the deceased person’s estate on behalf of the statutory beneficiaries, and the most common beneficiaries are surviving spouses and children, and sometimes parents.

Nursing Home Negligence

Unfortunately, the abuse of the elderly in nursing homes is not new and is increasing as our population ages. Marler Clark is committed to making nursing homes safer for their residents. We believe that the last years of life should be filled with respect, not inadequate nutrition, improper health care, or physical abuse.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Injury to the brain can be one of the most traumatic, but at times most subtle, forms of injury suffered in an accident. We know the need to work with our clients to make sure that all aspects of their injuries are assessed.


Consistent with the Northwest’s seagoing heritage, the attorneys at Marler Clark have experience fighting on behalf of injured seamen, fisherman, sailors, and longshoremen. Our maritime practice includes aspects of maritime and admiralty law, including Jones Act claims and maintenance and cure. We have represented individuals from several northwestern states.

Appellate Litigation

Marler Clark has developed a strong reputation for continuing to fight for our clients for as long as it takes, from the trial court all the way to the Supreme Court. We are committed to seeing our clients' rights vindicated even if an appeal is required. And we have the talent and experience needed to succeed on appeal. Our passion for advocating on behalf of our clients has brought us in front of appellate courts in Washington and in Wisconsin, including the Supreme Courts of both states. We have also argued a case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, the highest Court in the land.

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