Bill Marler, attorney and advocate in food-borne illness cases, to speak here Feb. 8

William Marler, an attorney who has achieved national prominence for his litigation and advocary in cases related to food-borne illness, will speak on campus on February 8 at 7:30 p.m., Great Hall, Memorial Union. His topic: Chasing the Ambulance Away: Reshaping the Role of the Personal Injury Lawyer in Society and the Law.

Marler has built his firm, Marler Clark, into a national powerhouse of foodborne illness litigation. In the process, has elevated the role of personal injury lawyer from ambulance chaser to consumer champion and advocate for change. His involvement in the politics of food safety has had a tangible impact on the development of legislation at every level of government. In his talk, he will discuss his view of personal injury litigation, and how it can help build and maintain a safer society.