In 1993, Bruce 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, Bruce 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.
Patti Waller joined Marler Clark law firm in 2003 after working for twelve years in the Communicable Disease Program at the Washington State Department of Health. At the health department, Patti investigated food and water borne illnesses and outbreaks. She conducted food safety training courses, focusing on best epidemiologic practices in outbreak investigations. At Marler Clark Patti uses her expertise to develop protocol, screen potential clients, and gather evidence for successful litigation.A frequent speaker, Patti appreciates the opportunity to serve as a liaison between the legal world and public health. She earned a Masters of Science degree in Epidemiology at the University of Washington in 1990.