Bill Marler, one of the best food safety lawyers out there, on his passion for blogging

Bill Marler is one of the nation’s leading bloggers and food safety lawyers for a reason—he’s been going nonstop for nearly two decades now and has 12 blogs associated with his name. He joins Bob Ambrogi on This Week in Legal Blogging to discuss how he first got his start in the food safety and blogging world, as well as how his passion has allowed him to keep blogging over the years.

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Episode Recap

There was a pretty pivotal moment in Bill’s career that led him to starting his own practice, and that’s where we begin this episode. Bill goes on to explain how blogging has become a staple in his life—as much of a routine as taking a shower. Passion and a love for blogging have kept him going throughout the years, as well as a desire to keep helping others.

Episode Outline

  • 1:30 – Bill discusses his practice and how he got his start though a Jack in the Box case in 1993
  • 4:10 – How serious some of the cases Bill takes on are
  • 6:00 – The change in the food safety industry over the years and how that’s reflected in Bill’s practice
  • 10:05 – Bill reflects on meeting Kevin O’Keefe and how he urged him to blog, as well as how blogging fit in with the earlier days of media and getting information out to others
  • 15:15 – The expansion of blogging within Bill’s practice and the creation of Food Safety News
  • 22:00 – Blogging is second nature at this point and a part of Bill’s everyday routine
  • 26:00 – Being a plaintiff lawyer and blogging to educate and help others
  • 29:33 – How blogging has impacted Bill’s practice
  • 33:12 – Advice for aspiring or current bloggers