A seasoned trial attorney and skilled negotiator, Mark B. Wilson has won nearly every case he has tried or arbitrated. In fact, he has lost only one jury trial and obtained a complete reversal in an appeal. Mr. Wilson represents clients in federal and state courts in a variety of matters, including business litigation, legal malpractice, real estate, trade secrets, unfair competition, copyright infringement, construction disputes, and commercial unlawful detainer.
Mr. Wilson and his partner have recovered almost $100 million in plaintiffs’ cases and have won defense verdicts in “bet the company” cases where millions of dollars were at stake. As a meticulous attorney, he brings to court an eye for detail and a sense of organization essential to winning complex trials. Visit www.kleinandwilson.com to read more about the significant results Mr. Wilson has achieved.
He has been acknowledged as a Southern California Super Lawyer since 2005 in the areas of business litigation, construction litigation, and intellectual property litigation. He is also recognized as one of the elite trial attorneys in Orange County by OC Register Metro magazine. He achieved an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, denoting the highest level of professional excellence from his peers.
In 2002, Mr. Wilson was elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association (“OCTLA”) and remained on the Board for several years. In 2006, OCTLA selected Mr. Wilson as a finalist for the “Business Litigation Trial Lawyer of the Year.” In addition, OCTLA twice recognized Mr. Wilson as “Board Member of the Year” for his contributions to the organization and the legal profession. In 2013, Mr. Wilson was elected Secretary/Treasurer of Orange County Bar Association’s (“OCBA”) Business Litigation section, the largest section in the OCBA. Mr. Wilson will be the Chair of that section in 2016.
Mr. Wilson is a frequent lecturer to bar organizations on modern trial techniques and legal ethics and has authored several articles on trial practice. He is also a contributing author to one of the leading legal treatises on construction law. To learn more about securing Mr. Wilson to speak at your event, visit www.kleinandwilson.com.
Mr. Wilson obtained his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School in 1988 and graduated from the University of Southern California in 1985. He was selected to be on Loyola’s Moot Court team and participated in Loyola’s trial advocacy program which U.S. News and World Report ranked as a top 10 in the nation. Mr. Wilson began trying cases in law school in a program sponsored by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office.
Licensed since 1988
Mark is an outstanding litigator and strategist whose impeccable record speaks for itself. But even setting aside his incredible legal acumen, he is one of the best human beings I’ve has the pleasure of knowing. Sincere, honest, and hardworking, he is an absolute pleasure to be around. I highly recommend Mark, and hope that you have the opportunity to have him work on your behalf.
Imran Vakil Litigation Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Mark stands out among his peers. He has an exceptional ability to handle complex litigation matters and works tirelessly for his clients to obtain the best possible result. Mark is also well-equipped and prepared to take a case to trial, if necessary.
James Ryan Litigation Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Super Lawyer||Southern California Super Lawyers||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Southern California Super Lawyers||2012|
|The Dean's List - OC's Top Attorneys||OC Metro Magazine||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Southern California Super Lawyers||2011|
|The Legal Eagles - OC's Top Attorneys||OC Metro Magazine||2010|
|Super Lawyer||Southern California Super Lawyers||2010|
|Super Lawyer||Southern California Super Lawyers||2009|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition||2008|
|Super Lawyer||Southern California Super Lawyers||2007|
|Super Lawyer||Southern California Super Lawyers||2006|
|Super Lawyer||Southern California Super Lawyers||2005|
|Partner||Klein & Wilson||2010 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Orange County Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|Orange County Trial Lawyers Association||Board of Directors||2002 - 2008|
|State Bar of California||Member||1988 - Present|
|Venture Communications v. Falcon Communications||$26 Million|
|ReadyLink HealthCare v. Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith, LLP||$9 Million|
|Affinitec v. Siemens||$5.7 Million|
|The Gavel (OCTLA)||The New (Old) Fraud Exception to the Parol Evidence Rule (i.e., Everything is Now Coming Into Evidence)||2013|
|The Gavel (OCTLA)||Traps For The Unwary In A Commercial Unlawful Detainer Case||2012|
|Klein & Wilson Website||Legal Malpractice||2010|
|The Gavel (OCTLA)||Witness Interviews: Who Is Off Limits and Who Is Fair Game?||2010|
|The Gavel (OCTLA)||The Trial Lawyer's Screenplay||2007|
|The Gavel (OCTLA)||Multimedia: An Unforgettable Trial Presentation||2006|
|The Gavel (OCTLA)||The Do's and Don'ts of Closing Arguments||2006|
|The Gavel (OCTLA)||The Parole Evidence Rule, the Gatekeeper of Evidence in Contract Cases||2005|
|Association of Business Trial Lawyers Report||Mock Trials - One of the Most Powerful Tools for Case Evaluation and Trial Preparation||2004|
|The Gavel (OCTLA)||Plaintiff's Right to Recover Medical Costs: How to Introduce Evidence of Actual Bills||2003|
|The Gavel (OCTLA)||Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Choice of Law Issues||2003|
|Klein & Wilson Website||How to Get Your Attornesy' Fees Reimbursed||N/A|
|Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University||Law||Juris Doctor||1988|
|University of Southern California||Public Administration||BS - Bachelor of Science||1985|