A seasoned trial attorney and skilled negotiator, Mark B. Wilson has won nearly every case he has tried or arbitrated, losing only one jury trial in which the appellate court reversed the judgment in his client’s favor. He tries cases in both federal and state courts in a variety of matters, including copyright infringement, construction defects, covenants not to compete, breach of contract, attorney malpractice, unlawful detainer and personal injury.
He and his partner have recovered more than $95 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.
He has been acknowledged as a Southern California Super Lawyer for eight consecutive years 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 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.
Mr. Wilson is a frequent lecturer to bar organizations on modern trial techniques and has authored several articles on trial practice. He is also a contributing author to one of the leading legal treatises on construction law.
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 the 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. During law school, Mr. Wilson began trying cases in a program sponsored by the Los Angeles District Attorney's office.