Mark B. Wilson P.C.

Mark B. Wilson P.C.

Partner, Klein & Wilson
Location:
Newport Beach, California
Phone:
949-478-0521
Fax:
949-631-3703
Email:

A seasoned trial attorney and skilled negotiator, Mark B. Wilson has won nearly every case he has tried and arbitrated.  Mr. Wilson has lost only one jury trial and obtained a complete reversal on 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’s victories include obtaining a $2.25 million jury verdict in a premises liability case; a $1.8 million binding arbitration award in a legal malpractice case; a $1.4 million jury verdict in a copyright infringement case; a defense verdict in a partnership dispute where the client’s existence was at stake; and a defense verdict in an indemnity case where millions of dollars were at issue.  His settlements include recovering $97 million in a breach of trust case; $3 million in a commercial construction dispute; $2.8 million in an employment dispute; $2.1 million in a legal malpractice action; and $2 million in a lease dispute.  

As a meticulous attorney, Mr. Wilson brings to court an eye for detail and a sense of organization essential to winning complex trials. Read more about the significant results Mr. Wilson has achieved.

Mr. Wilson has been selected to the Southern California Super Lawyers® list since 2005.  In 2017 and 2018, he was listed in the Super Lawyers® Top 50 Orange County list.  Mr. Wilson was 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.  Since 2015, Mr. Wilson has been listed in Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. 

Mr. Wilson was the Chair of the Orange County Bar Association's ("OCBA") Business Litigation section, the largest section in the OCBA.  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.  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.

The California State Bar appointed Mr. Wilson as a Special Deputy Prosecutor in 2016.  He prosecutes State Bar complaints when the State Bar has conflicts of interest.  Mr. Wilson is also a Mandatory Fee Arbitration arbitrator for the OCBA.  

Mr. Wilson presently serves on the Board of Governors of the Orange County Chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers and the Loyola Law School Board of Directors.

Mr. Wilson is a frequent lecturer to bar organizations on modern trial techniques and legal ethics and has authored several articles on trial practice. Mr. Wilson is a California certified specialist in Legal Malpractice 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 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's Attorney's office.

 

Published Works

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1988

Education

  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 1988
    • Honors: Scott Moot Court Honors Board, 1987-1988
    • Honors: Jurisprudence Book Award, Legal Research and Writing, 1986
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
    • B.S. - 1985
    • Major: Public Administration

Classes/Seminars

  • Lecturer, The New Rules of Professional Conduct and the Sheppard Mullin Opinion: How They Impact Business Litigators, Orange County Bar Association, 2018
  • Lecturer, The New Rules of Professional Conduct, Provisors, 2018
  • Lecturer, The Ideal Motion to Compel Arbitration, ABTL Annual Seminar, 2018
  • Lecture, How to Avoid Legal Malpractice and Keep Your License, Ferguson Inn of Court, 2018
  • Lecture, Marriage and Divorce of Law Firms, Orange County Bar Association, 2018
  • Lecturer, How Real Estate Attorneys Can Avoid Legal Malpractice Claims, Orange County Bar Association, 2017
  • Lecturer, Winning Attorney-Client Fee Disputes, Orange County Bar Association, 2017
  • Lecturer, Mistakes Lawyers Make Regarding Structured Settlements, Annual Convention of Society of Settlement Planners, 2016
  • Lecturer, How to Use Multimedia to Make Closing Arguments More Convincing, Provisors' Lawyers and Legal Professionals Affinity Group, 2015
  • Lecturer, Using Multimedia to Maximize Impact, Orange County Bar Association, 2014
  • Lecturer, Capturing the Audience’s Attention with Multimedia, Orange County Women Lawyers Association, 2014
  • Lecturer, How to Avoid Legal Malpractice, AttorneyCredits.com, 2014
  • Lecturer, Multi-Media Courtroom Presentations, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
  • Lecturer, Ethics and Etiquette - Avoiding Malpractice Claims When Representing Financial Institutions & Building Stronger Client Ties, Orange County Bar Association, Banking and Lending Section, 2013 - 2014
  • Lecturer, How to Avoid Legal Malpractice Claims / Common Mistakes in Legal Malpractice Cases, Orange County Bar Association, Real Estate Section, 2013
  • Lecturer, Effective Use of Multimedia for Mediation and Trial, Robert A. Banyard Inn of Court, 2013
  • Lecturer, Cumis Counsel Issues for the Business Litigator, Orange County Bar Association, 2010
  • Lecturer, Using Video Technology in Case Management, Deposition & Trial, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, 2009
  • Lecturer, How to Present a Multimedia Closing Argument, Orange County College of Trial Advocacy, 2009
  • Lecturer, Technology Weapons Every Business Lawyer Must Learn to Use at Trial, Association of Business Trial Lawyers, 2008
  • Lecturer, How to Conduct Voir Dire, Orange County College of Trial Advocacy, 2007
  • Lecturer, How to Take a Videotaped Deposition and Get it Into Evidence, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, 2006
  • Lecturer, Modern Evidence Techniques and Technology, Lorman Seminar, 2005
  • Lecturer, Damages in a Commercial Case, Lorman Seminar, 2003
  • Lecturer, How to Conduct Voir Dire, Orange County Bar Association, 2003
  • Lecturer, Latest Trends in Jury Selection, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, 2003
  • Lecturer, Mock Trials - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, 2002
  • Lecturer, Litigation in the 21st Century - How to Present a Multimedia Trial, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, 2001
  • Lecturer, Trying the Business Case on a Contingency Fee Basis, State Bar of California, 2000
  • Lecturer, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Mock Trials and Focus Groups, Orange County Bar Association, Business Litigation Section, 2000

Honors and Awards

  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • AVVO Rating 10.0 Superb
  • Best Lawyers, 2015 - Present
  • Super Lawyers®, Top 50, 2017 - 2018
  • Super Lawyers®, 2005 - Present
  • OC's Top Attorneys - Raising the Bar and Setting New Precedents, OC Metro (2013)
  • OC's Most Notable Lawyers, OC Metro (August 2012)
  • The Dean's List - OC's Top Attorneys, OC Metro (August 2011)
  • The Legal Eagles - OC's Top Attorneys, OC Metro (August 2010)
  • Super Lawyers®, Corporate Counsel Edition, 2008

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California certified specialist in Legal Malpractice Law, 2018 - Present
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Board of Governors, 2017 - Present
  • Loyola Law School, Board of Directors, 2016 - Present
  • Business Litigation Section of Orange County Bar Association, Chair 2016
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Member, 2004 - Present
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors 2002 - 2008, Member 1996 - Present
  • Banyard Inn of Court, Master Bencher, 2000 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member, 1994 - Present