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 but then 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 over $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. Read more about the significant results Mr. Wilson has achieved.
Mr. Wilson has been selected to the Southern California Super Lawyers ® list since 2005, and in 2017, he was listed in the Super Lawyers® Top 50 Orange County list. Mr. Wilson 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. Mr. Wilson was the 2016 Chair of the Orange County Bar Association's ("OCBA") Business Litigation section, the largest section in the OCBA. In 2016, the California State Bar appointed Mr. Wilson to serve as a Special Deputy Trial Counsel. In 2017, Mr. Wilson became a Mandatory Fee Arbitration arbitrator for the Orange County Bar Association.
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.
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 Reportranked 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. Since 2015, Mr. Wilson has been listed in Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. In 2016, Mr. Wilson was appointed to the Loyola Law School Board of Directors.
2017, Mr. Wilson was elected to serve on the Board of Governors of the Orange
County Chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers.