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Mark B. Wilson P.C.

Mark B. Wilson P.C.

Klein & Wilson
  • Business Law, Legal Malpractice, Real Estate Law...
  • California
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Summary

A seasoned trial attorney and skilled negotiator, Mark Wilson has won nearly every case he has tried and arbitrated. Mr. Wilson has lost only one jury trial and obtained a complete reversal of that loss 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, and trademark infringement.

Mr. Wilson’s victories include a $2.25 million jury verdict in a premises liability case; a $1.8 million binding arbitration award in a legal malpractice case; $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.

Mr. Wilson brings to court an eye for detail and a sense of organization essential to winning complex trials. In 2018, the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization certified Mr. Wilson as a specialist in legal malpractice law.

Mr. Wilson has been selected to the Southern California Super Lawyers® list since 2005. In 2017 - 2019, he was listed in the Super Lawyers® Top 50 Orange County list. Mr. Wilson was also listed in the Super Lawyers® Top 100 Southern California List in 2019. 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.

Education
Univ of Southern Calif
Undergraduate Degree
Loyola Law School
Law Degree
Professional Experience
Partner
Klein & Wilson
Current
Deputy Trial Counsel
California State Bar
Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
How to Get Your Attorneys' Fees Reimbursed
Klein & Wilson Website
Why do Lawsuits Cost So Much Money
Orange County Business Journal
How to Interview an Attorney to Handle a Business Dispute on a Contingency Fee Basis
Orange County Business Journal
Law Firm Divorces: Who Keeps the Cases?
ABTL Report
Hire An Attorney Before You Sign That Legal Document
Orange County Business Journal
Hold On... to Evidence Potentially Relevant to a Lawsuit
Orange County Business Journal
Have You Reviewed Your Shareholders'/Operating Agreement?
Orange County Business Journal
WARNING - Read Your Binding Arbitration Agreements Carefully
Orange County Business Journal
WARNING - Protect Your Intellectual Property Before It's Too Late!
Orange County Business Journal
Beware of Hidden Rent Increase Clauses
Orange County Business Journal
Treat the Family Business Like a Business
Orange County Business Journal
Traps for the Unwary in a Commercial Unlawful Detainer Case
OCTLA Gavel
The New (Old) Fraud Exception to the Parol Evidence Rule
OCTLA Gavel
Witness Interviews: Who Is Off Limits and Who Is Fair Game?
OCTLA Gavel
The Trial Lawyer's Screenplay
OCTLA Gavel
Multimedia: An Unforgettable Trial Presentation
OCTLA Gavel
The Do's and Don'ts of Closing Arguments
OCTLA Gavel
The Parole Evidence Rule. The Gatekeeper of Evidence in Contract Cases
OCTLA Gavel
Mock Trials - One of the Most Powerful Tools for Case Evaluation and Trial Preparation
ABTL Report
Plaintiff's Right to Recover Medical Costs: How to Introduce Evidence of Actual Bills
OCTLA Gavel
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Choice of Law Issues
OCTLA Gavel
Speaking Engagements
How to Use Multimedia to Make Closing Arguments More Convincing, Provisors' Lawyers and Legal Professionals Affinity Group
Mistakes Lawyers Make Regarding Structured Settlements, Annual Convention of Society of Settlement Planners
The New Rules of Professional Conduct and the Sheppard Mullin Opinion: How They Impact Business Litigators
Orange County Bar Association
The Ideal Motion to Compel Arbitration
ABTL Annual Seminar
The New Rules of Professional Conduct
ProVisors
How to Avoid Legal Malpractice and Keep Your License
Ferguson Inn of Court
Marriage and Divorce of Law Firms
Orange County Bar Association
How Real Estate Attorneys Can Avoid Legal Malpractice Claims
Orange County Bar Association
Winning Attorney-Client Fee Disputes
Orange County Bar Association
Using Multimedia to Maximize Impact
Orange County Bar Association
Capturing the Audience’s Attention with Multimedia
Orange County Women Lawyers Association
Multi-Media Courtroom Presentations
Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
Avoiding Malpractice Claims When Representing Financial Institutions & Building Stronger Client Ties
Orange County Bar Association, Banking and Lending Section
Effective Use of Multimedia at Mediation and Trial
Robert A. Banyard Inn of Court
Certifications
California Certified Specialist in Legal Malpractice Law
California Bar
Awards
Southern California Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Best Law Firms
U.S. News & World Report
Best Lawyers
U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 in Orange County
Super Lawyers
Top 100 Southern California List
Super Lawyers
Southern California Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Best Law Firms
U.S. News & World Report
Since 2016, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Klein & Wilson in its annual edition of "Best Law Firms." Klein & Wilson achieved a "Tier One" ranking in Orange County, California in the category of Commercial Litigation.
Best Lawyers
U.S. News & World Report
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AV
Martindale-Hubbell
Martindale-Hubbell awarded Mr. Wilson, as well as the firm, its highest rating of "AV." The "A" represents the highest rating a lawyer can receive for professional skills, as ranked by other lawyers and judges. The "V" is the highest rating an attorney can receive for ethical standards. Accordingly, when clients hire Klein & Wilson, they can be assured they will be represented by attorneys judged by their peers to have the highest professional standards and ethics.
10.0 Superb
Avvo
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Top 5% in Orange and Los Angeles Counties
Super Lawyers
The attorneys named in Super Lawyers® Magazine are the top attorneys in their respective practice areas, selected by their peers. The Super Lawyers® Magazine selection process begins with a survey conducted by Los Angeles Magazine, sent to more than 65,000 attorneys in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Attorneys were asked to vote for the best lawyers they had personally observed in action. Each lawyer was given a score based on the number of votes received and the source of those votes (votes of lawyers from other firms carry more weight than those from lawyers in the same firm). Only the top five percent of attorneys in Los Angeles and Orange Counties make it to the list.
Top 50 in Orange County
Super Lawyers
Each year, Super Lawyers® recognizes the top lawyers in Southern California via a patented multiphase selection process involving peer nomination, independent research, and peer evaluation. The Southern California lawyers who receive the highest point totals during this selection process are further recognized in Southern California Super Lawyers Top Lists.
Southern California Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Best Lawyers
U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 in Orange County
Super Lawyers
Southern California Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Top Lawyer
Coast Magazine
Best Lawyers
U.S. News & World Report
Southern California Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Best Lawyers
U.S. News & World Report
Southern California Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
OC's Top Attorneys - Raising the Bar and Setting New Precedents
OC Metro
Southern California Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
OC's Most Notable Lawyers
OC Metro
Southern California Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
The Dean's List - OC's Top Attorneys
OC Metro
Southern California Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
The Legal Eagles - OC's Top Attorneys
OC Metro
Southern California Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Southern California Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers®, Corporate Counsel Edition
Super Lawyers
Southern California Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Southern California Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Southern California Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Southern California Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
America's Top 100 Attorneys
America's Top 100 Attorneys
Membership in America’s Top 100 Attorneys is meant to identify and highlight the accomplishments of the nation’s most esteemed and skilled attorneys in all areas of practice. Only 100 attorneys in each state received this honor.
Professional Associations
Association of Business Trial Lawyers
Board of Governors
- Current
Loyola Law School
Board of Directors
- Current
Association of Business Trial Lawyers
Member
- Current
Banyard Inn of Court
Master Bencher
- Current
Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
Orange County Bar Association
Member
- Current
Orange County Bar Association - Business Litigation Section
Chair
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Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
Board of Directors
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
9th Circuit
U.S. District Court Central District of California
U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court Northern District of California
U.S. District Court Southern District of California
Fees
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Hourly rates for lawyers have gotten out of hand. At some firms, lawyers are charging over $1,000 per hour. At a rate of $1,000 per hour, a lawyer should be able to tell you the secret of eternal youth. But fee structures are not the only problems at law firms. At many firms, especially large firms, there are too many people working on a case. As a result, there is inevitable redundancy with several attorneys billing for the same work. Often, inadequately supervised associates run amok, billing many hours for which the client receives little value. Klein & Wilson's small firm structure gives clients more value for their litigation dollar. Moreover, Klein & Wilson's billing rates are a fraction of the firm's competitors. Klein & Wilson is willing to consider alternative billing methods such as flat fees and contingency fees. Flat fee arrangements are ideal for clients who have a limited budget they cannot possibly exceed because of their own financial issues. Under a flat fee billing arrangement, Klein & Wilson will quote a flat fee for specified work, and the client must pay for out of pocket expenses such as court filing fees, witness fees, and transcript costs. In cases where (a) the client's compensatory damages unquestionably exceed $2 million and (b) we can confirm the target defendant has sufficient assets to satisfy the anticipated judgment, Klein & Wilson will consider accepting a case on a contingency fee basis or a modified contingency fee basis - where all or a portion of Klein & Wilson's fees are based on money collected in settlement or after a trial. Klein & Wilson will accept cases on a contingency fee basis when the client advances all expenses (e.g., expert witness fees and deposition costs). Before calling us to discuss a case you want handled on a contingency fee basis, please read this article. https://www.kleinandwilson.com/Media/How-to-Interview-an-Attorney-to-Handle-a-Business-Dispute-on-a-Contingency-Fee-Basis.pdf Feel free to discuss with Klein & Wilson which fee structure works best for you. To reach our experienced attorneys call us at 949-478-0521 for a consultation.
Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Real Estate Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Trademarks
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Arbitration & Mediation
Additional Practice Areas
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Breach of Contract
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Partnership, Shareholder, LLC and LLP Disputes
  • Fraud
  • Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets
  • Copyright
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Commercial Unlawful Detainer
  • Commercial Landlord Tenant
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Klein & Wilson
Blog
Klein & Wilson Blog
Contact & Map
4770 Von Karman Avenue
4770 Von Karman Avenue
Newport Beach, CA 92660
USA
Toll-Free: (949) 478-0521
Telephone: (949) 631-3300
Fax: (949) 631-3703