Attorney Profile

Mark B. Wilson

Mark Wilson

Klein & Wilson
326 Old Newport Blvd
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Phone 949-631-3300
Fax 949-631-3703


Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2015

Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 years bottom-image

Practice Areas

Business Litigation

Construction Litigation

Intellectual Property Litigation

Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart


A partner at the Newport Beach, California, office of Klein & Wilson, Mark B. Wilson focuses his practice on civil litigation. With an impressive record in the courtroom, Mr. Wilson generally handles matters for clients throughout California and around the country related to business and intellectual property issues. These have included partnership and shareholder disputes, unfair competition and trade secrets matters, legal malpractice breach of contract, fraud, and commercial landlord and tenant contracts and disagreements. He also addresses disability insurance and ERISA claims.

In 1985, Mr. Wilson earned his Bachelor of Science in public administration from the University of Southern California. He then went on to attend Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, where he earned a place on the Scott Moot Court Honors Board and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1988. Admitted to practice in California, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Central and Eastern Districts of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. Highly regarded by his fellow professionals, Mr. Wilson has received an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell in recognition of his excellent track record and high ethical standards.

Mr. Wilson is a member of the Orange County Bar Association, where he serves as the secretary and treasurer of its Business Litigation Section. He is also an active participant in the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association and is a former member of its board of directors. In order to improve his skills and provide better service to his clients, Mr. Wilson is a member of the Banyard Inn of Court and the Association of Business Trial Lawyers. He has written and lectured extensively on various topics related to civil litigation.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

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About Mark Wilson

Law School: Loyola Law School Los Angeles

Admitted: 1988, California

Professional Webpage:

Honors and Awards:

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Orange County Bar Association, Member, 1994 - Present
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Member, 2004 - Present
  • Banyard Inn of Court, Master Bencher, 2000 - Present
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors 2002 - 2008, Member 2009 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Business Litigation Section, Secretary/Treasurer, 2013 - Present
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1988
  • California, 1988

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Lecturer, Litigation in the 21st Century, State Bar of California
  • Lecturer, Construction Issues, California State University and American Society of Professional Estimators
  • Lecturer, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Mock Trials and Focus Groups, Orange County Bar Association, Business Litigation Section, 2000
  • Lecturer, Trying the Business Case on a Contingency Fee Basis, State Bar of California, 2000
  • Lecturer, Litigation in the 21st Century - How to Present a Multimedia Trial, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, 2001
  • Lecturer, Mock Trials - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, 2002
  • Lecturer, Latest Trends in Jury Selection, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, 2003
  • Lecturer, How to Conduct Voir Dire, Orange County Bar Association, 2003
  • Lecturer, Damages in a Commercial Case, Lorman Seminar, 2003
  • Lecturer, Modern Evidence Techniques and Technology, Lorman Seminar, 2005
  • Lecturer, How to Take a Videotaped Deposition and Get it Into Evidence, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, 2006
  • Lecturer, How to Conduct Voir Dire, Orange County College of Trial Advocacy, 2007
  • Lecturer, Technology Weapons Every Business Lawyer Must Learn to Use at Trial, Association of Business Trial Lawyers, 2008
  • Lecturer, How to Present a Multimedia Closing Argument, Orange County College of Trial Advocacy, 2009
  • Lecturer, Using Video Technology in Case Management, Deposition & Trial, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, 2009
  • Lecturer, Cumis Counsel Issues for the Business Litigator, Orange County Bar Association, 2010
  • Lecturer, Effective Use of Multimedia for Mediation and Trial, Robert A. Banyard Inn of Court, 2013
  • Lecturer, How to Avoid Legal Malpractice Claims / Common Mistakes in Legal Malpractice Cases, Orange County Bar Association, Real Estate Section, 2013
  • 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, Multi-Media Courtroom Presentations, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
  • Lecturer, Capturing the Audience's Attention with Multimedia, Orange County Women Lawyers Association, 2014
  • Lecturer, Using Multimedia to Maximize Impact, Orange County Bar Association, 2014
  • Contributed to 1992 Supplement of California Defect Litigation, Thomas E. Miller
  • How to Get Your Attorneys' Fees Reimbursed!Klein & Wilson Website
  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Choice of Law IssuesOCTLA Gavel (Spring 2003)
  • Plaintiff's Right to Recover Medical Costs: How to Introduce Evidence of Actual BillsOCTLA Gavel(Fall 2003)
  • Mock Trials - One of the Most Powerful Tools for Case Evaluation and Trial PreparationABTL Report(Summer 2004)
  • The Parole Evidence Rule. The Gatekeeper of Evidence in Contract CasesOCTLA Gavel (Fall 2005)
  • The Do's and Don'ts of Closing ArgumentsOCTLA Gavel (Spring 2006)
  • Multimedia: An Unforgettable Trial PresentationOCTLA Gavel (Fall 2006)
  • The Trial Lawyer's ScreenplayOCTLA Gavel (Summer 2007)
  • Legal MalpracticeKlein & Wilson Website (Summer 2010)
  • Witness Interviews: Who Is Off Limits and Who Is Fair Game?OCTLA Gavel (Fall 2010)
  • Traps For The Unwary In A Commercial Unlawful Detainer CaseOCTLA Gavel (Winter 2013)
  • The New (Old) Fraud Exception to the Parol Evidence RuleOCTLA Gavel (Summer 2013)

Educational Background:

  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, B.S., Major: Public Administration, 1985
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