Mark W. Yocca

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Irvine, CA

The Yocca Law Firm LLP
 | 19900 MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 650
Irvine, CA 92612
Phone: 949-253-0800
Fax: 949-253-0870
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (60%),
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (20%),
  • Insurance Coverage (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Mark Yocca, a successful and seasoned trial lawyer, has over thirty years of experience in complex business litigation cases before state and federal courts, arbitrations, mediations, administrative proceedings and appeals.  His record of success speaks for itself, having never lost a jury trial.  Nationally recognized as one of the leading trial lawyers in the country, Mr. Yocca provides unmatched legal representation to a wide range of commercial clients throughout Orange County and across the nation who have legal needs involving any of the following:

    • Business Disputes and Commercial Litigation
    • Intellectual Property and Licensing Disputes
    • Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith
    • Professional Liability

    Mark has secured many multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements in favor of businesses and individuals who entrusted Mark with their legal representation. His successes as the lead, first chair trial attorney include a $5.3 million jury verdict in an intellectual property licensing case, which led to a $7.6 million recovery after post-trial motions in favor of his public company client; a $13.2 million recovery for his client in an unfair competition case against a well-known sporting goods manufacturer; a post-trial dismissal in favor of his client in a high-stakes fraud case brought by the State of California involving over two thousand investors and tens of millions of dollars; a defense verdict for an electronics manufacturer in a case brought by a terminated distributor; a defense verdict and a million dollar verdict on a cross-complaint in favor of a public company electronics distributor.

    Mark and his firm understand the importance of not only trial presentation skills, but also written work, where may cases are won and lost. After a recent victory (securing summary judgment both on the claims against Mark’s client, and summary judgment in his client’s favor on its affirmative cross-claims), the Los Angeles Superior Court Judge awarded every penny of Mark’s legal fees and ruled: "Having witnessed first-hand the representation provided, both in writing and in person, the court further finds the quality of the work presented to the court by defendants was at a very high level of quality, certainly on equal ground with the work of the very best attorneys in this community."

    Mr. Yocca holds an AV-Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has received consistent recognition as one of the leading trial attorneys in Southern California since 2004. He has also received many five-star reviews and positive referrals from his satisfied clients.

    A 1985 graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Mr. Yocca obtained his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, in 1988. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Central and Southern Districts of California as well as before he U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth and Federal Circuit. He is also an active member of The State Bar of California, the Orange County Bar Association and the Intellectual Property Bar Association, among his other professional affiliations.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 60%Business Litigation
    • 20%Intellectual Property Litigation
    • 20%Insurance Coverage
    Focus Areas


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    Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2021

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    About Mark Yocca

    Admitted: 1988, California

    Professional Webpage:


    • Selected To Super Lawyers, 2005 - 2020

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member in Litigation and Intellectual Property Sections; Orange County Bar Association, 2020


    • Mark secured a $1,995,000 ($1.995 million) settlement for his corporate client against Aerojet Rocketyne, Inc. in a matter involving government contract issues and satellite propulsion technology, 2019, 2019
    • In a matter filed in the U.S. District Court, Southern District, Florida, Mr. Yocca secured a judgment for his client B/E Aerospace against Travelers Insurance Company establishing insurance coverage for an approximate $10,000,000 judgment that had entered in against the client in California.  Travelers was required to indemnify the client against all damages, including punitive damages, and pay all attorneys' fees going forward., 2016
    • Mark secured a $5,300,000 ($5.3 million) jury verdict for his public company client in a technology licensing dispute following a six-week jury trial in the Orange County Superior Court.  After trial, the opposing party agreed to pay Mark's client to $7,600,000 ($7.6 million) in settlement due to a pending post-trial motion for a permanent injunction., 2014
    • Mark secured summary judgment for his clients on both the complaint pending against them and affirmatively on his clients' cross-complaint in breach of contract/fraud matter involving commercial real estate.  Mark's clients were awarded a judgment in excess of $780,000, which included an award of attorneys' fees.  In granting Mark's motion for attorneys' fees, the Los Angeles Superior Court ruled:  "Having witnessed first-hand the representation provided, both in writing and in person, the court further finds the quality of the work presented to the court by defendants was at a very high level of quality, certainly on equal ground with the work of the very best attorneys in this community," 2014, 2014
    • Mark secured a $2,950,000 ($2.95 million settlement) for his client in a professional malpractice matter, 2014
    • Mr. Yocca secured a defense jury verdict and an affirmative recovery of $1,432,686.55 on his client's cross-complaint.  Mr. Yocca tried this breach of contract and product warranty case for his public company client in the San Diego Superior Court., 2008
    • Mark secured a cash settlement in the amount of $1,889,047 in a shareholder option dispute in a case filed in the San Diego Superior Court, 2009
    • Mark served as lead counsel in a successful petition to the International Trade Commission (Inv. No. 337-TA-666) resulting in findings of non-infringement in a patent action, 2010
    • Mark secured a $1,850,000 ($1.85 million) settlement in a fraud/breach of contract matter brought by the seller against the buyer of a waste hauling and recycling business, 2015
    • Mark secured a $975,000 settlement for his corporate client through a mediation in a case involving defective dynamic random access memory computer chips, 2017
    • Mark successfully resolved through settlement a claim for software copyright infringement against his corporate client pending before the International Chamber of Commerce International Court of Arbitration, 2018

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Best Lawyers, Litigation, 2020

    Educational Background:

    • University of California, Santa Barbara B.A. Biological Sciences, 1985

    Industry Groups

    • Aerospace
    • Financial Services
    • Manufacturing
    • Real Estate
    • Technology
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    Office Location for Mark W. Yocca

    19900 MacArthur Boulevard
    Suite 650
    Irvine, CA 92612

    Phone: 949-253-0800

    Fax: 949-253-0870

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    Last Updated: 7/25/2020

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