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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 - 2023
Licensed in California Since: 1988
Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Insurance Coverage, Intellectual Property Litigation
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%Insurance Coverage
  • 20%Intellectual Property Litigation


19 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2023

About Mark W. Yocca

First Admitted: 1988, California

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  • Selected To Super Lawyers, 2005 - 2020

Educational Background

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


  • 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
  • Mark successfully prosecuted a claim for declaratory relief in an International Arbitration conducted by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).  In addition to awarding Mark's client all relief it sought, the ICC awarded Mark's client all of its attorneys' fees and arbitration costs incurred., 2021
  • Mark successfully defended his corporate client in a JAMS arbitration.  The claimant sought over $1 million in damages.  Following a four day arbitration, the Arbitration rejected the claim in its entirety and entered an award in favor of Mark's client., 2020
  • 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

Bar/Professional Activity

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

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

Last Updated: 6/23/2022

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