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Mark W. Yocca

Mark Yocca, a successful and seasoned trial lawyer with over thirty years of experience in complex business litigation, tenaciously fights and wins for his clients.  Following the shining example of ethics and honesty demonstrated by his late father (Orange County law legend Nick Yocca, founder of Stradling, Yocca, Carlsen & Rauth), Mark always puts his client’s interests first and provides the best advice and most cost-effective representation he can.
His record of success speaks for itself, having never lost a jury trial.  On the plaintiff’s side, he has achieved many multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements including: 

  • a judgment securing approximately $8 million in insurance coverage for a public company client (including coverage of an adverse punitive damage award);
  • a $5.3 million unanimous jury verdict in an intellectual property licensing case in favor of another public company client (which led to a $7.6 million recovery after post-trial motions); and,
  • a $13.2 million recovery in an unfair competition case against a well-known sporting goods manufacturer.

On the defense side, he has effectively and successfully defended many clients, both at the pre-trial stage and through trial.  His defense successes include:

  • 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 jury verdict for the defense and $1 million affirmative recovery on a cross-complaint in favor of a public company electronics distributor; and,
  • a summary judgment for the defense in a real estate fraud matter (as well as summary judgment in the client’s favor on a cross-complaint awarding nearly $800,000 including attorneys’ fees).

Mark and his firm understand the importance of not only trial presentation skills, but also written work, where many cases are won and lost.  After a recent victory, the Los Angeles Superior Court Judge awarded every penny of The Yocca Law Firm’s legal fees, expressly ruling: “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.”

Mark has been recognized by his peers with an “AV” Martindale Hubbell rating, denoting the highest ratings for ethics and competence, a Southern California Super Lawyer each year from 2005 through 2020, and one of the Best Lawyers in Southern California since 2015.

Mark met Christine (his wife of 29 years) at Loyola Law School, is a proud father of three, and a devoted fan of the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Angels.

Practice Areas:

Business Litigation
Contract and Licensing Disputes
Real Property and Lease Litigation
Merger and Acquisition Disputes
Trade Secret Protection
Unfair Competition
Fiduciary and Trust Disputes
Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith
Business Fraud
Legal Malpractice


Loyola of Los Angeles Law School (J.D. 1988)
Honors: St. Thomas More Law Honor Society
Loyola Law Review; Member
Loyola Law Review; Member

American Jurisprudence Book Awards  – Trial Advocacy and Contracts

University of California, Santa Barbara (B.A. Biological Sciences, 1985)
Officer, Phi Delta Theta

Bar Admissions:

State Bar of California
United States Court of Appeal, Ninth Circuit
United States Court of Appeal, Federal Circuit
United States District Courts, for the Central, Northern, Southern 

Reported Decisions:

Nitro Leisure Prods. LLC v. Acushnet Co., 341 F.3d 1356 (Federal Circuit)
Hagberg v. California Federal Bank, FSB, 32 Cal. 4th 350 (California Supreme Court)

Paul Kim

Mr. Kim is a partner with The Yocca Law Firm LLP.  Mr. Kim received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center.

Mr. Kim specializes in Employment Litigation.  Mr. Kim has nearly 30 years of experience in counseling and defending employers on all employment related issues.

Mr. Kim has successfully represented corporate employers in cases involving discrimination, sexual harassment, unpaid wages, equal pay, wrongful termination, invasion of privacy, and misappropriation of trade secrets.  Mr. Kim has also successfully prosecuted and negotiated severance packages and wage claims on behalf of employees at all levels of the economic spectrum.

Mr. Kim also has substantial knowledge and experience in other areas of the law and has successfully represented corporate clients in all types of Business Litigation, including breach of contract, trade secret misappropriation, fraud, intellectual property infringement, and unfair competition.  Mr. Kim has litigated cases throughout the United States, including California, Arizona, New York, Colorado, Texas, Florida, and Alaska. Mr. Kim has published decisions concerning Title VII Discrimination (Stokes v. Microsemi Corporation, 2003 WL 22114276 (D. Az. 2003)), Trademark Infringement under the Lanham Act (Nitro Leisure Prods. LLC v. Acushnet Co. 341 F.3d 1356 (Fed. Cir. 2003)), and the “Official Proceedings” Privilege (Hagberg v. California Federal Bank, FSB, 32 Cal. 4th 350 (2004)).

Mr. Kim has been recognized as one of the premier lawyers in California.  The publisher of Los Angeles Magazine and Law & Politics named Mr. Kim a “Southern California Super Lawyer.”

Mr. Kim is member of the Orange County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Orange County Asian American Bar Association, and the Orange County Korean American Bar Association.  Mr. Kim is also a former Board of Trustee of the Laguna College of Art and Design and a former Director of the Orange County Korean American Bar Association.

In his spare time, Mr. Kim has volunteered with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Orange County and is an avid “dog lover.”

Jared Glicksman

In his fifteen years of practice, Jared Glicksman has successfully litigated for clients in state and federal courts with a primary focus on complex business litigation.   In addition to his extensive experience at the trial court level, Jared practices before Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Federal Circuit, and California Court of Appeal.  Jared also has substantial experience in alternative dispute resolution (i.e., mediation and arbitration) and has frequently appeared before the largest and most well-known local and national service providers.
Jared handles matters with multimillion dollar claims in a wide range of areas including trade secret litigation, contract disputes, intellectual property litigation, real estate disputes, shareholder disputes, unfair competition, Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), insurance coverage and bad-faith disputes, and employment law.

Jared has been selected multiple times for inclusion in the Southern California Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list and has enjoyed volunteering his time as a student coach for the Orange County Constitutional  Rights Foundation mock trial program.


Duke Law School (J.D., 2006)

Georgetown University (B.S. Business Administration- Accounting and Finance, 2002) 

Honors: manga cum laude

Christine M. Yocca

Christine Yocca is an experienced litigator and trial attorney.  Among other accomplishments, she successfully defended through trial a well-known motion picture and television actor in an assault case brought by a celebrity photographer and played an integral role in a jury trial that resulted in a $5.3 million verdict for the firm’s corporate client.

Christine met Mark (her husband his wife of 29 years) at Loyola Law School, is a proud mother of three, and enjoys literature, running and travel.

Practice Areas:

Business Litigation
Contract and Licensing Disputes
Real Property and Lease Litigation
Personal Injury


Loyola of Los Angeles Law School (J.D. 1988)
Honors: Vice President, Student Body Association

Loyola Marymount University (B.A. English 1985)
Honors:  Magna Cum Laude Member, Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society Recipient, Simon Blenkiron Award for Academic Excellence

Bar Admissions:

State Bar of California
United States Court of Appeal, Ninth Circuit United States District Courts, for the Central  District of California