Brett S. Markson
Brett Markson received his Law Degree from Hastings College of the Law
in 1991 and his Bachelors Degree from University of California, San Diego
in 1987. Having started as a prosecutor with the San Diego City Attorney's
office, Mr. Markson remains ready and willing to try his cases to a jury.
Currently, Mr. Markson focuses on helping workers and employees pursue
claims against their employers (including
wage claims, etc.), as well as handling serious personal injury matters.
Mr. Markson does not shy away from tough, challenging cases. For example,
in 2012, Mr. Markson argued and convinced the California appellate court
to recognize a new legal claim to protect his client, who otherwise had
no legal remedy under California law. The new legal claim is now known
as Intentional Interference with Expected Inheritance (IIEI) and the published
opinion may be found at
Beckwith v. Dahl (2012) 205 Cal.App.4th 1039.
Before forming Markson Pico LLP in 2005, Mr. Markson practiced as a litigator
for the national law firm of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP and
(the now-defunct) Bronson, Bronson & McKinnon LLP. He has represented
numerous large, national and Fortune 500 companies in cases involving
complex issues of state and federal law. While at the big firms, Mr. Markson
handled a wide-range of business litigation, including real estate matters,
insurance, employment, wage & hour class actions, product liability,
intellectual property litigation, celebrity right-of-publicity matters,
partnership disputes and more.
"My experience and training as a former prosecutor and as a former
'big firm' lawyer provide me with a distinct advantage in civil
cases. I'm tough with insurance companies but I don't overreach.
I can discuss technical points of law with a judge, but also speak plain
English to a jury. Most important, I understand how critical it is to
be fully prepared for trial. My clients win because I listen, I care and
I come prepared," says Markson.
Mr. Markson started his own firm in 2001 before joining forces with Tim
Pico (another former Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi colleague) to
form Markson Pico LLP. Mr. Markson is licensed to practice before all
California state and federal courts. He is a member of the California
Employment Lawyers Association, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, Consumer
Attorneys of California, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles,
the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Santa Clarita Valley
Bar Association, the American Bar Association , and the Los Angeles County
Bar Association. Mr. Markson was selected for inclusion in 2010 Southern
California Super Lawyers, and recieved a perfect score "10.0"
under AVVO--both indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.
Call Mr. Markson at (661) 493-8107, for a FREE initial consultation.