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: wrongful termination, sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wage claims, etc.
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.
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 received a perfect score "10.0" under AVVO--both indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.