Experienced, Highly Qualified Trial and Appellate Attorneys

We are a law firm of highly regarded trial and appellate attorneys located in San Diego, California. Our attorneys are graduates of the nation’s leading law schools (Harvard Law School and the University of Chicago Law School) and alumni of leading global law firms. Two of us held federal clerkships and one served as a prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office.

We conduct trials and appeals as well as provide strategic and ongoing advice only in our core areas of expertise, and we accept only a few matters at a time to ensure that we can devote sufficient, undivided attention to each engagement that we accept.

The firm’s three principal attorneys are William Markham, Dorn Bishop, and Jarod Bona. Mr. Markham is a graduate of Harvard Law School and a former antitrust litigator in a leading global law firm who established his own law practice early in his career in order to become a trial lawyer. He has litigated, tried, and appealed cases in California for the past twenty-eight years and now works principally on antitrust matters, trademark offenses, complex business litigation, complex real estate litigation, and securities fraud. Mr. Bishop, who is “of counsel” to the firm, is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, a former clerk to a federal judge, a former partner in a leading global law firm, and a former Assistant United States Attorney, who in this capacity conducted more than twenty jury trials, winning all of them. He has practiced law for twenty-five years, working principally on insurance matters, white-collar crime, and business litigation. Mr. Bona, who is “of counsel” to the firm, is also a graduate of Harvard Law School as well as a former clerk to a federal appellate judge and former antitrust litigator in a leading global law firm. He has practiced law for fifteen years and devotes his practice to antitrust matters and complex commercial litigation. We also employ other highly qualified attorneys who work under the direct supervision of one or more of our principal attorneys.

In larger cases, we are able to assemble a first-class team of highly qualified attorneys and paralegals on short notice by calling upon professionals who are already well known to us. By using flexible staffing and outside service providers whose work we trust, we can litigate complex cases against leading global law firms and respond to full-fledged government investigations and prosecutions. We perform our work at the highest degree of proficiency while offering reasonable rates and alternative fee arrangements made possible by our flexible cost structure.

Messrs. Markham, Bishop, and Bona have each been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by SuperLawyers.com, a highly respected, independent rating service that lists the leading attorneys in specified practice areas in the different regions of the United States. All three have also received the highest possible rating of “Superb” from Avvo.com, the online attorney evaluation service that rates every practicing attorney in the United States. All three have taught courses to other lawyers and written well-received articles and commentaries on the law. Mr. Markham has spoken about antitrust law, other legal topics, and specific cases on various national and regional media, including the New York Times, Bloomberg TV, CNN, KNBC, ESPN, and Univision.

Our clients have included publicly held corporations (including global firms), private companies (large and small), start-ups, joint ventures, government entities, officers and directors, partners, investors, lenders, prominent individuals, and other individuals who have suffered harm from legal wrongs.

Above all, we are dedicated to our work and professional excellence. We treat each matter as a unique challenge and always strive to obtain the best possible results for our clients in their most challenging and important legal matters.

On this site you will find articles on the law and trial practice written by Mr. Markham, as well as more specific information about our practice areas, methods, trial victories, large settlements, and successful outcomes in antitrust cases. We welcome your inquiry and hope that we can assist you in your matter or refer you to another law firm that can do so.

Antitrust Litigation

William A. Markham, who leads our antitrust practice, has extensively litigated a wide range of complex antitrust cases in federal and state court in CA since 1988.

Business Litigation

Mr. Markham and Mr. Bishop both have substantial, successful experience litigating a broad array of commercial disputes.

Real Estate Litigation

We litigate and try substantial disputes that concern the ownership, development, sale and possession of interests in real properties.

William Markham's Articles on the Law

Making Sense of the Rules of Evidence
When I was a young, inexperienced attorney, I wanted nothing more than to go trial, but I really lacked a sound understanding of the rules of evidence...

An Overview Of Antitrust Law
Antitrust law is the law of competition, and it is perhaps the least understood law of all. This article provides an overview and explanation...

Why Antitrust Laws Matter?
The antitrust laws are supposed to promote and protect competition. This alone is their proper purpose. They are not intended to punish...