John Holcomb is excited to join the firm’s litigation team as a partner in the Costa Mesa office. In Mr. Holcomb’s legal career—including his 21 years with intellectual property firm Knobbe Martens—he successfully tried major, complex litigation matters involving patents, copyrights, and trade secrets in the Central and Southern Districts of California, San Diego County Superior Court, and the Delaware Chancery Court. Mr. Holcomb has also argued appeals before the Federal Circuit and the Delaware Supreme Court.
An MIT-trained engineer and U.S. Naval Officer with an M.B.A. and J.D. (cum laude) from Harvard, Mr. Holcomb possesses in-depth experience in federal, state, and bankruptcy court. He regularly handles high-stakes matters that involve complicated insolvency components. Clients and colleagues alike have relied upon Mr. Holcomb to negotiate, aggressively litigate, and ultimately try their toughest cases.
Mr. Holcomb excels at claims that are unusually difficult, uncommon, or novel. His diverse background and veteran skill in a multitude of disciplines—legal and other—make him a well-rounded advocate who can analyze facts and evaluate positions from a variety of perspectives. Mr. Holcomb’s directive is to protect his clients at every stage of the dispute-resolution process. He is renowned for consistently delivering laser-sharp focus while designing the correct strategy to present the most compelling argument that persuades opposing counsel, judges, and juries alike.
J.D. cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1993
M.B.A., Harvard Business School, 1993
S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984
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