John Holcomb

John W. Holcomb


Partner
jholcomb@ggtriallaw.com
Direct: (949) 383-2770
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Orange County

650 Town Center Drive
Suite 1700
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Main: (949) 383-2800


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.

Awards & Recognitions

  • Southern California Super Lawyer (2009, 2010, 2012 – 2019)
  • Certificate of Distinguished Service from the Inland Empire Chapter of the Federal Bar Association (2016)
  • Certificate of Recognition from the United States District Court for the Central District of California Pro Bono Committee (2009)

Professional & Community Activities

  • MIT Club of Southern California
    • Member (2017 – present)
    • President (July 2019 – present)
    • Acting President (January 2019 – June 2019)
    • President-Elect (July 2018 – January 2019)
    • Orange County Regional Representative (June 2017 – June 2018)
  • Harvard Business School Club of New York, Member (2017 – present)
  • Theta Tau Fraternity, Member (2016 – present)
  • Harvard Business School Association of Orange County, Member (2000 – present)
  • Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society, Member (1984 – present)
  • Chi Epsilon National Civil Engineering Honor Society, Member (1984 – present)
  • Delta Upsilon Fraternity, Member (1980 – present)

In the News

  • Greenberg Gross Welcomes Renowned Intellectual Property Litigator John Holcomb
    September 19, 2019 | News | Read Article

Education

J.D. cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1993

M.B.A., Harvard Business School, 1993

S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984

Admissions

  • State of California
  • State of Pennsylvania
  • State of Illinois
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

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