The Markham Law Firm’s founding partner, David R. Markham, is a Martindale Hubbell AV-rated preeminent attorney with a peer rating of 5.0 out of 5.0.  Mr. Markham, a graduate of Cornell University and Columbia Law School, has been practicing law in California since 1976, and has extensive experience in class action litigation, including wage and hour, consumer, antitrust, and securities litigation.  Mr. Markham has been lead or co-lead class counsel in hundreds of class action cases in federal and state courts in California and throughout the United States, including in over thirty reported and widely-cited appellate cases.  Mr. Markham was instrumental in limiting the scope of federal preemption for federally-chartered savings associations under state law (Gibson v. World Savings and Loan Ass’n, 103 Cal. App. 4th 906 (2001)), and in declaring that California’s motor vehicle impact fee violated the commerce clause (Jordan v. DMV, 75 Cal.App.4th 449, 464 (1999)).  Mr. Markham was at the forefront of other prominent cases, such as In re Tobacco II Cases, 41 Cal.4th 1257 (2008); In re Steroid Hormone Prod. Cases, 181 Cal.App.4th 145 (2010); and Washington Mutual Bank v. Super. Ct., 24 Cal.4th 906 (2001).  Before founding The Markham Law Firm, Mr. Markham was a partner at firms including Sullivan, Hill, Lewin & Markham, Blumenthal & Markham, and Clark & Markham.  Mr. Markham has authored a C.E.B. article titled "Effective Use of Videotaped Testimony in Civil Litigation," and was a lecturer on lender liability, and the use of documentary evidence at trial at the San Diego County Bar Association.  Mr. Markham has served as an arbitrator at American Arbitration Association.  Mr. Markham has been named a Super Lawyer every year since 2010.