Brian Chase is our exclusively recommended Personal Injury Law expert in the California, USA on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Brian directly using the contact details listed above.
Brian Chase is managing partner and senior trial attorney that heads up the litigation department of the firm. Mr. Chase was named Litigator of the Year, Top 1% by the Natl. Assoc. of Distinguished Counsel, Litigator of the Year by the AIOTL and Top Plaintiff Lawyer, Daily Journal, Lawyer of the Year, Million Dollar Advocate, American Academy of Attorneys $500M Club, Best Law Firm, and dozens of other top-rated honors.
He was the former President of the Consumer Attorneys of California and is a Past President of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association. He is a current member of ABOTA, an organization that upholds the highest standards of trial attorneys. In 2014 he was named Trial Lawyer of the Year in products liability by the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association.
He is listed as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the American Trial Lawyers Association since 2007. He’s also been listed as the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. He’s earned the title of Southern California SuperLawyer since 2007 and a Top 50 Orange County SuperLawyer for the past 15 years.
Brian is a board member of the Brain Society of California which was established to help those who have suffered a serious traumatic brain injury. He is also a member of The Trial Lawyer Institute and Diversity Law Institute.
In 2009, Mr. Chase had his book “Still Unsafe at Any Speed”- dealing with the auto industry and defective vehicles, published. He released an update in 2019 titled, “The Second Collision”, a follow-up about the catastrophic injuries and wrongful deaths caused by auto defects. He is a frequent lecturer nationwide on litigation-related topics and has been a frequent guest on radio and television, including appearances on “CBS Special Reports,” “Peter Jennings/World News Tonight,” “Fox 11 News” and “America’s Best Lawyers.”
Brian was the lead attorney on four important, precedent-setting appellate opinions: Martinez-Mazon v. Ford Motor Company (auto products defect case dealing with Forum Non-Conveniens); Romine v. Johnson Controls (auto products defects case dealing with consumer expectation test for proving defect); Schreiber v. Estate of Kiser (California Supreme Court case dealing with expert witness designations); and Hernandez v. State of California (dealing with governmental design immunity). Brian Chase is a passionate personal injury attorney who understands what you are going through and will protect your rights.
Brian focuses his efforts on auto defects and defective or dangerous products. He’s made a name for himself fighting some of the biggest corporate giants in the name of fairness to his clients. From car defects to consumer products that fail to warn or harm, Brian is the man for the job.
This handcrafted mission statement is the Bisnar Chase guide to the representation we provide. It sets the service standard you can expect from us, explaining what we do and why we do it.
- “provide superior client representation…” means providing you the highest quality of representation in our industry. It means being relentless on your behalf. It means being efficient in getting you the largest recovery your circumstances allow.
- “in a compassionate and professional manner…” means being sensitive to your situation and understanding your needs. It means accomplishing your goals in accordance with the highest standards of our industry. It means representing you with dignity and class.
- “while making our world a safer place…” means the work we do for you adds to the common good. What happened to you will be less likely to happen to someone else because you partnered with us to hold the wrongdoer accountable. By holding wrongdoers accountable, we encourage people to be responsible for their actions, we encourage manufacturers to build safer products, we encourage employers to treat their employees fairly and we encourage governments to properly carry out their duties. By holding wrongdoers accountable there will be less wrong-doing and our world will be a safer, gentler place for us all.
What Makes Us Different?
There are plenty of law firms operating throughout California and no doubt, many attorneys near you, but not all provide the same quality of representation and care. At Bisnar Chase, we believe that our track record sets us apart from the crowd.
The passionate representation of people like you is what makes us different. From your first phone call on, you will feel the passion our team has for taking care of you and for winning your case. You will sense that we are your legal dream team.
Our outstanding statistics, awards, and reviews provide a signal of the quality representation that we provide. But they are secondary to seeing the impact we have on the lives of our clients.
- Passion is winning your case when others said it couldn’t be done.
- Passion is convincing the insurance adjusters or a jury that you were right all along.
- Passion is collecting every cent your case, the law, and circumstance allow.
Best Place to Work
Bisnar Chase has been named one of the Best Places To Work by the Orange County Business Journal every year since 2012. What that means is the Bisnar Chase team has a great working environment and is highly engaged and motivated.
It is John Bisnar’s belief that well-taken care of, highly engaged, and motivated team of employees working in a cooperative team environment will result in superior representation and great results for the clients.
The quality of service that we provide depends on the skill and passion of our staff. Each Bisnar Chase team member shares a passion for helping people, and working tirelessly to make sure justice is done. We have assembled a top quality team filled with skilled workers and, just as importantly, good people. We love what we do, and take our responsibility seriously.
You can tell how well our team works by our office awards. In addition to nine consecutive Best Places to Work awards, we have also won “Community Hero” awards, “Best Lawyer” awards, and take part in a range of charity ventures each year through our extensive Giving Back program.
What you cannot tell until you call us or meet with us is how well we take care of our clients. You will be surprised at the level of personal service and professionalism you experience. You will be surprised how much your mind can be put at ease when you are comfortable and trust your legal team.
Give us a call. Check us out for yourself. You will immediately experience the difference that passionate representation makes.
Plaintiff’s Attorneys Representing You
We represent people in California who have been seriously injured or lost a family member due to an accident or a defective product. We also represent people who have been denied employment rights.
We bring those who have been negligent to justice, while helping to make sure victims are made whole.
Our law firm consists of nine attorneys divided into four litigation teams. Each litigation team is led by an experienced personal injury trial lawyer and includes a combination of paralegals and legal assistants.
Brian Chase is our chief litigator and is the winner of multiple Attorney of the Year awards. He manages the litigation teams and is the lead litigator in our largest and most challenging cases.
Many of our other attorneys have also won major awards, and our team has the resources to take on even the toughest cases and claims.
The Bisnar Chase Story
Where does our “passion” come from? John Bisnar started this law firm right out of law school in 1978. John went to law school believing a legal education would serve him better in a business career than earning another business degree. In his first month of law school he was seriously injured in a traffic collision by a negligent driver.
The attorney who represented Mr. Bisnar, one of his law school professors, did a poor job representing him. From that experience John learned what it was like to need and depend upon an attorney for quality professional assistance and not get it. The professor was a famous personal injury attorney, yet John knew he could do a better job for clients.
Due to that experience, Mr. Bisnar vowed that his clients would get the quality of professional service that he wished he had received. With that vow, Mr. Bisnar started Bisnar & Associates, a firm that he successfully operated for twenty years.
In 1998, that firm evolved into Bisnar Chase with Brian Chase leading the litigation team and Mr. Bisnar focusing on our clients’ needs, ensuring we live up to the vow. Today we serve a couple of hundred clients at a time. And we work to live up to the vow each and every day.
Based in Orange County and serving the whole of California, Bisnar Chase is a top-rated law firm. We have built a strong reputation by serving more than 12,000 clients with a 99% success rate, winning in excess of $700 million in verdicts and settlements. We take on cases including car accidents, motorcycle wrecks, slip and fall injuries, dog bite claims, product liability accidents, employment law cases, and many more. We don’t even need to be near you as most of the case can be handled by phone, Zoom and email. Guarantee: If we don’t win your case, you don’t pay.
We are a proud member of the National Chamber of Commerce as well as several local chapters. We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.