Brian Chase

Brian Chase is our exclusively recommended Personal Injury Law expert in California 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 organisation 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.

Firm Overview:

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.

Kevin R. Boyle

Kevin Boyle is our exclusively recommended Personal Injury Law expert in California on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Kevin directly using the contact details listed above.

Panish Shea Boyle Ravipudi LLP founding partner Kevin specialises in resolving large, high-profile plaintiffs cases by trial or settlement. As an experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, he represents a number of clients in a wide range of matters — from wrongful death to catastrophic personal injuries to victims of sexual assault and abuse to serious fraud.  The common thread of all of Kevin’s cases is that he represents people who have been severely wronged by powerful entities, and he seeks to not only hold those entities financially responsible, but to force them to change their ways.

Among his notable cases, Kevin represented two United States soldiers who were severely injured in a helicopter crash in Iraq in a case against the helicopter manufacturer who asserted that it was immune from liability because it was a government contractor — obtaining the largest known settlement in a case of this kind.

In the highly publicised Dominguez v. City and County of San Francisco, Kevin served as co-trial counsel in the case which resulted in a record jury verdict for the wrongful death of a 4-year-old girl.  The city and county of San Francisco completely denied responsibility but the jury found it to be 100% responsible. The case was recognised by numerous publications as one of the Top 10 Verdicts in America.

In another ground-breaking case, Kevin represented journalists whose personal phone records were improperly examined in an illegal investigation ordered directly by the Board of Directors of the Hewlett Packard corporation.  The case resolved in a confidential settlement that included monetary and non-monetary components.

He also represented numerous victims of the San Bruno gas explosion, caused by faulty gas pipes that were the responsibility of Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), and was involved in spearheading the effort that resulted in the court’s decision that the issue of punitive damages against PG&E would go to the jury.  The resolution of the case involved both monetary and non-monetary components to prevent such a disaster from happening again.

Additionally, Kevin served as co-trial counsel in Yoon v. United States, a case involving a United States military fighter jet that crashed into a family home after the pilot had safely ejected. The jet had been maintained improperly and the case resulted in the jury delivering the largest known wrongful death verdict against the United States military.

Kevin holds an A-V ranking from the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest ranking a lawyer can attain in terms of ability and ethics. He has been recognised by the Daily Journal as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in California, named among Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Attorneys, and he has been profiled as one of The Best Lawyers in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Times.

Zeitoon Vaezzadeh

Zeitoon Vaezzadeh is our exclusively recommended Personal Injury Law expert in Canada on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Zeitoon directly using the contact details listed above.

Starting her legal career at a prominent insurance defence firm, Zeitoon gained invaluable experience defending cases for insurance companies. She brings her in depth understanding of the institutional policies of insurance companies and their settlement strategies to Naimark Law.

Zeitoon Vaezzadeh has successfully advocated on behalf of clients at all Court levels, and remains committed, to providing timely top-tier client service. Her varied practice is dedicated to serving personal injury victims, wrongfully terminated employees, contractors, short-term and long-term disability applicants, as well as product liability, defamation and commercial clients. A Summa Cum Laude graduate of York University, Zeitoon obtained her law degree at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law.

Firm Overview:

All of the lawyers at Naimark Law Firm previously defended insurance companies before switching sides and the founder of the firm, Ryan Naimark did so for 20 years. Our previous experience has provided us with the unique tools to ensure that you get the maximum compensation which you deserve.

As a result of our experience defending insurance companies for so many years, we have unique insight into the inner workings of the insurance claim process and we know how to build a case from the outset to maximise your fair compensation. In essence, we know how insurance companies think and operate and we know what they need to see and hear to justify paying you an optimal and fair settlement.

Personal Injury Law:

All of the lawyers at Naimark Law Firm previously defended insurance companies before switching sides and the founder of the firm, Ryan Naimark did so for 20 years. As a result of our experience defending insurance companies for so many years, Naimark Law Firm has unique insight into the inner workings of the insurance claim process and he knows how to build a case from the outset to maximise your fair compensation. In essence, we know how insurance companies think and operate and we know what they need to see and hear to justify paying you an optimal and fair settlement.

Geoffrey Fieger

Geoffrey Fieger is our exclusively recommended Personal Injury Law expert in Michigan on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Geoffrey directly using the contact details listed above.

Michigan is a state in the Great Lakes region of the upper Midwestern United States. Its name derives from a gallicized variant of the original Ojibwe word ᒥᓯᑲᒥ, meaning ‘large water’ or ‘large lake’.

Practicing for nearly 40 years, Geoffrey is a veteran of the legal battlefield. His command of the law, both as a trial litigator and as a scholar, has made him one of the most sought-after attorneys in the nation. Though he has always practiced from his firm’s home in Southfield, Michigan, he is known all over the world for his charismatic trial presence and his refusal to back down from the battles that matter. In fact, the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University named The Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute in his honour.

Geoffrey’s legal skill is uniquely well-known, even for a lawyer as renowned as him—he has been repeatedly featured on MSNBC, CNN, Fox, and various other networks to provide legal insight and commentary throughout his career. He has had his own program on CBS radio titled “Fieger Time,” and was featured on Fox’s live court program “Power of Attorney.” Geoffrey has also frequently been in the news as a subject, as he is often called upon to represent high-profile cases on behalf of those facing impossible odds.

In one of his notable cases, Attorney Fieger was able to secure acquittals for every one of Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s assisted-suicide trials in which he represented the doctor.

Lawyers who have faced him in court know him to be incredibly well-prepared, knowledgeable, and a force to be reckoned with—ultimately, he’s the attorney that other lawyers would want on their side.

When Geoffrey was facing his own major battle against the United States government, he and the legendary Attorney Gerry Spence fought against charges that Geoffrey had made illegal campaign contributions to then-Senator John Edwards. Their work ensured that he was acquitted on all counts.

Jason A. Neville

Jason Neville is our exclusively recommended Personal Injury Law expert in Wyoming on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Jason directly using the contact details listed above.

Born and raised in Wyoming, Jason Neville grew up the son of one of Wyoming’s most respected defence trial lawyers. Jason spent 19 years defending doctors, product manufacturers, oil and gas companies and corporate defendants in injury cases with Wyoming’s premier defence firm.

He earned a reputation as a tenacious and respected advocate, able to master the complex medicine and science behind catastrophic accidents and injuries; distilling the facts into a simple and compelling story for his clients and winning with juries.

Jason became disenchanted defending insurance companies and businesses against injured plaintiffs; using his talents against those injured by someone’s negligence. He repeatedly saw good cases sold out cheap because the plaintiff’s lawyer wasn’t willing to try the case or unable effectively to tell their client’s story; a grave disservice to the injured family and a win for the insurance company.

Jason brings his considerable knowledge of the inner workings of insurance and corporate defence to fight for the injured. He keenly understands defence tactics; how they build their case, their weaknesses and how to leverage these to maximise case value and win. Jason’s varied trial experience spans complex medical negligence, carbon monoxide injuries, insurance bad faith, oil field accidents, traumatic brain injuries and high stakes corporate disputes. Jason continues to accept select corporate cases on behalf of small companies unfairly stifled and bullied by big business.

He earned a BA in English with a minor in American Indian Studies from the University of Wyoming in 1997; and his JD from the University of Wyoming in 2000.

Edward John Manzke

Edward John Manzke is our exclusively recommended Personal Injury Law expert in Illinois on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Edward directly using the contact details listed above.

A gifted personal injury lawyer, Edward excels in understanding the facts and law concerning how a client was injured, and in developing a legal strategy to win just compensation. He is passionate about representing injured people who are at a low point in their lives and need legal help.

Edward has been selected as an Illinois “Super Lawyer” for 2006, 2007, 2009- 2018. Considered among the best in their profession, Super Lawyers represent the top 5% of the practising attorneys in Illinois. Ed’s personal injury cases have been the subject of extensive media coverage and have appeared on multiple news outlets, including CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX and MSNBC.

Most recently, Edward appeared on MSNBC’s “Caught On Camera” television show to discuss one of his recent personal injury cases. The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin has also recently featured Ed’s work in a multi-million dollar DuPage County personal injury case.

In the past fifteen years, Edward has recovered over $100 million dollars for his clients. Here are a few examples of his successes:

In 2018, Edward recovered $4 million dollars for his clients in personal injury cases. In 2016 and 2017, Ed recovered over $5 million in verdicts and settlements in personal injury and environmental contamination cases.

During 2014 and 2015, Edward secured over $6 million for his clients in cases ranging from wrongful death, and product liability to automobile accidents and premises liability. Ed is believed to be the first plaintiff’s attorney in Illinois and one of the first in the country, to successfully prosecute a wrongful death case involving the negligent manufacture of synthetic drugs.

In 2013, Edward recovered over $8 Million on behalf of his personal injury clients and victims of environmental contamination.