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John Bisnar - California Personal Injury Lawyer (Retired)

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John Bisnar is the founder of one of the top California personal injury law firms, Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys whose roots can be traced back to Bisnar & Associates, which he founded in 1978.

Do Right by the Clients

John Bisnar Awarded the Top Attorneys in Orange County AwardMr. Bisnar founded his personal injury law firm on the premise that you, "Do right by the clients and the profits will follow," after having a horrible experience as a personal injury client following his own serious car accident while in law school.

The experience taught him how it felt to be in need of compassionate guidance and spirited representation and getting neither from his own personal injury lawyer.

Superior Client Representation

Due to his horrible client experience Mr. Bisnar vowed that his clients would have the experience he wished he had when he was a client. This vow resulted in the first phrase of the Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys mission statement, "To provide superior client representation in a compassionate and professional manner, while experiencing high job satisfaction and making our world a safer place."

Following the Bisnar Premise and the Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys mission statement, more than ten thousand personal injury clients have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars while being represented by Mr. Bisnar and his law firm. He takes personal responsibility for every client and every client's case.

Recipient - Top Attorney Orange County Award

John Bisnar has also been awarded the Top Attorneys in Orange County Award, as published in Orange Coast Magazine.

John and Brian have both won the prestigious Top Attorneys in Orange County award for six consecutive years.

Southern California Native, Military Veteran & Honor Graduate

Mr. Bisnar is a native of Southern California. He served active duty in the U.S. Army in the Pacific and South East Asia from 1968 to 1970. In 1974 he graduated with honors from California State University, Long Beach, with a B.S. Degree in Finance/Investments. John was on the Dean's List every semester. In 1978 John received his J.D. degree from Pepperdine University School of Law and was admitted to the California State Bar two months later, not long after he graduated from Pepperdine University College of Trial Advocacy.

Perfect "10" Attorney Rating

Avvo.com, the best known online attorney rating service, rated Mr. Bisnar a "perfect 10" and "Superb" based on his background, years of experience as a personal injury lawyer, successful track record, impeccable reputation with clients and peers, and professional accomplishments. In addition to being named a Super Lawyer, he was also named an Outstanding Achievement Award by WeTip, a leading anonymous crime reporting service and law enforcement advocacy.

Teaches Client Care to Lawyers

He is a frequent lecturer at lawyer continuing education programs, teaching lawyers law office management and client care techniques. The State Bar of California asked Mr. Bisnar to write portions of its book for lawyers, "The California Guide to Opening and Managing a Law Office." He is the author of, "The Seven Fatal Mistakes That Can Wreck Your California Personal Injury Claim," a book to assist non-attorneys in handling their own personal injury claims.

Mr. Bisnar is a former member of the Board of Directors and Board of Trustees of various businesses, nonprofit and religious organizations. He has been an active member of two men's support groups since 1996: one is devoted to personal growth and the other to growth of your business.

His Passions

John BisnarBesides winning challenging cases for the seriously injured, Mr. Bisnar is a devoted husband and a father to three adult children and one grandchild, so far. John and wife Kimberly are avid world travelers and will soon have traveled to all seven continents.

Yoga, meditation, scuba diving, snow skiing, organic gardening, the Los Angeles Lakers and most of all Kimberly, are his passions.

John Bisnar wrote the book(s) on personal injury law. John has spent over three decades representing plaintiffs injured by the fault of others.

John Bisnar Personal Injury Lawyer
1301 Dove St. #120 Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 203-3814

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Client Reviews of Bisnar Chase

“I am very pleased with the results this law firm obtained for me. Their professionalism, attentiveness and friendliness was outstanding. They listened to me, answered my questions, advised me and kept me informed. A truck hit my car causing me serious injuries, medical bills, lost time from work and damaged to my car. They took care of everything wonderfully. They helped with getting my car repaired and a rental car. They helped me get medical help. They got my doctor bills paid, kept me from having to go to court and obtained a settlement for me beyond my expectations. Four of my family members have used these guys and had equally good experiences. One of my relatives consulted with them and got great advise about handling her matter. Mr. Bisnar told her she didn't need an attorney and told her how to handle it. She couldn't believe the compassion and great advise, especially without a fee. Mr. Bisnar helped my brother-in-law get a multiple six-figure recovery in an employment law dispute. Starting with the receptionist, my paralegal, the paralegal supervisor, Mrs. De La Torre, Mrs. Barker and Mr. Bisnar himself, everyone was helpful, friendly and professional. It was a refreshing experience after a bad accident. They send me a birthday card with a Baskin Robins gift certificate every year. In January they send me chocolate dipped fortune cookies. They have even offered me Lakers' tickets. They certainly didn't forget me after my case was done.”

by Kim E.

reviewed at Yelp

“Anytime I had a question I understood the response and would be responded to in a timely fashion. I really enjoyed talking to Lorraine. She was so bubbly and made me feel appreciated as a client. All the ladies I spoke to were wonderful.”

by Jen

reviewed at Super Pages

“John and Brian handled a pi case over 10 years ago. I fill [sic] real lucky to have had them on my side. They are the best. No doubt about it thanks. Walter temple”

by Walter Temple

reviewed at Facebook

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The BISNAR CHASE Difference

  • “I was in a serious auto accident when I was in law school. I had to hire a personal injury attorney and had a really bad experience.”

    John Bisnar

    on what made him want to become a personal injury attorney

  • “If you hire Bisnar | Chase and we don't recover money for you in your case, you owe us absolutely nothing.”

    Brian Chase

    on whether or not you would owe money if your case was lost

  • “Whatever the philosphy of the management is, is going to be carried through by the employees and it’s going to reflect on the experience the clients have.”

    John Bisnar

    on his philosophy on running a law firm

  • “The insurance companies are going to be investigating that accident the day it happens. You need to have a lawyer on your side the day it happens as well.”

    Brian Chase

    on when you should contact an attorney

  • “The first thing we want to do with our clients is to relieve the stress. Make them feel comfortable. Treat them as an honored guest.”

    John Bisnar

    on how he would define superior client representation

  • “It's hard to answer that question right up front without a thorough analysis. What I can guarantee you is, with the resources of Bisnar | Chase we will maximize the value of your case.”

    Brian Chase

    on what your case is worth

Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys
1301 Dove St #120
Newport Beach, CA 92660

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