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Shannon Barker - Legal Administrator

Shannon Barker - Legal Administrator of Bisnar ChaseShannon Barker is responsible for the full day-to-day operations of BISNAR CHASE. Shannon's typical day includes a myriad of duties including financial decisions, employee screening, tough legal negotiations, and managing the entire staff.

Shannon Barker doesn't just scan through resumes when she is about to hire someone. She looks at the person inside out, to make sure that he or she would really fit into BISNAR CHASE culture - a culture she has worked hard to build in the past twenty years.

"I look for people who not only have the necessary skill sets," Shannon says. "They have to want to be here."

Building a Culture of Civility

Shannon came to the firm in July 1995 as a paralegal and negotiator after working four years at another law firm. She quickly became a team leader and built a solid reputation for handling a multitude of issues related to the firm as a whole. Shannon's skills in law firm management created a culture other lawyers look to model after.

Shannon is a seasoned and natural team leader with an eye for client satisfaction. Her ideas and methods create a cohesive team of employees who truly enjoy working together. That natural skill also shows in how the clients of BISNAR CHASE are treated.

"It was really important to me to have a balanced and happy team because how we treat each other translates to how we treat clients. We wanted it to be the kind of personal attention you get at The Ritz Hotel," she said. "Clients notice everything - how you dress, how you talk, our décor. Our staff is happy and appreciated and it shows in everything they do, and that directly impacts our clients."

An Inspiring Leader

Shannon has always been organized and goal oriented. Mrs. Barker is an ABA certified paralegal and holds her MBA at Chapman University. In addition to setting goals for herself, Shannon also inspires her staff. She strives for quality in her employees and provides continuing education in a variety of programs and cross training.

Shannon says working for John Bisnar taught her to always push herself, and continuing her education opened up her thought process which impacted her skills leading a successful team.

Shannon is very clear and very direct in her management style, which is the hallmark of a good administrator. Shannon leads by example, and her habit of being an active listener makes staff members feel appreciated and heard. Her door is always open to everyone.

Maintaining a Delicate Balance

Attorney H. Gavin Long says Shannon knows when to push and when to back off, whether it's working with a mediator or running the office.

"She is very good at making everyone believe in themselves," he says. "If an employee has an idea or approach that they would like to try out, she is very supportive and is always positive. She is constantly encouraging people to get the most out of their jobs."

John Bisnar, views her as a woman of character.

"Shannon is a woman of integrity - she is organized, strict, and straight forward, but also caring and personable. She knows how to bring out the best in everyone she manages. She also has the ability to make tough decisions under fire."

"I know that the employees respect her a great deal and look to her not only for professional guidance, but personal guidance as well," John says.

Shannon believes that the firm has succeeded not just because of her, but because of the fantastic team that is in place.

"We all have each other's back. We still see ourselves as a small mom-and-pop enterprise. I've been here twenty years. Today, when I see how far we've all come and what we've accomplished, I'm really proud. We did it as a group."

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Client Reviews of Bisnar Chase

“September 15, 2012, I was T-Boned by a lady at 45 miles an hour, who was busy "adjusting her GPS" instead of watching where she was going. Needless to say the next few moments were very important. After thanking God that I was not paralyzed, I made sure that after I called my wife that the second call was going to be to Bisnar & Chase. I am familiar with this fine law firm because both my wife and daughter were in a car accident in 2008 and Bisnar & Chase came to our aid.
From all the staff to Mr Bisnar himself, they came through for me as they did for my family 5 years ago. The outcome of my case was more than I expected. I have nothing but high praise for Bisnar & Chase and would highly recommend them without question.
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by Harley Howard

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“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

“BISNAR | CHASE did a great job in representing me. Jerusalem Beligan and the entire staff impressed me every step of the way. From the moment I walked through the door I knew I was going to be taken care of, and I was.”

by Gloria C.

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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

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