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John Bisnar and Brian Chase Named Top Orange County Personal Injury Attorneys

Newport Beach, CA (Vocus) August 12, 2010

John Bisnar and Brian Chase, the Newport Beach personal injury attorneys of BISNAR CHASE (www.BestAttorney.com), have been named two of the top five personal injury lawyers in Orange County, California in the August 2010 issue of OC METRO magazine, based on data from the well-known Internet lawyer rating service Avvo.

John Bisnar, founder of BISNAR CHASE and a 32-year law veteran, and Brian Chase, senior partner at the firm and a 17-year law veteran, both received "perfect 10" scores and "superb" ratings based on their background, years of experience as personal injury lawyers, successful track records, impeccable reputations with clients and peers, and professional accomplishments.

John Bisnar, Legal Veteran and Consumer Rights Advocate

John is a native of Southern California and U.S. Army veteran. In 1974, he graduated cum laude from California State University, Long Beach with a B.S. Degree in Finance/Investments. In 1978, Bisnar received his JD degree from Pepperdine University School of Law. He was admitted to the California State Bar in July 1978 and shortly after, he graduated from Pepperdine University College of Trial Advocacy.

As featured in Newsweek's The Best of Los Angeles Law, John has a long-standing reputation for providing compassionate, clear advice and getting outstanding results for victims of car accidents, defective products and general negligence. To date he has represented 6,124 clients with a 97.8% success record. He has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for catastrophically injured accident victims and the families of deceased accident victims. He is a passionate advocate of consumer rights and has been praised for his tenacity in standing up to large corporations, automakers and even governmental entities on behalf of his clients.

"I can't say enough about what an excellent attorney John Bisnar is," said bankruptcy attorney James Brown. "His command of the law is downright admirable and is only rivaled by his passion for his clients. I've had the pleasure of knowing him for several years and am consistently amazed with the way he helps his clients get what they need."

Brian Chase, Auto Product Liability Expert

Brian has been practicing law for over 17 years, concentrating in automobile product liability, catastrophic injury cases and government tort. He attended Pepperdine University School of Law, where he earned a JD degree and was associate editor of the Pepperdine Law Review. He has tried over twenty jury trials and, in the last couple of years, has successfully obtained numerous seven- and eight-figure settlements with various automobile manufacturers. Within the last year, he settled, during trial, two major cases against Ford Motor Company involving wrongful deaths and catastrophic brain injuries.

Brian has published numerous articles and is a frequent nationwide lecturer on litigation-related topics and has made numerous radio and television appearances, including interviews on CBS Special Reports, Peter Jennings/World News Tonight, and America's Best Lawyers. Most recently, he was featured on several KTTV Fox 11 News reports in Los Angeles, where he provided expert insight regarding auto defect and product liability issues, including defective seat backs and vehicle black box recorders.

Presently, Brian is a Vice President of the Consumer Attorneys of California and is a past President of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association. He is also a member of the Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, The American Association for Justice, The Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Christian Legal Society. He was also involved in two published appellate opinions: Schreiber v. Estate of Kiser (a California Supreme Court case dealing with expert witness designations) and Hernandez v. State of California (an appellate case from the Second Appellate District dealing with governmental design immunity).

"Brian's achievements as a top Orange County lawyer are a source of immense pride for our firm," said Bisnar. "Not only is his extensive legal experience invaluable to the clients we represent, he is committed to our community and has forged a reputation as a leader in this industry. His legal acumen is absolutely critical to the success of our practice."

Avvo: Comprehensive Evaluation in 19 Areas

The Avvo rating system, which is relied on by thousands of people across the nation, is based on rankings in 19 different legal categories. This includes years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition. Avvo periodically collects background data from multiple sources, including state bar associations, court records, lawyer websites and other pertinent information. The rating is calculated using input from hundreds of attorneys, thousands of consumers, and legal experts. Under the scrutiny of this comprehensive rating system, both John and Brian scored at the top in experience, industry recognition and professional conduct.

John Bisnar and Brian Chase, Respected Legal Authorities

John's book The Seven Fatal Mistakes That Can Wreck Your California Personal Injury Claim is an authoritative guide for anyone who has suffered a personal injury in California. This comprehensive handbook spells out for injured victims the important steps they need to take immediately after they suffer a personal injury. It's a must-read for anyone who wants to find out the important pitfalls to avoid and the best way to make sure they get fair compensation for their injuries, damages and loss.

Brian's book, Still Unsafe at Any Speed -- Auto Defects That Cause Wrongful Deaths and Catastrophic Injuries, has received widespread acclaim for being the definitive guide to auto product defects. The book offers readers valuable information on common vehicle defects and includes real-life accounts of how defective autos have destroyed people's lives.


The BISNAR CHASE law firm's Los Angeles area personal injury attorneys represent people who have been very seriously injured or lost a family member due to an accident, defective product or negligence throughout California. The law firm has won a wide variety of challenging personal injury and defective product cases, involving car accidents, work related injuries, dog attacks and defective products made by Fortune 500 companies. For more information, visit www.BestAttorney.com and www.CaliforniaInjuryBlog.com.

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“I don’t even know where to start, because I really wanted to write this recommendation even if there was no star or rating to be given! My daughter and I were in a bad car accident in 2011. She received a broke jaw, broken pelvic, broken arm, and a ruptured ear drum. I prayed to the lord while I was in ICU to guide me and send me to the right attorney that would help me and my daughter and not just look at us as a monetary opportunity. After much research I choose Bisnar Chase.
After spending 2 months in the ICU, we were in a long recovery process. Learning to walk, to eat due to wire shut for months! Back to the basic all over again… 4 years later it just came to an end! I tell you I have 2 different paralegals assisting me but Colleen Cadogan was the best I had this past year… This lady, emailed me, called me, send me words of encouragement almost every week! When I least expect it and I had a horrible day or had many questions and concerns she was there! As the paralegal doing her job, but also as a human being, a mother, a wife….just genuinely concern for my daughter and I. As the case came to a close….I will always remember the team of professionals and I would recommended Bisnar Chase to anyone….and be patient, patience”

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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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