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Brian Chase Named a 2010 Top 50 Orange County Super Lawyer

Orange County, CA (Vocus) February 23, 2010

Brian Chase, a partner at the California personal injury law firm of BISNAR CHASE , has been named a Southern California Super Lawyer and a Top 50 Orange County Attorney by Orange Coast magazine. Chase earned one of the highest point totals in the award process.

In compiling its prestigious list of top attorneys, the magazine evaluates candidates based on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement, including verdicts, settlements, transactions, representative clients, experience, honors and awards, special licenses and certifications, position within a law firm, professional activities, pro bono and community service, scholarly lectures and writings, education and employment background, and other outstanding achievements.

Once a candidate pool has been created, the magazine's research department closely evaluates each candidate based on the criteria listed above, and then a review of that candidate is performed by the lawyer's peers within their primary area of practice.

As featured in Newsweek's The Best of Los Angeles Law, Brian Chase is a top California lawyer who has been practicing personal injury law for over 17 years, concentrating on auto defects and catastrophic injury cases. He graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law, where he was associate editor of the Pepperdine Law Review. Presently, Chase is a Vice President of Consumer Attorneys of California. He is a past President of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association and is a member of the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, The American Association for Justice, The Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Christian Legal Society.

Brian Chase is AV rated "Preeminent 5 out of 5" by Martindale-Hubbell and "Superb 10 out of 10" by Avvo (both highest ratings possible). He was named 2004 Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association in the area of defective products, was listed as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the American Trial Lawyers Association in 2007 and was named a Top Lawyer in Orange County by OC Metro magazine in 2009. In addition to his recent appointment as a 2010 Super Lawyer, he was also named a Super Lawyer from 2006 to 2009.

Chase has tried dozens of jury trials and, in the last couple of years, has numerous seven- and eight-figure recoveries from various automobile manufacturers. 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 has settled many auto defect cases against major auto manufacturers involving wrongful deaths and catastrophic brain injuries.

"Brian's achievements as a top Orange County lawyer are a source of immense pride for our firm," said John Bisnar, founding partner of BISNAR CHASE. "Brian's trial lawyer reputation and track record is invaluable in getting our clients the settlements they deserve from not only auto makers but insurance companies and negligent governmental agencies. When representing clients with catastrophic injuries or the family of a deceased accident victim, having a trial lawyer with Brian's skill is crucial to winning at trial. Having a trial lawyer with Brian's reputation brings about very favorable settlements in quick order from insurance companies and corporate wrongdoers. Having Brian on our team is huge plus to our clients."

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. 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 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 Orange County 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 auto defects law firm has won a wide variety of auto defect cases against most of the major auto manufacturers, including Ford, General Motors, Toyota, Nissan and Chrysler. Get a complimentary copy of Mr. Chase's auto defect book, Still Unsafe at Any Speed: Auto Defects that Cause Wrongful Deaths and Catastrophic Injuries.

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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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