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John Bisnar - California Personal Injury Lawyer

An accident attorney with major case wins in counties throughout California, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Riverside and Orange Counties.

John Bisnar is the founder and senior partner 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

Mr. 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, LLP 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, LLP mission statement, more than six 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. Check out what his clients have to say about him in his testimonials.

John Bisnar Awarded the Top Attorneys in Orange County Award

Recipient - Top Attorney Orange County Award 2013

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.

John Bisnar - Carrying the Olympic Torch

Judge Pro-Tem & Community Hero

In 1984, Mr. Bisnar began Judge Pro-Tem work in the California State Courts. He won his first million-dollar case in 1986. In 1996 he was named a "Community Hero" by The United Way, Orange County, California and in that same year was an Olympic Torch carrier transporting the Olympic flame through Orange County on foot. Check out the Olympic Torch proudly displayed in his office.

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 2011 Super Lawyer, he was also named a Super Lawyer in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

In 2010 Mr. Bisnar was given 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

Besides 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 & Kimberly Bisnar in Thailand. John was stationed in Thailand while in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

John Bisnar, Personal Injury Lawyer and big L.A. Lakers Fan

Order John Bisnar's Books

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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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

  • “I went to law school knowing I wanted to be a personal injury attorney. I wanted my life’s work to have a positive impact on other people’s lives.”

    Brian Chase

    on what made him want to become a personal injury attorney

  • “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

  • “Everybody either drives in a car or rides in a car, so when I do the auto defect cases I really feel like I’m making the world safer by making vehicles safer.”

    Brian Chase

    on why he focuses on auto defect cases

  • “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

  • “Corporate greed is a reality in our world and I see it time and time again. Especially, with the auto defect cases we focus on.”

    Brian Chase

    on corporate greed and how it affects the consumer

  • “You are dealing with people who are seriously injured or have lost a family member...Compassion is understanding someone else’s situation.”

    John Bisnar

    on the role compassion plays in his profession

  • “There are many, many defects in vehicles that can lead to life or death that could be fixed with a mere $40-$50 [on the assembly line].”

    Brian Chase

    on the shocking facts about the vehicles we drive

  • “...if [manufacturers] build a dangerous product and someone is seriously injured from that, some personal inury lawyer is going to call them on the carpet about it.”

    John Bisnar

    on how Bisnar | Chase has helped make the world a better place

  • “I’m convinced, because of all the lawsuits...the auto industry finally found out it was cheaper to fix the problem than to keep paying in the litigation.”

    Brian Chase

    on making the world a safer place

  • “I bring in the best employees that I can and I want them to have a workplace that is condusive to them doing their best work.”

    John Bisnar

    on the work environment created at Bisnar | Chase

  • “When you have a client come in that’s in a wheelchair...or you meet a wife who has lost their husband or they’ve lost their child, it’s diffucult not to get emotionally involved.”

    Brian Chase

    on the biggest challenges he faces as a personal injury lawyer

  • “...it is part of our civic responsibility and it is our great fortune to be in a position to be able to help support our community...”

    John Bisnar

    on the importance of giving back to the community

  • “My motivation of going to law school to have my life’s work help other people...when I see that come to fruition, I’m very pleased and very happy with that.”

    Brian Chase

    on the accomplishments he is most proud of

  • “Seeing the growth of my employees, seeing them mature professionally, personally, and grow into the great professionals they have become is tremendous.”

    John Bisnar

    on the greatest satisfaction derived from his work

  • “I was always jealous of doctors. They get to save lives and they get to heal. I don’t get to do that but I get to have a very big impact on another person’s life...”

    Brian Chase

    on the greatest satisfaction derived from his work

  • “There’s going to people that you meet, that you can mentor...You can make a difference in their lives, you can make a difference in their client’s lives.”

    John Bisnar

    on mentoring young attorneys

  • “I’m the president-elect this year and I’ll be the president next year of the Consumer Advocate Attorneys of California and I find that to be a rewarding thing...”

    Brian Chase

    on being an advocate for the people of California

  • “The Lakers have always been a winning organization, a class organization. I’ve used the Lakers as kind of a model for how to run my practice as well.”

    John Bisnar

    on his passions in life

  • “We try to figure out how we can help [our clients] get through what they’re going through emotionally. Because just getting them compensated is only part of the job.”

    Brian Chase

    on the role compassion plays in his profession

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Bisnar | Chase serves all of California. In addition, we represent clients in other states through our associations with local law firms. Through the local firm, we will be admitted to practice law in their state, pro hac vice, meaning "for this particular occasion." When in our client's interest, we employ the local law firm (at no additional cost to our client) to assist us with routine court appearances and discovery proceedings to more efficiently pursue our client's cause.

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