Bisnar | Chase Founding Partner John Bisnar, Senior Partner Brian Chase and Attorney Scott Ritsema have all been named to the prestigious Super Lawyers list for the year 2014.
Our law firm’s attorneys have been a consistent presence on the list, which is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas. According to the Super Lawyers web site, the lawyers included in this elite list must have “attained a high degree of peer recognition and personal achievement.” The selection process for the list includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. …Read the rest »
H. Gavin Long, a personal injury lawyer at Bisnar | Chase, has been appointed to the Consumer Attorneys of California’s (CAOC) Board of Governors. Long has been with the firm since April 3, 2012. He has also proved one of the most successful attorneys at the firm winning all three challenging cases he took to trial this year.
Long will be joining the governing board of a statewide organization that has a membership of nearly 3,000 plaintiffs’ attorneys.
Brian Chase, senior partner at Bisnar | Chase, is the senior vice president of this esteemed organization, which fights for the rights of those who have been injured or have suffered a loss as the result of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. …Read the rest »
For the second year in a row, Bisnar | Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, LLP has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Orange County by the Orange County Business Journal and Best Companies Group. The list, which will be available July 29th, 2o13, has been compiled for the last five years. Any company with at least 15 employees working in Orange County is eligible to participate. This is the second year in which our law firm has participated and we have been on the list both times. …Read the rest »
Brian Chase and Scott Ritsema win Consumer Attorneys of the Year award at CAOC 51st Annual Convention for a case involving woman rendered a paraplegic after an improperly designed car seat collapsed in a crash.
Brian Chase and Scott Ritsema, personal injury attorneys of Newport Beach law firm Bisnar | Chase are Consumer Attorneys of California’s 2012 Attorneys of the Year.
The announcement was made at the awards dinner Saturday night as part of CAOC’s 51st Annual Convention at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco. The award is given to recognize a plaintiff’s lawyer who achieved a significant result in a case that assisted consumers or changed consumer law for the better in California and was finally resolved between May 15, 2011, and May 15, 2012.
Chase and Ritsema were selected as Consumer Attorneys of the Year for their work holding the manufacturer of a defective product accountable for the serious injuries of a woman who was left a paraplegic after a vehicle crash. In Romine v. Johnson Controls, Inc.,
Bisnar and Chase represented Jaklin Romine, who was properly seat belted when she was rear-ended at a Pasadena intersection while waiting to make a left turn. Her seat collapsed rearward and she was thrown into the back seat, breaking her neck and back.
Chase and Ritsema presented evidence that the seat, designed by Johnson Controls, was too weak to withstand foreseeable rear impacts, thus subjecting occupants to catastrophic risks.
They also showed the company had been well aware of the dangers and risks of weak seats since the 1990s. Johnson Controls had actually developed a design that was more structurally sound to prevent seats from collapsing in accidents such as this but chose to put profits ahead of people.
Consumer Attorneys of California is a professional organization of plaintiffs’ attorneys representing consumers seeking accountability against wrongdoers in cases involving personal injury, product liability, environmental degradation and other causes.
The list of 2011 Southern California SuperLawyers was recently published with three attorneys from the Southern California law firm, BISNAR | CHASE, recognized. John Bisnar, managing partner, Brian Chase, senior partner, and Sarah Serpa, outstanding personal injury attorney, all made it through the rigorous consideration process to be named among the top 5 percent of lawyers in the state.
Those who are SuperLawyers have been nominated by their state and are considered to be experts in their field of law. They have been evaluated based on peer recognition and professional achievements and have received the highest totals to be on the list, which is recognized by bar associations and courts in the United States. It is an honor to be a SuperLawyer, and not the first time BISNAR | CHASE attorneys have received the title. …Read the rest »
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