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Brian Chase - Top Rated Auto Defect Attorney & Product Liability Lawyer

Brian Chase Cover Story July 2014 - Attorney Journal Magazine.

Brian Chase was featured on the cover of the Attorney Journal July 2014 issue for his passionate representation of clients. The story covers Brian's vow to his clients and his continued fight for justice against corporate greed that harms others.

Brian Chase in Attorney Journal Magazine

2014 Best Lawyers in America

Brian Chase featured in Best Lawyers magazine Honering Their Vow: Brian Chase selected by his peers for inclusion in the 21st Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of: Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs and Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For more than three decades, Best Lawyers lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public, as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere.

2012 Trial Attorney of the Year -
2013 Top Attorney in O.C.

Brian Chase Trial Attorney of the Year2012Brian Chase is a passionate personal injury attorney who understands what you are going through and will protect your rights.

Brian Chase focuses his efforts in auto defects and defective or dangerous products. He's made a name for himself fighting some of the biggest corporate giants in the name of fairness to his clients. From car defects to consumer products that fail to warn or harm, Brian is the man for the job.

"I specifically went to law school to become a personal injury trial attorney. It is what I love, what I do, and what I am." - Brian Chase.

One of Mr. Chase's proudest moments among many, was the victory he obtained representing a client that was seriously injured in an auto defects case that left her paralyzed.

Brian took on the auto industry and garnered a $24.7 million dollar victory for his client and secured medical care & financial security for the rest of her life. Here's Brian discussing the case with Fox News.

Another favorable and touching case for Brian was obtaining over a million dollars for the most amazing 95 year old woman he says he ever met -- whose life was ruined due to the negligence of another, after the insurance company stated *in writing* that her claim was a "sham."

What Being An Injury & Accident Advocate Means to Brian

  • Helping injured people obtain justice from big corporations when they manufacture dangerous products that cause injuries due to placing profit over safety.
  • Helping accident victims collect what they are due from insurance companies that believe they are solely in business to collect premiums, as opposed to the business of paying valid claims.
  • The satisfaction of helping someone recover their life after an accident or injury, especially one from the wrongdoing of others.

Some of Brian Chase's Honors, Awards & Media

Brian Chase Awarded Top Attorneys In Orange County Award
  • 2013 Top Attorneys in Orange County Award
  • 2012 Consumer Trial Attorney of the Year- CAOC
  • 2012 Trial Lawyer of the Year - CAALA (Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles)
  • Top 50 Orange County Lawyers by Southern California SuperLawyers
  • Associate Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The American Trial Lawyers Association
  • "Brian Chase Named One of OCTLA's Top Guns - Product Liability Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2004"
  • Brian Chase Interviewed by the OC Register: "Motorcyclist sues city, county, state over I-5 accident

Video of the case that led to Brian Chase winning Attorney of the Year.

Appellate Opinions by Brian Chase

Mr. Chase was 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).

Biography & Achievement Snapshot

  • Brian is past President of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association and has been on the Executive Board since 2000
  • He is currently Vice President of the Consumer Attorneys of California (California Trial Lawyers Association)
  • Member of the Christian Legal Society
  • Brian is a frequent lecturer for various attorney organizations (OTCLA, CAOC and the Orange County Bar Association), where he teaches trial techniques, strategies and tactics to other attorneys.
  • Brian has argued and won in the California Court of Appeals. He has also argued and won in the California Supreme Court, changing the law in California to the benefit of injured plaintiffs.

In addition to his distinguished professional accolades, Brian includes being a father to children Cody and Molly as one of his greatest accomplishments. In his rare free moments away from his demanding career, he enjoys golf, tennis and spending time with his children.

Brian Chase - Author With a Passion for Safety

Still Unsafe at Any Speed - Brian ChaseBrian Chase is the author of "Still Unsafe at Any Speed", a book about the automobile industry and dangers it hides. From wrongful deaths to catastrophic injuries, Brian Chase takes on the underbelly of the auto industry putting the mighty dollar before safety in his book on auto defects.

Brian Chase - The Next big thingBrian co-authored "The Next Big Thing", a roadmap to the top trends from leading experts on navigating the new economy.

Have questions, need help? Contact us about your auto defect or products liability case for a free evaluation. 949-203-3814.We've got the reputation, means, and passion to persue your case in the name of justice. Brian Chase has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for serious and catastrophic injuries.

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Awards & Honors

  • 2014 President Elect CAOC
  • 2013 Top Attorney in O.C. Award
  • 2012 Trial Attorney of the Year, CAOC
  • 2012 Trial Lawyer of the Year Nominee, CAALA
  • 2004 Product Liability Trial Lawyer of The Year, OCTLA
  • California Supreme Court and Appellate Court case winner
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America, ATLA - Since 2007
  • Past President of Orange County Trial Lawyers Assoc.
  • Top 50 Orange County Lawyers, SuperLawyers
  • Author, "Still Unsafe At Any Speed"
  • Author, "The Next Big Thing"
  • Author of numerous legal publication articles
  • National Speaker on Personal Injury and Product Defect Law
  • Member American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Numerous television and radio news program interviews
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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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