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Ratings & Awards

If you are looking for some of the best-rated personal injury and accident lawyers in California, who serve Los Angeles, Orange County, the Inland Empire, and further afield, then Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys is the law firm to call. Since 1978, we've served over 12,000 clients and recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for them.

We are proud of the service we offer. Once you experience our first-class client care you will understand why we have earned so many top ratings, reviews, and awards from prestigious organizations. You can also read what our clients say about us and see other platforms we are listed on if you are interested in leaving a review.

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American Academy of AttorneysThe law firm of Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys has earned the "500 Million Dollar Club" award from the American Academy of Attorneys. This prestigious title is granted to firms that win recoveries totaling more than $500 million for their clients. Bisnar Chase has far surpassed that benchmark, having now secured more than $650 million in compensation for victims of injury and negligence. We have a track record of winning cases of all sizes, fighting hard to win justice for every client.


Top 1% NADCBisnar Chase has been recognized by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel by being named in the Nation’s Top 1% of Attorneys. The NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Its mission is to objectively recognize the attorneys who elevate the standards of the Bar and provide a benchmark for other lawyers to emulate.

Candidates are strictly vetted, and Brian Chase, senior partner at Bisnar Chase, has received this recognition for the last six years at the time of writing, being named in the Nations Top 1% from 2015-2021 to date. This elite class of advocates consists of the finest leaders of the legal profession from across the nation.


America's Top 100 Personal Injury AttorneysSeveral members of the outstanding Bisnar Chase legal team are named among America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys. America’s Top 100 LLC distributes awards for top performers in many professions, fields, and categories. Personal Injury law is extremely competitive, with a huge number of firms operating across the country and in California specifically.

Less than 1% of professionals make the Top 100 in their field, and it is a point of great pride for us that Bisnar Chase has several deserving attorneys recognized among the elite, including Brian Chase, Scott Ritsema, and Gavin Long.


American Institute of Legal AdvocatesBisnar Chase’s successes have been celebrated by the American Institute of Legal Advocates. The organization provides a distinguished directory of top attorneys, taking pride in selecting outstanding legal practitioners who demonstrate a particular commitment to ethical operation and client care.

The AIOLA was launched as an invitation-only collective to ensure that its members are of a consistently high quality. Brian Chase is recognized as an Elite Advocate by the AIOLA, and is delighted to be listed among outstanding company.


Litigation Counsel of AmericaThe Litigation Counsel of America is one of he most exclusive legal groups in the country. Membership is by invitation only, and the organization is made up of less than half of 1% of all attorneys in the U.S. It was launched to recognize and build professional development avenues for the most qualified and deserving lawyers in America.

Bisnar Chase leader, Brian Chase, is an LCA Fellow, holding an Order of Justitia and an Order of Certus recognizing his incredible professional achievements when it comes to helping clients.


American Institutes of Legal Professionals and Trial LawyersBrian Chase secures consistently outstanding results for his clients, and his skills have been recognized with a string of prestigious individual awards. He was named Litigator of the Year by the American Institute of Trial Lawyers for 2020 and 2021. Brian also clinched the Lawyer of the Year Award for 2020 from the American Institute of Legal Professionals.

Many of Bisnar Chase’s attorneys have won specific honors; firm partner Scott Ritsema has won Consumer Attorneys of California Trial Lawyer of the Year, while Gavin Long has been named Orange County Trial Lawyer of the Year, to name just two.


Super LawyersSuper Lawyers is a rating service that recognizes the best attorneys in all types of practice areas, from personal injury to criminal law. Outstanding lawyers are chosen through a rigorous process of involving peer nominations, as well as independent research and evaluations. The annual Super Lawyers directory shines a light on the best of the best, broken down by practice area and location. It is a valuable resource for clients, ensuring that they get the representation they deserve.

The law firm of Bisnar Chase has been recognized by Super Lawyers for the last 15 years, and several of our top attorneys have secured Super Lawyers awards, including Brian Chase, Scott Ritsema, and Tom Antunovich.


Daily JournalThe Daily Journal is a renowned publication producing important legal content throughout California and Arizona, from court decisions to regulatory changes. It also runs annual awards to celebrate the best attorneys in a number of categories.

From Bisnar Chase, senior partner Brian Chase was named Daily Journal Top Plaintiff Lawyer for 2020, while the firm has also been celebrated with top labor and employment law awards. These are significant awards that underline the quality of the Bisnar Chase attorney stable.


National Trial Lawyers AssociationBisnar Chase has a host of attorneys who have been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association. This organization was launched to promote legal excellence, and compiles annual lists of the top trial attorneys in various categories.

Bisnar Chase is well represented on the National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 list, with Brian Chase, Scott Ritsema, and Steven Hilst all making the cut. B|C rising star Tom Antunovich also made the organization’s Top 40 Under 40 list. Bisnar Chase takes pride in the trial abilities of its attorneys.


Orange County ALAThe Association of Legal Administrators is a chartered group that teaches and maintains the highest ethics for law firm administrators. It is in place to support legal organizations, connect leaders, and inspire progress.

Bisnar Chase is a proud member of the local Orange County Chapter and continually educates the firm's legal team to ensure that members observe best ethical practices at all times.


Lawyer Ratings

People have long relied on the LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory for authoritative information and reviews on the legal profession from a worldwide perspective. The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings attest to a lawyer's legal ability and professional ethics, and reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary.

The legal community respects the accuracy of ratings because it knows that its own members, the people best suited to assess their peers, are directly involved in the process. For many years, Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys has been rated "Preeminent" with a rating of 5 out of 5, which is the highest possible rating a firm may achieve.


Avvo is a national organization that rates attorneys and doctors in specific regions throughout the country. Avvo's comprehensive rating system carefully reviews a lawyer's background and overall profile, which includes years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition.

Avvo performs rankings in 19 different legal categories and periodically collects background data from multiple sources, including state bar associations, court records, lawyer websites, and other pertinent information. Brian Chase is rated 10.0/10.10 "Superb" which is the highest rating.

Our Firm's Top Rated Avvo Lawyer: Brian Chase


Better Business Bureau

Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys has been accredited with the Better Business Bureau since 02/16/2007, and honors its commitment to the BBB by observing exemplary business practices, always striving to put clients first.

Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys is proud to uphold the accreditation standards and ideals of the BBB, which include a commitment to act in accordance with ethical business practices and to respond to customer complaints.

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Brian Chase OC Attorney JournalBrian Chase starred in the cover feature of the Attorney Journals Orange County in September 2020. Bisnar Chase was named Law Firm of the Month in the in-depth five page article.

The feature follows Brian’s successful career to date, from law school to becoming managing partner of his own firm. It touches on his landmark cases, in addition to hitting his client-driven philosophy, maintaining a personal balance, moving the firm forward, and being known as “the auto defect guy”.


Gavin Long OC Attorney JournalBisnar Chase trial ace Gavin Long was featured in an in-depth article in the OC Attorney Journal. Within the feature, Gavin describes his motivations, processes, and trial success stories.

Gavin was chosen to be featured in the magazine after securing an impressive collection of trial verdicts and victories. These included a verdict of $11 million for the family of a victim who suffered wrongful death in a rehab facility negligence case.


Top Orange County Attorneys

In a special edition of Orange Coast Magazine, John Bisnar and Brian Chase were each named top attorneys in Orange County, based on these criteria: verdicts, settlements, transactions, representative clients, experience, honors and awards, special licenses and certifications, position within law firm, bar and/or other professional activity, pro bono and community service, scholarly lectures and writings, education, employment background, and other outstanding achievements.

John and Brian are among the most highly respected attorneys in in Orange County and throughout Southern California. They have the respect of the judges and the defense attorneys, as well as their colleagues.


OC METRO Orange County Attorneys

As featured in OC Metro magazine, Brian Chase, managing partner at the Orange County personal injury law firm of Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, was rated and reviewed as one of the top lawyers in Orange County and one of the top five personal injury lawyers in the county. This outstanding rating makes Brian Chase one of the top legal minds shaping and leading the practice of personal injury law.

Brian Chase was also named one of OCTLA's (Orange County Trial Lawyer's Association) Top Guns and Product Liability Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2004. Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys has a national practice that specializes in products liability, auto defects and catastrophic injury cases, as well as serving California, with offices in Newport Beach, Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino.


Newsweek Best of Los Angeles Law

Top Los Angeles personal injury law firm Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys was featured in Newsweek's "The Best of Los Angeles Law," designed to build awareness of Los Angeles area law firms that specialize in particular areas of litigation, such as personal injuries or death due to an accident, defective product or negligence.

In the "Best of Los Angeles Law" section, John Bisnar and Brian Chase, partners of Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, speak candidly about their most significant legal case, their greatest legal achievement, and the innovative things their firm is doing to help personal injury victims. Newsweek personally approached Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys to participate in its "Best of Los Angeles Law" issue.


Larry on the Law

As one of Larry Elder's "All-Star Team of the Best Lawyers in Southern California," Brian Chase has been featured on "Larry on the Law" on 790 KABC Radio Los Angeles on countless occasions.

The show, hosted by "The Sage from South Central" Larry Elder, an attorney, former host of the nationally syndicated "The Larry Elder Show" and current nationally-syndicated host of KABC radio's daily morning talk show in Los Angeles, is designed to answer legal questions and to help alleviate the fear and confusion many people face when dealing with legal issues. Listeners called in their questions and Brian answered them on the air.


american lawyer academy

Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys is member of The American Lawyer Academy (ALA), which is dedicated to promoting excellence in the legal profession throughout North America. Membership consists of lawyers, solicitors, and barristers who have been selected as members of the organization based upon their legal skill, integrity, and reputation for professional excellence in their own communities.

The mission of the ALA is to promote legal excellence by providing members of the public with in depth articles on current and important legal issues that affect the legal rights of everyday citizens. The site was specifically designed to accomplish this mission and to serve as a library of important legal information and an open forum for discussion of legal topics.


consumer attorneys of california

Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), which is an organization featuring thousands of attorneys who represent plaintiffs/consumers who seek responsibility from wrongdoers.

Brian Chase has served as president of CAOC, and has been named Lawyer of the Year by this important organization.


people over profits

Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys is a member of People Over Profits, sponsored by the American Association for Justice, which is committed to fighting back against the well-organized and well-funded assault on the civil justice system, and protecting American civil rights and trial by jury.

When someone you love has been seriously injured or killed by a careless medical error or a defective product or drug, shouldn't you have the right to hold the wrongdoers accountable?


public justice

Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys supports Public Justice which marshals the skills and resources of over 3,000 of the nation's top lawyers to fight for justice through precedent-setting and socially significant litigation.

We are involved in a broader range of cutting-edge, high-impact litigation than any law firm in the country, battling for consumers' rights, workers' rights, civil rights and civil liberties, environmental protection, public health and safety, and access to the courts.


Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys won WeTip's 2010 outstanding Achievement Award. WeTip is committed to providing the most effective anonymous citizens crime reporting system in the nation. WeTip promises and insures absolute anonymity, not just confidentiality. WeTip is unlike any other Hotline. Callers to WeTip can place absolute trust in WeTip and the fact that no one can ever know their identity.


mothers against drunk driving

Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys won the 2010 #1 Fundraising Team Award from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) which is dedicated to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking. To date, MADD's work has saved nearly 300,000 lives and counting.


fox 11 news

Brian Chase has appeared on FOX 11 TV News discussing whether vehicles should have "black boxes," the dangers of faulty seat backs and a personal injury case that involved the Los Angeles school district.


cbc news

Brian Chase was interviewed by Canadian News Broadcast about the dangers of 15-passenger vans. Recently, Canada has banned 15-passenger van from being used by schools in the country. Brian was recruited for his expert knowledge on the subject as a top-rated auto defect attorney.


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