What Being An Injury Advocate Means to Brian Chase
About Brian D. Chase
Brian Chase is managing partner and senior trial attorney that heads up the litigation department of the firm. Mr. Chase was named Litigator of the Year, Top 1% by the Natl. Assoc. of Distinguished Counsel, Litigator of the Year by the AIOTL and Top Plaintiff Lawyer, Daily Journal, Lawyer of the Year, Million Dollar Advocate, American Academy of Attorneys $500M Club, Best Law Firm, and dozens of other top-rated honors.
Brian is the 2023 Chair of the Orange County Bar Association’s Tort & Trial section. Brian is responsible for putting together the monthly seminars/programs teaching both plaintiffs and defense attorneys how to better litigate their cases on behalf of their clients.
He was the former President of the Consumer Attorneys of California and is a Past President of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association. He is a current member of ABOTA, an organization that upholds the highest standards of trial attorneys. In 2014 he was named Trial Lawyer of the Year in products liability by the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association.
He is listed as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the American Trial Lawyers Association since 2007. He’s also been listed as the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. He’s earned the title of Southern California SuperLawyer since 2007 and a Top 50 Orange County SuperLawyer for the past 15 years.
Brian is a board member of the Brain Society of California which was established to help those who have suffered a serious traumatic brain injury. He is also a member of The Trial Lawyer Institute and Diversity Law Institute.
In 2009, Mr. Chase had his book “Still Unsafe at Any Speed”- dealing with the auto industry and defective vehicles, published. He released an update in 2019 titled, “The Second Collision”, a follow-up about the catastrophic injuries and wrongful deaths caused by auto defects. He is a frequent lecturer nationwide on litigation-related topics and has been a frequent guest on radio and television, including appearances on “CBS Special Reports,” “Peter Jennings/World News Tonight,” “Fox 11 News” and “America’s Best Lawyers.”
Brian was the lead attorney on four important, precedent-setting appellate opinions: Martinez-Mazon v. Ford Motor Company (auto products defect case dealing with Forum Non-Conveniens); Romine v. Johnson Controls (auto products defects case dealing with consumer expectation test for proving defect); Schreiber v. Estate of Kiser (California Supreme Court case dealing with expert witness designations); and Hernandez v. State of California (dealing with governmental design immunity). Brian Chase is a passionate personal injury attorney who understands what you are going through and will protect your rights.
Brian focuses his efforts on 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.
Some of Brian Chase's Case Results
|Award Amount||Type of Case|
|$117,500,000||Consumer Class Action|
|$24,700,000||Auto Defect – Seatback Failure|
|$23,091,000||Auto Defect – Seatback Failure + MVA|
|$16,444,904||Auto Defect – Seatback Failure|
|$10,591,098||Auto Defect – 15 Passenger Van Rollover|
|$10,200,000||Auto Defect/Auto Negligence|
|$10,030,000||Auto Defect – Seatback Failure|
|$6,800,000||Auto Defect – Airbag Failure/Commercial Trucking Accident|
|$6,777,258||Auto Defect – Seatback Failure|
|$4,750,000||Auto Defect – Roof Crush/Rollover|
|$4,250,000||Auto Defect – Defective Seatbelt|
|$3,000,000||Auto Defect – Seatback Failure in a Rollover|
|$3,000,000||Auto Defect – Roof Crush/Rollover|
|$2,815,958||Motor Vehicle Accident|
|$2,200,000||Defective Medical Device|
|$1,500,000||Auto Defect – Roof Crush/Rollover|
|$1,000,000||Auto Defect – Seatback Failure|
2014 - 2022 Best Lawyers in America
Brian Chase was 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.
Podcasts & Videos with Brian
About this podcast: Brian discusses having a successful law firm and how he has a winning team.
About this podcast: 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.”
Brian Chase - Published Author With a Passion for Safety
Brian Chase has released his latest version of his auto defect book titled Second Collision where he takes on the automotive industry as a follow up to Still Unsafe at Any Speed. Brian discusses a variety of issues with today’s standards in motor vehicle safety and the dangers. Please contact our office if you would like a copy.
Brian Chase is the author of “Still Unsafe at Any Speed“, a book about the automobile industry and the 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 co-authored “The Next Big Thing”, a road-map 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 pursue your case in the name of justice. Brian Chase has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for serious and catastrophic injuries.
MCLE Certified in Auto Defects & Awards
Brian Chase is in-house certified to teach the course “How to Identify Auto Defect Cases” with a 1.5 hour credit for your MCLE.
Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, LLP is a nine-attorney AV-rated national law firm founded in 1978 in Newport Beach, California. Brian Chase is managing partner and senior trial attorney that heads up the litigation department of the firm. The firm specializes in automotive defect cases, catastrophic personal injury cases, mass torts (pharmaceutical and medical devices), automotive defects, employment, and consumer class actions.
Brian D. Chase – California Personal Injury Lawyer
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