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Brian Chase Managing Partner, Senior Trial Attorney

What Being An Injury 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.

About Brian D. Chase

Brian D Chase, Personal Injury Lawyer Brian Chase is managing partner and senior trial attorney that heads up the litigation department of the firm. Mr. Chase was named 2020 Litigator of the Year, 2020 Top 1% by the Natl. Assoc. of Distinguished Counsel, 2020 Litigator of the Year by the AIOTL and 2020 Top Plaintiff Lawyer, Daily Journal

2019 Lawyer of the Year, 2019 Million Dollar Advocate, 2019 American Academy of Attorneys $500M Club, 2019 Best Law Firm, and dozens of other top-rated honors. 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 13 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 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).

Some of Brian Chase's Case Results
Award Amount Type of Case
$117,500,000.00 Consumer Class Action
$38,650,000.00 Motorcycle Accident
$24,700,000.00 Auto Defect - Seatback Failure
$23,091,000.00 Auto Defect - Seatback Failure + MVA
$16,444,904.00 Auto Defect - Seatback Failure
$10,591,098.00 Auto Defect - 15 Passenger Van Rollover
$10,200,000.00 Auto Defect/Auto Negligence
$10,030,000.00 Auto Defect - Seatback Failure
$6,800,000.00 Auto Defect - Airbag Failure/Commercial Trucking Accident
$6,777,258.00 Auto Defect - Seatback Failure
$4,750,000.00 Auto Defect - Roof Crush/Rollover
$4,250,000.00 Auto Defect - Defective Seatbelt
$3,000,000.00 Auto Defect - Seatback Failure in a Rollover
$2,815,958.00 Motor Vehicle Accident
$1,500,000.00 Auto Defect - Roof Crush/Rollover

2014 - 2020 Best Lawyers in America

Brian Chase featured in Best Lawyers magazine 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.

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

Brian 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."

Brian Chase - Author With a Passion for Safety

The Second Collision - Brian ChaseBrian 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.

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 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.

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MCLE Certified

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.

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About Bisnar | Chase

 Bisnar | Chase is a nine attorney AV-rated national law firm founded in 1977 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 defect, employment, and consumer class actions.

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