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Brian Chase of Bisnar Chase

Brian Chase

Managing Partner, Senior Trial Lawyer

Nationally known and top rated auto defect and personal injury lawyer Brian D. Chase serves injured plaintiffs with trust, passion, and results

What Being An Injury Advocate Means to Brian

Assisting 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 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. 

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

2014 - 2022 Best Lawyers in America

Brian Chase featured in Best Lawyers in America magazine

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

The Second Collision - Brian Chase

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 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 thing

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.

Articles by Brian D. Chase

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.

Daily Journal Top Plaintiff Attorney


Best Lawyers in America

Litigator of the year 2020
Litigation Counsel of America
American Institutes of Legal Professionals and Trial Lawyers
American Institute of Legal Advocates
Americas Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys
NADC Badge
2019 Lawyer of the Year, Brian Chase
National Trial Lawyers Association

About Bisnar|Chase

Bisnar|Chase 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
1301 Dove St. #120 Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 203-3814

Brian Chase Online

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Awards and Honors

  • Former CAOC President
  • Former OCTLA President
  • Former Trial Lawyer of the Year Nominee, CAALA
  • Two time Trial Lawyer of the Year for Products Liability OCTLA
  • Trial Attorney of the Year, CAOC
  • 2022 Chair-Elect – OCBA Tort & Trial Section
  • 2022 Best Law Firms in America
  • 2021 Top Plaintiff Lawyer, Daily Journal
  • 2021 Top 10% Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2021 SuperLawyers
  • 2021 Top 1% by the Natl. Assoc. of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2021 Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers
  • 2021 Litigator of the Year by the AIOTL
  • 2021 America’s Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2019 Top 10 National Trial Lawyer High Stakes Litigator
  • 2019 Million Dollar Advocate
  • 2017 Top 100 High Stakes Litigator
  • 2013 Top Attorney in O.C. Award
  • Prestigious Member of the $500M Club
  • Member of the American Institute of Legal Advocates
  • Board Member of the Brain Society of California
  • California Supreme Court and Appellate Court case winner
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America, ATLA – Since 2007
  • Top 50 Orange County Lawyers, SuperLawyers
  • Author, ‘Second Collision’
  • Author, ‘Still Unsafe At Any Speed
  • Author of numerous legal publication articles
  • National Speaker on Personal Injury and Product Defect Law
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • LCA Order of Justitia
  • LCA Order of Certus

Brian Chase Cover Story - Attorney Journal Magazine

Brian Chase was featured in the September 2020 issue of Attorney Journal magazine for his expertise is specializing in serious auto defect cases.

Brian Chase was featured on the cover of the Attorney Journal 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 was featured in the August 2021 issue of Attorney Journal magazine in a featured story following his road to becoming an industry leader.

Client Reviews

Bisnar Chase Google Review - Lena

I wasn’t sure if I needed a personal injury attorney because I’d never been in a car accident before. I assumed I’d just go straight through the other driver’s insurance but that quickly became a nightmare. I spent months fighting over the simplest of issues about my case, which was 100% the other driver’s fault. I hired Bisnar Chase to see if they could just take it over for me. I was really impressed with how much they communicated everything to me! I suddenly started getting calls from the insurance company, imagine that. My final settlement was 6 times what I asked for to begin with. Everyone I dealt with was really involved in what was best for me, not the insurance.

Lena Murillo
Bisnar Chase Google Review

I had an attorney for my truck accident who wanted almost 60% of what my case was worth. Worse than that, he was willing to settle for $5,000.00 with the insurance company even though I was still treating for whiplash and back pain. I contacted Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys because a friend recommended them. My case was handled exceptionally well! I was being kept notified throughout the whole process and only when I was comfortable with the settlement figure, did my attorney Gavin Long, accept it. I felt like we were working together and I felt listened to. I would refer Bisnar Chase to anyone who wants quality over quantity!

Lauren B
Bisnar Chase Google Review

Bisnar Chase is a model #veteranowned business that is purpose-driven — showing the power of patriotism in action! Because of Bisnar Chase, low-income veterans will be able to forge new futures at home through pro bono legal care. Team Veterans Legal Institute is grateful to have Bisnar Chase as a sponsor for Lawyers for Warriors — supporting the promise to be there for our veterans when they need it most.

KellyAnn Romanych
Bisnar Chase Reviews

Bisnar Chase has been amazing with me through my lawsuit. I felt real compassion for my case and I was given their very best to make sure I was well taken care of. In addition to the great service given during my case, Bisnar Chase helped me get my son to his invited USA Football Team camp in Texas. They immediately offered to help fund the trip and are so supportive of his journey. I felt Kristi is just as excited for him as I am with this opportunity. Kristi has been an absolute delight to talk with. Bisnar Chase is more than I ever expected I could get in an attorney. I would recommend them to anyone!

Christina Del Real

Case Results

  • 1


    Consumer Class Action

  • 2


    Motor Vehicle Accident

  • 3


    Auto Defect – Seat Manufacturers, Johnson Controls

  • 4


    Motorcycle Accident

  • 5


    Defective Seatback

  • 6


    Bicycle Accident