H. Gavin Long of Bisnar Chase

H. Gavin Long

Partner, Trial Lawyer

H. Gavin Long is a California Personal injury trial attorney specializing in car accidents and catastrophic injuries. Gavin is a partner of Bisnar Chase with multiple trial wins.

2016 and 2020 Orange County Trial Lawyer of the Year and 2020 California Trial Lawyer of the Year Runner-Up

Gavin Long is a California trial lawyer and partner of the firm. For Gavin Long, the courtroom is a place of justice for those injured at the fault of another.

Whether it’s a fortune 500 company or a drunk driver that caused catastrophic injury to his client, Gavin is a champion for personal injury law.

“We have good laws here in California,” he says. “The challenge for personal injury attorneys is to make sure people and corporations follow those laws.”

Professional Legal Accomplishments

Gavin has received a large number of awards and honors that recognize his outstanding work on behalf of his clients in recent years:

Gavin Long: OCTLA Top Gun Award Winner

Gavin Long: OCTLA Trial Lawyer of the Year Award Winner

Gavin has a wide range of jury trial experience in cases from murder and fraud to medical malpractice in state and federal courts. For example, just in the last year, has taken nine personal injury cases to trial and has obtained verdicts above the defendant’s offer in all nine trials, beat the plaintiff’s CCP 998 in four of the trials and “busted” the defendant’s insurance policy in three of the trials.

National Trial Lawyers

Awarded the National Trial Lawyers Top 100, Gavin was also appointed to the Consumer Attorneys of California’s (CAOC) Board of Governors and currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association.

Gavin is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), an honor bestowed only on the most elite group of lawyers in the nation.

Avvo 5 Star Rated attorney specializing in personal injury, dog attacks, brain injuries, car accidents and wrongful death cases. Mr. Long was a legal presenter for Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association.

Gavin is also awarded the Lawyers of Distinction honor and in May 2019 secured an $11 million dollar jury verdict for a negligence case resulting in a wrongful death. The opposing side offered less than $500K.

In November of 2019, Gavin secured a $5.3 million jury verdict in a case where Gavin’s client was riding a motorcycle and was cut off by the defendant’s vehicle. The defense accused Gavin’s client of speeding, and that if he was traveling the speed limit the crash would not have happened.  The opposing side offered $125K. 

Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for work in:

  • Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs

Gavin is a member of the top 1 percent of attorneys in the nation who are members in this oldest and most prestigious organization in the country. Gavin has also won the honor of Top Gun and Trial Lawyer of the Year with the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association.

Fighting the Insurance Companies

Gavin Long 2022 Attorney Journals magazine cover

Attorney Journals Magazine

Gavin Long feature story: 2022 Attorney Journals magazine. "It’s always David and Goliath. Our clients are always the underdog, and they are under tremendous pressure. Part of my job with a plaintiff who has been mistreated is to reassure them that they are doing the right thing, that they are in the right and that I am their champion in this battle,” says H. Gavin Long, Partner and Trial Lawyer at Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys.

During his time at Bisnar Chase, since April 2012, Gavin has handled a large number of auto accident cases, taking a number of those cases to a jury trial and winning an overwhelming majority of those cases. In 2019 alone, Gavin has helped clients secure about $16 million in total recovery.

What Gavin absolutely relishes about the process is fighting and winning against unscrupulous insurance companies – corporations that have absolutely no problems playing hardball with injured victims who are trying to get their lives back on track after a traumatic, life-altering event.

“When I expose these insurance companies and their tricks, I just love that,” Gavin says. “I love taking the insurance companies down. People diligently pay their premiums to insurance companies thinking that they’ll get compensated during a time of need. But, instead, they find out after an accident that they have to jump through hoops. And after all that, they may not get anything.”

It’s wrong to assume that the insurance company is your friend, Gavin says. “In the cases I’ve handled, the insurance companies just didn’t care. When you get hurt, you’re not a person. As far as the insurance company is concerned, you’re just a file. You could be severely injured, you could be in a wheelchair, but to them, you’re just a file.”

Fighting and Winning Tough Personal Injury Cases

California Car Accident Attorney

Gavin knows how to put up a fight. In a recent case, Gavin was able to secure a $11M verdict for a rehabilitation center wrongful death. In another case, Gavin won $5.3M by jury trial on a case where the defendant offered $125K for a motor vehicle vs. motorcycle case. He was awarded the Top 20 Jury Verdicts for motor vehicle accidents

Wrongful Death Verdict: Rehabilitation Center

Motor Vehicle vs. Motorcycle: TBI

Early Life and Education

Gavin is an Orange County native. He graduated from Servite High School in Anaheim where he was a star football player. He graduated from the University of Southern California in 1996 and from Whittier Law School in 1999. He was a recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award for securing the highest grades in his study of Torts and Evidence. Gavin worked with nationally renowned trial attorney Herbert Hafif under whom he handled all phases of litigation and trial preparation work in cases involving catastrophic personal injury, complex business litigation, federal False Claim Act cases and insurance bad faith.

Some of Gavin Long's Case Results

Award Amount Type of Case
$11,100,000.00 Jury Verdict – Facility Negligence Case
$6,800,000.00 Commercial Trucking Accident
$5,700,000.00 Jury Verdict – Motor Vehicle Accident
$5,300,000.00 Jury Verdict – Motorcycle vs. Car
$3,000,000.00 Jury Verdict – Auto vs. Pedestrian
$1,950,000.00 Motor Vehicle Accident
$1,800,000.00 Motor Vehicle Accident
$1,500,000.00 Dangerous Roadway Condition
$1,475,000.00 MVA – Pedestrian
$1,200,000.00 Auto vs. Auto Accident Settlement
$1,000,000.00 Truck vs. Auto
$1,000,000.00 Premise Liability – Facility Negligence
$1,000,000.00 Product Liability – E-cig Injuries

A Valuable Team Member & Extraordinary Attorney

Brian Chase, senior partner and experienced trial lawyer at Bisnar Chase says Gavin is an extremely valuable member of his team. “Gavin is tremendously motivated and passionate about what he does. His results demonstrate the superior caliber of his work, skills and abilities. We are fortunate to have him on the Bisnar Chase team.”

Personal Side of Mr. Long

Gavin Long and wife Rebekah

Gavin has been happily married for over 20 years. Gavin met his wife, Rebekah when she was 19 years old and she has stood firmly by his side through this incredible life journey. Rebekah continues to be Gavin’s inspiration and his best friend – he could not ask for a better life partner.

Contact H. Gavin Long

To schedule a free consultation with Mr. Long, please call 949-203-3814.

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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

It was a pleasure working with such an amazing team. You will definitely feel welcomed and kept in the loop throughout the entire process. They do a great job making you feel like you are a part of their team which is how one should feel. The superb customer experience from finish to end. You can trust they will do all possible to promptly and efficiently handle your case.
Yes! I recommend this team…

Queen V
Bisnar Chase Review - Natalie

I’m so impressed with this law firm. I lost my mother because of a seat defect when she was rear-ended in an auto accident and Bisnar Chase stepped up and took our case. The staff is wonderful and Brian Chase took his time explaining everything via phone with me. I’m honored to have the best of the best working on our family’s behalf, trying to get justice for my Mom, because of a negligent car company still manufacturing faulty seats. I look forward to working with this firm and am hopeful for a positive outcome. Thank you so much, Brian Chase. I know you will work your hardest on this case. God Bless you.

Natalie C.
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

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