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John Bisnar of Bisnar Chase

John Bisnar

Founding Partner (Retired)

John Bisnar is the founder of one of the top California personal injury law firms, Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys which was established in 1978. The firm has recovered hundreds of millions with a 99% success rate.

Do Right By the Clients

Mr. Bisnar founded his personal injury law firm on the premise that you “do right by the clients and the profits will follow” after having a horrible experience as a personal injury client following his own serious car accident while in law school.

The experience taught him how it felt to need compassionate guidance and spirited representation while getting neither from his own personal injury lawyer. This ordeal inspired John to ensure others got the legal help they needed.

John Bisnar wrote the book on personal injury law in California, dedicating his life to helping injury victims fight for justice.

John Bisnar is a prominent personal injury attorney based in California. He is well-known for his advocacy on behalf of clients who have been injured in accidents such as car crashes, slip and falls, and workplace incidents.

Bisnar is the founder of the law firm Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, LLP located in Newport Beach, California.

Bisnar has built a reputation for his dedication to his clients and his aggressive pursuit of justice on their behalf. He has a track record of securing significant settlements and verdicts for his clients, often in cases involving severe injuries or wrongful death.

His firm handles many personal injury cases involving defective products, auto defects, and premises liability.

In addition to his legal work, John Bisnar is also known for his commitment to philanthropy and community service. He has been involved in various charitable organizations and initiatives aimed at helping those in need and improving the community.

A Mission to Provide Superior Client Legal Representation

Due to his horrible client experience, Mr. Bisnar vowed that his clients would have the experience he wished he had when he was a client.

This vow resulted in the first phase of the Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys mission statement, “To provide superior client representation in a compassionate and professional manner while experiencing high job satisfaction and making our world a safer place.”

Following the Bisnar premise and the Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys mission statement, in his career, he had recovered for more than ten thousand personal injury clients and won millions in compensation for his clients as well.

John Bisnar treated every client with respect and compassion throughout his time at Bisnar Chase. Since retiring, the firm has continued to see major success with over $800M recovered for over 13,000 clients and named Best Places to Work every year since 2012.

Recipient - Top Attorney Orange County Award

John Bisnar was also awarded the Top Attorneys in Orange County Award, as published in Orange Coast Magazine. John and Brian have both won the prestigious Top Attorneys in Orange County award for nine consecutive years and both are SuperLawyers year after year.

Honorary Member Elite Lawyer Badge

Southern California Native, Military Veteran & Honor Graduate

Mr. Bisnar is a native of Southern California. He served active duty in the U.S. Army in the Pacific and Southeast Asia from 1968 to 1970. In 1974, he graduated with honors from California State University, Long Beach, with a B.S. degree in finance and investments. John was on the Dean’s List every semester.

In 1978, John received his J.D. degree from Pepperdine University School of Law and was admitted to the California State Bar two months later, not long after he graduated from Pepperdine University College of Trial Advocacy.

Perfect “10” Attorney Rating

Avvo.com, the best-known online attorney rating service, rated Mr. Bisnar a “perfect 10” and “superb” based on his background, years of experience as a personal injury lawyer, successful track record, impeccable reputation with clients and peers, and professional accomplishments. In addition to being named a Super Lawyer, he was named an Outstanding Achievement Award by WeTip, a leading anonymous crime reporting service and law enforcement advocacy.

John is a member of the California Bar in good standing. California Bar number 80894

Teaches Client Care to Lawyers

California Personal Injury Law

John Bisnar is a frequent lecturer at continuing education programs for lawyers, teaching law office management and client care techniques to other practicing attorneys. The State Bar of California asked Mr. Bisnar to write portions of its book for lawyers, “The California Guide to Opening and Managing a Law Office."

He has also authored his own legal guides, including “The Seven Fatal Mistakes That Can Wreck Your California Personal Injury Claim,” a book to assist non-attorneys in handling their own personal injury claims. He is highly regarded among his legal peers and is trusted to provide sound advice and outstanding representation.

Mr. Bisnar is a former member of the Board of Directors and Board of Trustees of various businesses, nonprofit and religious organizations. He has been an active member of two men’s support groups since 1996: one is devoted to personal growth and the other to the growth of your business.

John's Passions

John Bisnar

California Personal Injury Lawyer, Skilled Athlete

Although John Bisnar has won challenging cases, he is now enjoying being a husband and a father to three adult children and two grandchildren. John and his wife, Kimberly, are avid world travelers and will soon have traveled to all seven continents. Yoga, meditation, scuba diving, snow skiing, organic gardening, the Los Angeles Lakers, and most of all, Kimberly, are his passions. John has spent over three decades representing plaintiffs injured by the fault of others.

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Awards and Honors

  • Top Attorney Orange Coast Magazine
  • SuperLawyers Top Rated
  • Elite Lawyer
  • Nations Top 1%
  • FindLaw Top Rated
  • Avvo Top Rated
  • Founder of BC Masterminds
  • Author and Expert
  • Retired Military Supporting Veterans
  • Outstanding Achievement Award WeTip

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

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
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

Case Results

  • 1

    $117,500,000

    Consumer Class Action

  • 2

    $38,650,000

    Motor Vehicle Accident

  • 3

    $32,698,073

    Auto Defect – Seat Manufacturers, Johnson Controls

  • 4

    $30,000,000

    Motorcycle Accident

  • 5

    $24,744,764

    Defective Seatback

  • 6

    $16,444,904

    Bicycle Accident