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Tom Antunovich of Bisnar Chase

Tom Antunovich

Personal Injury Lawyer

Tom Antunovich is a California personal injury attorney and trial lawyer at the firm. His practice focuses on motor vehicle accidents, automotive defects, medical devices, dangerous drugs, wrongful death and other serious injury cases. He represents victims who have been injured by the wrongful acts of negligent individuals and corporations.

In 2019, Antunovich secured an $11M judgment for a car accident victim. The injuries sustained required a spinal fusion surgery and aggressive physical therapy rehabilitation, however the victim was able to make a full recovery. A judge ordered the judgment after seeing the facts of the case as laid out by Antunovich.

Antunovich is the lead associate attorney for the firm’s Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder ovarian cancer cases. He works directly with managing partner Brian Chase on these cases. In 2018, Bisnar Chase was appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee for the Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder ovarian cancer cases by the judge overseeing these cases in California. Antunovich finds satisfaction in holding wrongdoers and corporations accountable for their actions and securing compensation for his injured clients.

Working to Make a Difference

The National Trial Lawyers

Antunovich is an Orange County native. He received a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Cal Poly Pomona in 2010. He graduated from Western State College of Law in 2015 with honors. Since becoming a lawyer, Antunovich has tried seven cases to jury verdict – all resulting in jury verdicts in favor of the plaintiff.

At Bisnar Chase, Antunovich has proven himself as a young man with passion and potential, said H. Gavin Long, one of the firm’s partners and top trial lawyers.

“If you’re going to be a personal injury lawyer, you have to be empathetic while being a bulldog that fights for clients’ rights. Tom has those qualities 100 percent.” – Top Rated Trial Lawyer, H. Gavin Long

  • 2021 Ones to Watch, Best Lawyers
  • 2021 Rising Star, Super Lawyers
  • Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers

Winning Cases

Antunovich has already made a huge impact at the firm. Managing partner Brian Chase sees a long and successful future for Tom.

“In the 26 years I have been practicing law, I have never seen a new attorney with the drive, determination, talent, and skills that I see in Tom.  I saw his potential when he was a law clerk at the firm, and knew we had to hire him as a new associate when he graduated from law school.  That has turned out to be one of the best decisions I’ve made at Bisnar Chase.  His skill level rivals that of attorneys who have been practicing for 10+ years.  He has earned my trust so much that he works hand in hand with me on some of the firm’s largest cases.”

Antunovich is a bright young lawyer full of energy and commitment to his clients. As a trial lawyer, he relishes the opportunity to work up his cases for trial and present them to the jury.

Antunovich is Acutely Aware of His Job’s Importance

“Our clients – they put their trust in us. I make sure the work I put into every case reflects that. Each case means a lot to me, because it means a lot to my client. It makes me want to fight and it makes me want to win.”

Tom Antunovich’s Case Results

Award Amount Type of Case
$11,253,580 Court Judgment Motor Vehicle Accident
$10,000,000 Court Judgment Motor Vehicle Accident
$575,000.00 Settlement Medical Device
$325,000.00 Settlement Trip and Fall
$295,000.00 Settlement Premise Liability
$255,000 Jury Verdict Motor Vehicle Accident
$240,000.00 Settlement Medical Device
$225,000.00 Settlement Motorcycle Accident
$120,000.00 Jury Verdict Motor Vehicle Accident
$75,000.00 Jury Verdict Motor Vehicle Accident

Personal Interests

When Antunovich is not working for his clients, he enjoys playing soccer, running, traveling and spending time with his family.

Professional Associations

Tom serves on the Board of Directors for Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), an organization dedicated to providing justice for all California consumers. Tom also serves on the Board of Directors for the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association (OCTLA), a local organization devoted to protecting access to civil justice for the injured and wronged. Tom has been recognized as a 2021 Rising Star by Super Lawyers, a designation that means he is a top-rated attorney as recognized by his peers. In 2020, Tom achieved one of the top plaintiff’s verdicts in Orange County for the case of Nevarez v. Brutoco. In 2019, Tom was recognized for one of the Top 50 Motor Vehicle Accident Verdicts in Los Angeles County for the case of Lim v Wang.

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Awards and Honors

  • The National Trial Lawyers – Top 40 Under 40
  • Best Lawyers – 2021 Ones to Watch
  • Consumer Attorneys of California Board of Directors
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Board of Directors
  • Avvo Top Rated
  • SuperLawyers Rising Stars 2021

Client Reviews

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 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

Great people in this office, everyone was really helpful explaining everything. I was referred by my aunt for my car accident in October and the case went pretty fast. No problems and very professional. I was kept in the loop thru the whole process and was able to get a better settlement than my insurance company said I would. I can’t really compare them to other law firms because it was the first time I had to use an attorney, but my bad experience with the car accident was handled as well as I could have hoped.

P. Montgomery
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.

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