Law firm Bisnar Chase has been confirmed as one of Orange County’s Best Places to Work for an incredible eighth year in a row by the Orange County Business Journal.
Newport Beach, CA – July 2019 – Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys has been showcased as one of the most outstanding workplaces in Orange County for 2019. …Read the rest »
Esteemed trial lawyer Steven Hilst, of Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, has received a prestigious honor recognizing him as one of the top litigators in the country.
Steve has been asked to become a member of the Distinguished Justice Advocates (DJA) group. This exclusive organization only recognizes the very best practicing attorneys. Its selection committee looks at a range of factors when choosing worthy attorneys – assessing trial results, awards and honors received, as well as the lawyer’s standing among their peers. …Read the rest »
Bisnar Chase is proud to present the winner of our 2018 Branch Out Scholarship Program, Sarah Rai!
The Branch Out Scholarship is a $1,000 monetary award given to a college student who we feel writes the best summary of how their education is important to them, and how they can use their education to deal with issues in their community – improving lives and solving problems to help the people around them.
Sarah wrote an exemplary essay about the lack of women’s representation in her industry of marine construction, and how she intended on solving it by presenting information about her field at events and conferences. Sarah also plans to improve the business development program at her organization to mentor young engineers in order to cultivate a more inclusive environment for women in the industry.
The Branch Out Scholarship also allows the winner to choose a charitable organization for Bisnar Chase to donate $500 toward. Sarah chose to donate to the Tahirih Justice Center – an organization that gives legal and social services to immigrant women and children fleeing violence.
Please join us in congratulating Sarah Rai on her scholarship award!
Child abuse and domestic violence are serious issues that confront our society. Eli Home is an Orange County nonprofit that not only provides transitional housing for women and children who have been abused and are victims of domestic violence but also has community programs that help break the cycle of child abuse and domestic violence. …Read the rest »
We at Bisnar Chase are proud to stand with colleague and lawyer Christine Spagnoli of Santa Monica-based Greene Broillet & Wheeler, who will receive the Legal Achievement Award at this years Rage for Justice Awards. The star-studded event, which will also honor Senator Bernie Sanders and his wife, Jane, as Public Servants of the Year, will be held May 6 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.
The awards are presented and hosted every year by Consumer Watchdog to honor the heroes and heroines of the public interest movement. The awards are named after Phillip Burton, one of the most driven progressive legislators in American history. His story has been told in the acclaimed book, “A Rage for Justice.” …Read the rest »
When we think of Orange County, we often think beautiful beaches, theme parks and high-end shopping malls. Poverty, hunger and homelessness are the not the first things that come to our minds. However, new data is showing that more than a quarter of Orange County’s youngest children are living in poverty, The Orange County Register reported. The report titled “The Geography of Child Poverty in California,” compiled by the San Francisco-based Public Policy Institute of California, gives a lot of information on variations within counties, much of it hasn’t been analyzed previously. …Read the rest »
Last month, a good friend’s 24-year-old daughter decided to do what most women her age would not even think about. Even if they did, they would shudder at the thought. Paige More, the daughter of local attorney Keith More, underwent a double mastectomy because she tested positive for the BRCA gene, which shows an increased risk for breast cancer. “She chose to beat breast cancer before it beat her,” says her father.
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The parents of 19-year-old Connor Eckhardt, who died after smoking just one hit of a synthetic drug which he bought from a Santa Ana smoke shop, are working hard to raise awareness about these highly dangerous “legal highs” that are taking young lives around the nation. Devin and Veronica Eckhardt went through what anyone would characterize as “every parent’s worst nightmare” and they are sharing their story publicly with the hopes that others can avoid a similar tragedy.
Connor fell into a coma, suffered irreparable brain damage and died at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach on July 16, 2014 after taking a single hit of a synthetic drug called spice. Connor’s father, Devin Eckhardt, says his son, like most people, thought this New Psychoactive Substance (NPS) was somehow safe and gave into a moment of peer pressure with a friend. But after that seemingly innocent decision, not feeling well, Connor went to “sleep it off” and never woke up. …Read the rest »
Bisnar Chase Founding Partner John Bisnar, Senior Partner Brian Chase and Attorney Scott Ritsema have all been named to the prestigious Super Lawyers list for the year 2014.
Our law firm’s attorneys have been a consistent presence on the list, which is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas. According to the Super Lawyers web site, the lawyers included in this elite list must have “attained a high degree of peer recognition and personal achievement.” The selection process for the list includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. …Read the rest »
Jhosselyn Jauregui, 17, a junior at Segerstrom High School in Santa Ana was one of 67 students from Santa Ana who were selected to receive paid internships at Orange County law firms this summer. The story was picked up by local media (pictured below), and highlights legal opportunities for students. Jauregui spent the summer at our Newport Beach personal injury law firm learning the fundamentals of the civil justice system. The 67 Santa Ana Unified School District students, including Jauregui, were participants in a program called Project SELF, which grants each student an eight-week paid internment at an Orange County law firm.
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