Auto Defects, Class Action, Personal Injury
Brian Chase is managing partner and senior trial attorney that heads up the litigation department of the firm. Brian was named 2019 Lawyer of the Year, 2018 Best Law Firm, 2017 High Stakes Litigator, Top Lawyer of Distinction in 2016 as well as a 2016 SuperLawyer recipient and one of America’s Best Lawyers 2016. He was the 2015 President of the Consumer Attorneys of California and is a Past President of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association. He is a member of ABOTA. In 2014 he was named Trial Lawyer of the Year in products liability by the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association.
In 2012, Chase was named Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys of California and a Trial Lawyer of the Year Nominee by the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles. In 2004 he was named Trial Lawyer of the Year for 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 four years.
In 2009, Mr. Chase had his book “Still Unsafe at Any Speed”- dealing with the auto industry and defective vehicles, published. He released an updated version in 2017. 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 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 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.
The team at Bisnar Chase are impeccable. From the intelligence and compassion of the colleague who came to my house to take a statement, to the paralegals who worked tirelessly, and negotiated extremely well on my behalf, the entire team went above and beyond. I was very impressed with their skills and expertise, and I would happily recommend Bisnar Chase to my friends and family. Thank you for helping people when they need it the most.
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 families behalf, trying to get justice for my Mom, because of a negligent car company still manufacturing faulty seats.
Brian D. Chase
NEWPORT BEACH California 92660