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Brian Chase

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Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in Newport Beach, CA

Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys
1301 Dove Street, Suite 120
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: 949-203-3814
Fax: 949-752-2777
Email: Brian Chase
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1993
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (70%), Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (10%), Employment & Labor: Employee (10%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
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Attorney Profile

Brian D. Chase is a 20+year law veteran and partner at BISNAR CHASE Personal Injury Attorneys, a leading personal injury law firm located in Newport Beach, California.  The firm specializes in catastrophic injury cases caused by accidents and defective products, with a primary focus on defective automobiles. 

Chase has litigated over 25 jury trials, has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients, is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell "Preeminent 5 out of 5," and has an Avvo rating of "Superb 10 out of 10."

Chase was lead attorney on three important, precedent-setting appellate opinions: Schreiber v. Estate of Kiser (a California Supreme Court case dealing with expert witness designations),  Hernandez v. State of California (an appellate case from the Second Appellate District dealing with governmental design immunity), and Levesque v. Ford Motor Company (an auto products case dealing with Forum Non Conveniens).

Mr. Chase attended Pepperdine University School of Law, where he was associate editor of the Pepperdine Law Review and earned a J.D. degree.  Presently, he is a Vice President of the Consumer Attorneys of California.  He is a past President of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association and has served on the Board since 1995. 

Some of Mr. Chase's Honors

  • 2019 Million Dollar Advocate
  • 2019 Lawyer of the Year
  • 2019 America’s Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2017 Top 1% by the Natl. Assoc. of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2017 Top 100 High Stakes Litigator
  • 2016 Top 10% Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2016 SuperLawyer
  • 2016 Best Lawyers
  • 2015 CAOC President
  • 2015 NADC Top One Percent Lawyers
  • 2014, 2004 OCTLA Trial Lawyer of the Year for Products Liability OCTLA
  • 2013 Top Attorney in O.C. Award
  • 2012 Trial Attorney of the Year, CAOC

In 2004, Mr. Chase was named the Product Liability Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association.  In 2007, he was listed as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the American Trial Lawyers Association, and since 2006, every year has been named a Southern California Super Lawyer by Law & Politics magazine and Los Angeles Magazine.  In 2009, he was named a Top Lawyer in Orange County by OC Metro magazine.  In 2010, he was named a Top 50 Orange County Super Lawyer by Orange Coast Magazine for the fourth consecutive year.

In 2009, Mr. Chase had his book published, Still Unsafe at Any Speed: Auto Defects That Cause Wrongful Deaths and Catastrophic Injuries," dealing with the auto industry and defective vehicles.  His book is the most comprehensive literary work on auto defects since Ralph Nader's 1965 book of the same subject, "Unsafe at Any Speed."

Mr. Chase has published numerous articles and is a frequent nationwide lecturer 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, America's Best Lawyers, CBC Television and Fox 11 News Los Angeles.  Brian Chase is the Personal Injury Lawyer Expert on Larry Elder's KABC Talk Radio Show "Larry on the Law," where he answers personal injury and product liability questions and discusses some of his firm's most high-profile cases.


Office Location for Brian Chase

1301 Dove Street
Suite 120
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Last Updated: 7/9/2021

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