Scott Ritsema

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Newport Beach, California

Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, LLP
Scott Ritsema
Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, LLP

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Products Liability, Class Action & Mass Torts; view more

Licensed in California since: 1988

Education: University of California Davis School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2024
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Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, LLP

1301 Dove Street
Suite 120
Newport Beach, CA 92660 Visit website


Scott Ritsema is an adept professional known for the quality legal services he provides to his clients through the Newport Beach-based organization in California, Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, LLP, where he also serves as a partner. Concentrating his practice on personal injury law, he fights every day to protect the rights of individuals who have sustained injuries due to others’ negligent actions and handles cases involving the following matters:

Practicing law in the state of California since 1988, Mr. Ritsema spent nearly a decade serving as a defense lawyer for several ginormous multinational corporations and insurance companies. While obtaining favorable outcomes for his clients gave him professional satisfaction, he was never fully content with his victories. He realized that nothing beats the happiness he feels at the end of the day after helping catastrophically injured people pursue justice, and decided to switch sides and help them. 

Mr. Ritsema’s thorough understanding of the workings of insurance companies and the various tactics employed by them to deny their insurers the well-deserved compensation enables him to identify any plausible pitfalls and be better equipped and well-prepared while defending his clients and protecting their rights. He has extensive experience handling trial cases and has recovered over $100 million in total through multiple verdicts and settlements for his clients. 

Nationally recognized by the Best Lawyers in America for his achievements and contributions to society and the legal community alike, Mr. Ritsema has received acclaim and awards from several other organizations as well. The National Trial Lawyers included him in their Top 100 list, and he was also named one of the Consumer Attorneys of the Year in California by the reputed Consumer Attorneys of California association. He was recently honored by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, listing him among the 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys.  

Distinguishing himself from others since his days as a student, Mr. Ritsema performed exceptionally well in his law school, the University of California School of Law, and graduated in the top 10% of his class receiving the Order of the Coif Award and his doctorate in jurisprudence in 1988. Before earning his law degree, he secured his undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1944. 

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Defects, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Toxic Torts

  • 50% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 40% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 10% Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1988, California

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Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • SuperLawyer
  • Voted co-trial lawyer of the year by CAOC along with Brian Chase for the case of Jaklin Romine v Johnson Controls, Trial Lawyer of the Year, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2012

Office location for Scott Ritsema

1301 Dove Street
Suite 120
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Phone: 949-203-3814


13 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2024

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