Brian D. Chase, Esq. is a 17-year law veteran and partner at BISNAR
| CHASE, 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 and is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell.
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).
In 2004, Chase was named Trial Lawyer of the Year in the area of Defective Products and
was listed as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the American Trial Lawyers Association.
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.
Chase is also a Vice President of the Consumer Attorneys of California and a past
President of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association. He is a frequent lecturer on
litigation-related topics in continuing education programs for trial lawyers.
His book “Still Unsafe At Any Speed” is the most comprehensive literary work on auto
defects since Ralph Nader’s 1965 book of the same subject, “Unsafe At Any Speed”.
Chase is a graduate of Pepperdine University School of Law, where he earned a JD
degree and was associate editor of the Pepperdine Law Review. He currently resides
with his two daughters in southern California.