John Bisnar, Esq. is the founder of the BISNAR |
CHASE law firm, whose roots can be traced back
to Bisnar & Associates, founded in 1978. He is the
visionary of the firm and the creator of the firm’s
mission statement: To provide superior client representation in a professional
and ethical manner, while experiencing high job satisfaction,
earning a high standard of living and having fun; and to make our world
a safer place for us all.” The firm’s mission statement is its guiding
principle. It is the yardstick against which all actions and decisions are
measured. Every BISNAR | CHASE employee can recite the mission
statement, tell you what it means, and how the firm lives up to it.
Mr. Bisnar is the businessman of the firm. He handles the business
affairs, marketing, and client care programs. Ask any of the BISNAR |
CHASE employees and they will tell you he is their professional growth
coach and their personal mentor. He works with every employee to
improve their professional performance and encourage their personal
growth. John believes that assisting the firm’s employees in reaching
their personal goals is essential to their professional performance in
furtherance of the firm’s mission.
When asked about the firm’s guiding principles, Mr. Bisnar will point
out, “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success” by Deepak Chopra as the
bible by which the firm is run. One of his philosophies is “Do the right
thing by the client and profits will follow.” Another is “Our employees will
treat our clients no better than we treat our employees.”
Client care programs and “improving the client experience” are pet projects
of Mr. Bisnar. They are regular subjects of the training seminars he
leads for the firm’s staff. He also teaches teamwork, listening skills and
conducts negotiating workshops for the firm’s staff.
John is a native of Southern California. He served active duty in the US
Army in the Pacific and South East Asia from 1968 to 1970. In 1974
he graduated from California State University, Long Beach, cum laude
with a B.S. Degree in Finance/Investments. John was on the Dean’s
List every semester. In 1978 John received his Juris Doctor degree
from Pepperdine University School of Law. John was admitted to the
California State Bar in July 1978. Not long after he graduated from Pepperdine
University College of Trial Advocacy.
John began Judge Pro-Tem work in the California State Courts in 1984.
He won his first Million Dollar case in 1986. In 1996 he was named a
“Community Hero” by The United Way, Orange County, California and
in that same year was an Olympic Torch carrier transporting the Olympic
flame through Orange County on foot. Check out the Olympic Torch
proudly displayed in his office.
In 2009, Avvo.com, an online attorney rating service, gave Bisnar a
“perfect 10” score and “superb” rating based on his background, years
of experience as a personal injury lawyer, successful track record, impeccable
reputation with clients and peers, and professional accomplishments.
In addition to being named a 2010 Super Lawyer, Bisnar
was also named a Super Lawyer in 2008 and 2009.
John has lectured at schools, colleges, universities and civic groups on
the topic of the causes, effects and recovery from childhood abuse. He
is also a frequent lecturer and speaker at lawyer continuing education
programs on law office management and client care techniques. He has
been an active member of two men’s support groups since 1996: one
is devoted to personal growth and the other to growth of your business.
Mr. Bisnar is a former member of the Board of Directors and Board of
Trustees of various businesses, non-profit and religious organizations.
He is a devoted husband and a father to three adult children and one
grandchild, so far. John and wife Kimberly are avid world travelers,
seeking to experience different cultures, people, religions, flora, fauna
and the beauty of our physical world. Meditation, personal growth,
scuba diving, skiing, organic gardening, photography, exotic travel, Internet
marketing, the Lakers and most of all Kimberly, are his passions.