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John Bisnar is the founder of the "AV" rated, five attorney, two partner California personal injury law firm of Bisnar Chase located in Newport Beach, California. The firm specializes in the representation of people seriously injured in accidents.


The firm is best known for its "auto defect" lawsuits against automakers. John's personal injury law firm has recovered close to $200 million for clients.


Personal Injury Lawyer - California
Thirty five years experience representing catastrophically injured victims of accidents and negligence. We specialize in car accidents, dog bite cases, pedestrian accidents and hit and runs.

Auto Defect Attorney - Nationally
Pursuing makers of defective and dangerous automobiles on behalf of people catastrophically injured.

Dangerous and Defective Products
Representing clients who've been harmed by a dangerous or defective product including child items, food products and household.




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Practice areas


  1. Car Accidents: 20%
    37 years
  2. Personal Injury: 15%
    37 years, 4 thousand cases
  3. Motorcycle Accident: 15%
    37 years
  4. Wrongful Death: 15%
    36 years
  5. Other: 35%
  6. More 



Contingent (25-45%)

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Contact info

Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys

1301 Dove St. #120
Newport Beach, CA, 92660

Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys

6701 Center Drive West
14th Fl.
Los Angeles, CA, 90045



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top OC LawyerOC Metro magazine2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Top Orange County Personal Injury LawyerOC Metro Magazine2010
Southern California Super LawyerOrange Coast Magazine2010
Top Attorneys in Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles Magazine2010
Outstanding Achievement AwardWeTip2010
Martindale-Hubble Firm Rating of "AV"Martindale-Hubble2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Top Attorneys In Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles Magazine2009
Top Attorneys In Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles Magazine2008
Outstanding Excellence AwardLawdragon Magazine2007
Community HeroUnited Way1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior PartnerBisnar Chase1978 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Two Men's Support GroupsMember1996 - Present
Orange County Bar Association groupMember1978 - Present
Orange County Trial Lawyers AssociationSustaining MemberN/A
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaSustaining MemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Joshua Newman vs. Nissanconfidential settlement
Chan vs. City of Hanford, et al.$5,000,000 payment by City and driver, is expected
Collins vs. Fordconfidential settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Contributing Author :: California Car Accident Survival GuideCalifornia Car Accident Survial Guide2009
The Rainmaker Advisor JournalHow to Measure the Success of Your Marketing2009
PUBLISHED BOOK: The Seven Fatal Mistakes That Can Wreck Your California Personal Injury ClaimPUBLISHED BOOK: The Seven Fatal Mistakes That Can Wreck Your California Personal Injury Claim2008
The State Bar of CaliforniaContributing Author For Book :: California Guide to Opening and Managing a Law Office2008
The Rainmaker AdvisorThe Power of Mastermind Groups2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pepperdine University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Pepperdine University CollegeTrial AdvocacyN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaLaw Firm Management2011
California Solo and Small Firm SummitLaw Firm Management2010
Great Legal Marketing ConferenceHow to Manage Super Star Employees2009
Consumer Attorney of San DiegoLaw Office Management and the Client Experience2009
CAOC San FranciscoPersonal Injury Law Firm Management2009
Beaver Creek Annual Ski SeminarHow to Manage Super Star Employees2009
The Rainmaker RetreatHow to Manage Super Star Employees2008
CAOC Seminar in TahoeTracking of Refferals2006
CAOC Seminar in MauiIdentifying An Auto Defect2006