#5: Brian D. Chase, Esq. Counsel for the Plaintiff.

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Welcome to the Trial Alchemy™ podcast, where I talk with top ABOTA plaintiff and defense trial lawyers about what works, and what doesn't work when trying a case to a jury.

In episode #5, I talk with outstanding plaintiff attorney Brian Chase, Esq. Thanks for joining me!

Guest Resume: Brian D. Chase, Esq. 

Brian Chase is the managing partner and senior trial attorney that heads up the litigation department of Bisnar | Chase, an eight-attorney AV-rated national law firm founded in 1977 in Newport Beach, California. Brian and the firm specialize in automotive defect cases, catastrophic personal injury cases, mass torts (pharmaceutical and medical devices where Brian has held leadership roles), employment, and consumer class actions (where Brian has held leadership roles). Brian was the 2015 President of the Consumer Attorneys of California and the 2007 President of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association. He is a member of ABOTA. In 2014 and 2004 Brian was named Trial Lawyer of the Year in products liability by the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association. In 2012, he was named Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys Association of California and was a Trial Lawyer of the Year Nominee by the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles.  

In 2020 & 2021 Brian was listed in the Daily Journal’s Top Plaintiff Lawyers. He’s been listed as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the American Trial Lawyers Association since 2007. He’s also been listed as the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of distinguished Counsel.

In 2009, Brian published a book - "Still Unsafe at Any Speed" - dealing with litigating automotive defects and catastrophic injuries. In 2019 he published his second book dealing with auto defect cases called “The Second Collision”. Brian is a frequent guest on radio and television, including appearances on the CBS Morning Show, Good Morning America, CBS Special Reports, CNN, World News Tonight, and Fox 11 News.

Brian was lead attorney on four important, precedent-setting appellate opinions: Martinez-Mazon v. Ford Motor Company (dealing with forum non-conveniens); Romine v. Johnson Controls (dealing with using the consumer expectations test exclusively to prove an auto defect); Schreiber v. Estate of Kiser (dealing with the scope of non-retained expert testimony); and Hernandez v. State of California (dealing with design immunity).

Guest Contact Information:
Brian D. Chase, Esq.
Bisnar | Chase 
Phone: (949) 752-2999
Email: [email protected] 
Web: www.bestattorney.com 

Podcast Host Resume: Monty A. McIntyre, Esq. 

(1) Helps settle lawsuits as a mediator and decides cases or issues as an arbitrator and referee at ADR Services, Inc. He handles cases in the areas of business, employment, insurance, probate, real property and torts, having represented both plaintiffs and defendants in these areas. To schedule a matter contact his case managers, Haward Cho, [email protected], or Rachael Boughan, [email protected], (619) 233-1323); 
(2) Mentors lawyers to become excellent civil trial lawyers, and mentors associates to quickly become excellent lawyers with his Master Lawyer Mentoring™ services. Call Monty at (619) 990-4312, or email him at [email protected] to work with him.
(3) Publishes California Case Summaries™; and 
(4) Hosts the podcast Trial Alchemy™

Monty has been a California civil trial lawyer since December of 1980, and a member of the Amercian Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) since 1995. He has tried over 100 civil cases, representing plaintiffs and defendants in business, employment, insurance, real property and tort litigation. Monty has recovered over $50 million in judgments and settlements for plaintiff clients, and has recovered numerous defense verdicts, summary judgments, and favorable settlements for defendant clients. Monty is a past president of the San Diego County Bar Association and the San Diego Chapter of ABOTA, a Master in the Enright Inn of Court, a recipient of two Outstanding Trial Lawyer awards, and a past member of the ABOTA National Board of Directors, National Conference of Bar Presidents, ABA House of Delegates, and the ABA Standing Committee on Judicial Independence.

Podcast Host Contact Information:
Monty A. McIntyre, Esq.
Law Office of Monty A. McIntyre
Phone: (619) 990-4312
Email: [email protected]
Web: https://montymcintyre.mykajabi.com 

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Do well and be well, 

Monty A. McIntyre, Esq.
(619) 990-4312 | [email protected]
Mediator, Arbitrator & Referee at ADR Services, Inc.
Master Lawyer Mentoring™
California Case Summaries™
Trial Alchemy™