Congratulations to friend and client Brian D. Chase on being named by the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association 2014 Top Gun Trial Lawyer of the Year for Products Liability.
According to the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, award recipients have demonstrated exceptional trial skills, as well as commitment to their clients and dedication to the principals of legal ethics.
Attorney Chase is being honored with the award based on his work on behalf of client Jaklin Romine in the case of Romine vs. Johnson Controls, et al., (an auto defect seatback case which resulted in the plaintiff being rendered an incomplete quadriplegic) which resulted in a $24.7 million dollar verdict. The case went up on appeal and the appellate court affirmed the trial court’s ruling that the consumer expectation test was appropriate to prove defect. This is the first published opinion in California affirming that the use of the test to prove defect was appropriate. A great victory for the consumers of California.
With a life-long passion for safety and holding the automobile industry accountable for decisions that cause harm to consumers, Mr. Chase shares his auto product liability experience and expertise in his book “Still Unsafe at Any Speed.”
Brian Chase and his Partner, John Bisnar of Bisnar | Chase Personal Injury Attorneys have dedicated their careers to providing superior client representation to referring attorneys and to their clients, as recently featured in the cover story of the Orange County Edition of Attorney Journal Magazine.
Congratulations on this honor and the well-deserved recognition.
Senior Vice President, Client Services