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California Personal Injury Attorney Brian Chase Attends Swearing-in Ceremonies in Sacramento
Brian Chase, senior partner at the Newport Beach personal injury law firm of Bisnar | Chase was invited to attend the Jan. 5 swearing-in ceremonies for Gov. Jerry Brown and other newly-elected top officials in Sacramento.
Chase said it was an honor and a pleasure to be invited "to witness democracy in action." "These are all very impressive and talented people who are striving to make California better for all of us," he said. "Watching Gov. Brown take his oath for a historic fourth time was indeed special."
Chase praised Brown for making a commitment, during his 23-minute speech, to reduce carbon emissions by cutting petroleum use in cars in half over the next 15 years. "Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has made much-needed economic growth in California his top priority," he said. "Attorney General Harris' promise to continue to fight criminal gangs and human trafficking in California while vigorously fighting for consumer rights is very encouraging. Insurance Commissioner Jones has vowed to continue to work hard to protect consumer rights."
Chase said he is particularly pleased to see the governor's 2015-16 budget increase the state court system's funding from $3.29 billion last year to $3.47 billion this year with most of the increase headed to the trial courts statewide, which have been the worst hit by the cutbacks. Chase said this additional funding would help courts across the state that have been forced to reduce public hours, lay off employees and shut down remote courthouses.
"This is another positive step toward returning the courts to stable footing and the level of funding that is needed to assure all Californians of access to justice," Chase said. "The massive cuts to trial courts sank this cornerstone of democracy into an incredibly deep hole. As a result, consumers still face obstacles to their constitutional right – to have their day in court when they have been harmed or cheated."
Chase said there is much more to be done in this regard. "There is a lot more hard work remaining, and we look forward to joining Gov. Brown and Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye and getting it done."
Brian Chase, a Pepperdine School of Law graduate, has litigated dozens of jury trials, obtaining judgments and settlements in the millions.His firm - exceeding $250 million. Chase obtained $24.7 million in an auto defect case for a client who was catastrophically injured in an accident that left her paralyzed. In March 2014, an appellate court upheld that $24.7 million verdict. Chase has also handled cases involving defective seats, faulty seatbelts, rollover and roof crush accidents, defective airbags and tire tread separation. In 2012, Chase was named the Consumer Attorney of the Year Award from CAOC. He currently serves as CAOC President and is the Past President of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association (OCTLA). In 2014, Chase was named by OCTLA as Trial Lawyer of the Year in the "products liability" category.
About Bisnar | Chase
Bisnar | Chase represents seriously injured victims of car accidents and other acts of negligence. The firm has been featured on a number of popular media outlets including Newsweek, Fox, NBC, and ABC and is known for its passionate pursuit of results for their clients. Since 1978, Bisnar | Chase has recovered millions of dollars for victims and their families. For more information, please call 800-561-4887 or visit bestattorney.com for a free consultation. We are located at 1301 Dove Street #120, Newport Beach, CA 92660.