General Information

Year founded: 1934
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Overview

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Chain | Cohn | Clark is a highly regarded personal injury and workers' compensation law firm based in Bakersfield, California, advocating for injured clients in the Central Valley and throughout California since 1934.

Chain | Cohn | Clark has been been voted "Best Law Firm" in The Bakersfield Californian's Readers' Choice Poll, as well as selected by legal peers in Bakersfield Life Magazine's "Top Attorneys." Managing partner David K. Cohn has been selected to the "Best Lawyers in America" publication, as well as veteran workers' compensation attorney James Yoro. They're the only injury attorneys in the Kern County area to be designated in the "Best Lawyers" program. As a whole, the seven-person law firm has more than 125 of legal experience in accident and injury law.

Over the years, Chain | Cohn | Clark has obtained more multi-million dollar awards and settlements than any other law firm in Kern County. It's also the oldest personal injury law firm in the area. In all, the law firm has received more than half a billion dollars in the firm's history on behalf of clients.

Additional accolades include the following: partners David K. Cohn and David V. Stiles share the distinction of being AV Preeminent peer review rated through Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating. Cohn, Yoro, and Clark have also been selected in the Southern California Super Lawyers listing. Attorney Beatriz Trejo was selected in the Southern California Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" listing.

Above all, the third-party ratings websites show a consensus -- Chain | Cohn | Clark attorney care for their clients, and help get the best possible result.

Rankings

Chain Cohn Clark is metro ranked in 1 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

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Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Rankings

Regional Rankings

Fresno
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

Chain Cohn Clark has 2 lawyers recognized for individual performance in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. By receiving this Best Lawyers recognition from their peers for their professional excellence, these lawyers made Chain Cohn Clark eligible for evaluation for Best Law Firms rankings. For almost two decades, Best Lawyers has awarded these singular accolades, making them the foundation of our Best Law Firms awards. Read more about our Best Lawyers process here.
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Client Comments

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Demographics

Partners
Male: 3
Asian: 1
White / Caucasian: 2
Of Counsel (but not partners)
Male: 1
White / Caucasian: 1
Associates
Male: 4
Female: 3
Black / African American: 1
Hispanic / Latinx: 1
White / Caucasian: 1
Multi-Racial: 1
Attorney Management / Department Heads
Male: 1
Female: 1
Hispanic / Latinx: 1
White / Caucasian: 1
Paralegals
Female: 6
White / Caucasian: 5
Multi-Racial: 1
Non-Legal Employees
Male: 1
Female: 13
Asian: 1
Black / African American: 1
Hispanic / Latinx: 8
White / Caucasian: 4
LGBTQIA+: 1

Awards

Awards are self-reported by firms and are not verified by the Best Law Firms rankings.
  • Best Law Firm (The Bakersfield Californian Readers' Choice Poll)

  • Best Personal Injury Lawyer (The Bakersfield Californian Readers' Choice Poll)
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • Southern California Super Lawyers, Rising Stars
  • International Society of Barristers
  • Kern Green Award (Kern Green)
  • Top Attorneys (Bakersfield Life Magazine)
  • 20 Under 40 People to Watch (Bakersfield Life Magazine)
  • Community Champion Award (Mothers Against Drunk Driving)
  • Corporation of the Year (Beautiful Bakersfield Award)

Main Location

Bakersfield, CA
1731 Chester Avenue, Suite 100
Bakersfield, CA 93301-5220
United States
661-616-9833 Call our Bakersfield, CA location at 661-616-9833 Get Directions Get directions to our Bakersfield, CA location

Management and Personnel

Senior Partner
Matthew Clark
Senior Partner
James Yoro
Associate Attorney
Tanya Alsheikh
Associate Attorney
Doug Fitz-Simmons
Managing Partner
David Cohn

Contacts

Director of Marketing & Public Relations
Jorge Barrientos
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