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We had to share this amazing sunset photo taken and posted by @richefrich on Instagram of the downtown Bakersfield skyline, with the rays shining on The Padre and the Chain | Cohn | Stiles building. Wow!


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Each year, an estimated 176,000 cases of elder abuse are reported in California, and over 4,000 reports were made in Kern County to Adult Protective Services in 2018. And for every case reported, another 24 are unknown, officials say. As we approach World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, Cha...

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Since 2009, Kern County has seen at least 4,000 DUI arrests made each year, with nearly 4,400 DUI arrests in 2018. That’s 12 DUI arrests per day! While the statistics are stunning, these drivers were taken off our streets – preventing crashes, injuries, or worse – thanks to local efforts. Chain |...

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Chain | Cohn | Stiles is proud to support MADD Kern County and today’s Law Enforcement & Prosecutor Recognition luncheon, honoring those who help in the fight against DUI crimes. In Kern County, you are more likely to die of a DUI related crash than any other county in the state of California. No...

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Did you catch Chain | Cohn | Stiles attorney Matt Clark this past weekend on The Beat 103.9? He and The Pulse host Danny Morrison discussed DUI checkpoints, local sexual misconduct allegations, and much more. If you missed it, don’t worry. Catch the interview, and others, at

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Beatriz A. Trejo, an associate attorney with Chain | Cohn | Stiles who focuses on workers’ compensation law, has been named to the 2019 Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list by Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine, which is granted to just 2.5 percent of lawyers under the age of 40 in the Sout...

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Throwback Thursday to the recent 21st Annual Latino Food Festival Menudo & Pozole Cook Off at Kern County Museum, sponsored in part by Chain | Cohn | Stiles. If you were there, you probably got one of our koozies, in addition to seeing some fun competition and great entertainment, including from ...

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Catch up on the latest news at Chain | Cohn | Stiles including a claim filed a special honor received by workers’ compensation lawyer Beatriz Trejo, media appearances by attorney Matt Clark regarding driving safety and DUI crimes, and a claim filed on behalf of the family of a second-grade studen...

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Chain | Cohn | Stiles attorney Matt Clark and Eyewitness News' Sara Shouhayib give tips on how to have a safe summer season. Hint: Always drive sober.

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Practice Areas

  • Civil Rights

    Our civil rights lawyers are always standing by to make sure you get your justice. Our professional lawyers understand that civil rights violations take many forms. In addition to being outright discriminated against or denied service, you may be treated unfairly at your place of work or abused by an individual in a position of authority. The civil rights lawyers at Chain | Cohn | Stiles understand the pain, suffering and inconvenience associated with discrimination, and we’re prepared to help you file a civil rights lawsuit in pursuit of restitution.
  • Elder Abuse

    Bakersfield residents, if you suspect that an aging loved one is the victim of elder abuse, then you need our highly reliable Bakersfield elder abuse lawyers on your side. Elder abuse can happen to anyone and at any time. Regardless of whether they are in a nursing home or residing at home and have home health professionals helping them, elder abuse remains an ever-looming threat. Know the signs of abuse to look for before seeking an elder abuse law firm. If you know an elderly person who you suspect is being abused or neglected, then simply pick up the phone and give us a call at (661) 616-9829.
  • Personal Injury

    Bakersfield personal injury lawyers at Chain | Cohn | Stiles are Kern County’s leading plaintiff’s personal injury lawyers, representing clients from all over the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California for more than 75 years. We concentrate our efforts on protecting the rights of individuals who have been seriously injured due to the negligent, reckless or intentional conduct of another. If you have been injured due to the fault of another, you have the right to hold that person or entity accountable, no matter how rich or powerful that person or entity may be. Our Bakersfield personal injury lawyers are on your side, and we always do our best to restore our clients to the position they were in just before the accident occurred. We have obtained more multi-million dollar results on behalf of our clients than any other personal injury law firm in Kern County.
  • Car Accident

    Our Bakersfield car accident lawyers know that life becomes extremely complicated after you are involved in a serious car accident. The main reason seems to be that the at-fault driver’s insurance company resists paying claims when the other motorist was clearly at fault. In these incidents it necessary for residents to hire our team of reliable Bakersfield car accidents attorneys immediately after they experience devastating injuries during a collision.
  • Workers Compensation

    The Bakersfield workers’ compensation lawyers at Chain | Cohn | Stiles have dozens of years of experience handling and winning workers’ comp cases. With the help of our bilingual team, we will be able to get you the compensation you diverse. Our team understands the compensation claim process can be daunting and complicated for people not familiar with the processes. This is why it is important to make sure you have the best team available that will be on your side. Chain | Cohn | Stiles is that team.
  • Wrongful Death

    Bakersfield residents, if a spouse, parent, child or other family member of yours died due to the negligence of another, then our team of fast, reliable and professional Bakersfield wrongful death lawyers can help you. A wrongful death lawsuit is filed after a preventable death. It is a civil action that survivors file to receive compensation for damages.


10 months ago
Chain & Cohn , Stiles is the Top Law Firm in Kern County as far as my experience with them , I was in an auto accident in 2011 and David Cohn took my case immediately and handled everything for me in the most professional manner , from the Doctor appointments to the court hearings and the depositions Mr. Cohn was great and all the other attorneys and staff in the office made me and my family feel very comfortable every time we interacted , in 2015 Mr. Cohn settled my case for me a week before we were scheduled for trial and we could not be happier . Thank You Chain & Cohn Stiles , Paul Soto
- Paul S
a year ago
Being in an accident where the insurance company for the person responsible for causing the accident refused to take responsibility and compensate me for my damages, I found myself in need of legal representation to resolve my case. A friend recommended I call Matthew Clark for help. From day one, Mr Clark and the entire support staff at Chain Cohn Stiles were responsive to every question I had and any need that arose throughout the lengthy legal process I was forced to endure, as the opposing side delayed the proceedings as long as they legally could to avoid any settlement. What impressed me most and why I recommend Mr. Clark to anyone I know who finds themselves in need of legal representation is simple. When filing suit to recover damages I was aware that the maximum amount of money that I could be awarded in a settlement in a case like mine would be minimal at best and therefore I thought hardly worth the time and effort of the law firm to represent me. I was pleasantly ...
- Mike O
a year ago
My son and I we're involved in a accident and no other attorney wanted to take our case ,I was about to give up and someone told me to call chain Cohn stiles and they do call and see how everything is going and tell you when they make contact with the insurance. I highly recommend.
- John W

About us

We concentrate our efforts on protecting the rights of individuals who have been seriously injured due to the negligent, reckless or intentional conduct of another. Our firm specializes in the areas of motor vehicle accidents, workers' compensation, construction accidents, oilfield and agriculture accidents, wrongful death, police misconduct and civil rights, wrongful termination, sexual assault and abuse, elder abuse and neglect, dog bites, dangerous products, and more. Over the years, our attorneys have obtained more multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients than any other law firm in Kern County.

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1731 Chester Avenue #100
Bakersfield, CA 93301
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