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MADD Kern County’s sixth ‘Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash’ – presented by Chain | Cohn | Stiles – raises $60,000 to fight against DUI crimes

Kern County came together Saturday morning at the Park at River Walk to support victims of DUI crashes, call for an end of drunk and drugged driving, and raise more than $60,000 in the process. The sixth annual Bakersfield Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash – presented by Chain | Cohn | Stiles – is ...
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Chain | Cohn | Stiles sponsors scholarships during annual ‘El Grito’ ceremony in downtown Bakersfield

Hundreds came together on Sept. 15 at the Liberty Bell in front of Kern County Superior Court to celebrate the annual “El Grito de Dolores,” a major celebration in Mexico that marks the country’s fight for independence against Spanish rule. The evening included folkloric dancers, mariachi and banda music groups, and a scholarship recognition ceremony ...
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Sixth Bakersfield ‘Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash’ presented by Chain | Cohn | Stiles

Each year, too many innocent people die in Kern County from crashes caused by people who choose to get behind the wheel while under the influence. Those local lives lost – plus hundreds more injured and thousands of friends and families – are affected from this 100 percent preventable crime. In fact, Kern County is ...
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Work injury lawyer James Yoro provides insight for cancer cases involving former refinery workers

Editor’s Note: Chain | Cohn | Stiles workers’ compensation lawyer James Yoro provided advice and legal insight in the local cases involving the Mohawk Refinery in Bakersfield, and workers who may have been exposed to cancer causing materials. Trusts have been set up to distribute fund to those who either worked at or are related ...
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Chain | Cohn | Stiles featured in Bakersfield Life Magazine

Chain | Cohn | Stiles was recently highlighted in Bakersfield Life Magazine, which included the law firm’s partners — David Cohn, Matt Clark and Jim Yoro — being featured on the cover of the magazine. You can read the magazine article focused on the law firm below, or view the article in the magazine version ...
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Chain | Cohn | Stiles partners David Cohn, James Yoro selected into 2020 ‘Best Lawyers in America’ publication

For the third year in a row, two veteran attorneys at Chain | Cohn | Stiles have been recognized in the Best Lawyers in America program, the oldest and among the most respected attorney ranking services in the world. David K. Cohn, managing partner at the law firm, was selected once again into the personal ...
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What you need to know about Valley Fever in Kern County

Last year, California experienced 2,200 new cases of Valley Fever, and most were reported in the southern Central Valley regions of Kern, Tulare, Kings, Fresno, Madera, and Merced counties. In fact, Kern County residents were affected the most with 890 cases. In all, about 30 percent of all Valley Fever cases nationwide occur in the ...
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Safety in school zones is key as thousands hit Kern County roadways for new school year

The streets in the mornings and afternoons are filled with cars, bikes, SUVs and buses. The sidewalks, too, are lined with pedestrians, short and tall. This can only mean one thing: It’s back to school in Kern County! Students in K-12 schools started the new school year Aug. 14, including the largest elementary and high ...
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Shooting by Bakersfield business owner raises legal questions

The police investigation continues in the case of a Bakersfield business owner who chased suspected burglars from his property and shot one of them as they fled. The case has sparked questions about self-defense and protecting property — as covered by a KGET-17 News story that featured Chain | Cohn | Stiles personal injury attorney ...
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Chain | Cohn | Stiles featured in Bakersfield Life Magazine as ‘Hall of Fame’ inductee

Chain | Cohn | Stiles was recently one of three organizations inducted into the inaugural “Best of Kern County” Hall of Fame, awarded to men, women, businesses, and organizations with a long history of excellence in their respective fields, and who also give back to our community. As part of the honor, Bakersfield Life Magazine ...
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Chain | Cohn | Stiles attorney Beatriz Trejo honored by ‘Latinas Leading the Way’

Beatriz Trejo, associate attorney with Chain | Cohn | Stiles, has been honored by the Latina Leaders of Kern County organization as one of the “Latinas Leading the Way.” Trejo received the award July 20 at the 20th annual Latinas Leading the Way Awards event, honoring professional women who are making a mark in our ...
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Chain | Cohn | Stiles joins annual Filipino festival as Philippine Weekend celebrates 45 years

Each year, thousands of people come together in the northern Kern County city of Delano during the summer to celebrate Filipino history and culture. And this year, on the 45th anniversary of Philippine Weekend, Chain | Cohn | Stiles is proud to join in the festivities as the law firm also commemorates a big milestone ...
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Plan your summer road trip, the most dangerous season for drivers, with safety in mind

Even with the new gas tax in California, one of the most cost efficient ways to get your family from point A to point B this summer is on the road. Especially in Kern County and the Central Valley, many popular destinations are just a few hours away by car. But summer is also one ...
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Fourth of July Safety: Even legal fireworks (including sparklers) can be dangerous

As the sun starts to set on Fourth of July, Kern County streets start to shine bright with multi-colored fountains of light and flashes. But a celebration of our nation’s independence can turn tragic quickly without proper fireworks safety measures. In fact, did you know about 11,000 people are treated in U.S. hospital emergency rooms ...
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Chain | Cohn | Stiles: ‘Standing for Justice’ in Kern County for 85 Years

The year is 1934. The great Dust Bowl storm is sweeping across the Great Plains of the United States. Donald Duck premieres on television. And the FBI kills Bonnie and Clyde in a shootout in a Louisiana. It’s also the year Morris B. Chain first set up shop in the Haberfelde Building in downtown Bakersfield. ...
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Keeping safe at work in Kern County’s summer sun and adverse air quality

The month of June is National Safety Month, and in Bakersfield, we know June as the start of triple digit weather forecasts and stocking up on sunscreen. For those working outdoors in Kern County, June and the summer months are also a time protection from the California sun, and adverse air quality. In fact, more ...
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Chain | Cohn | Stiles joins MADD Kern County in honoring locals fighting against DUI crimes

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Kern County recognized and honored our local law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and other community members on Wednesday at Hodel’s Country Dining for their valiant efforts in helping stop DUI crimes. In all, 67 officers from throughout Kern County agencies were awarded during the 2019 MADD Kern County Law Enforcement and ...
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Chain | Cohn | Stiles lawyer Beatriz Trejo named to 2019 Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list

Beatriz A. Trejo, an associate attorney with the law firm 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, the publication announced recently. This is Trejo’s first year of earning the “Rising Stars” distinction, which is ...
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‘100 Deadliest Days’: Summer period especially dangerous time for young drivers

Did you know that the time period between Memorial Day and Labor Day is known as the “100 Deadliest Days” in the United States? During this time span, which largely includes the summertime, our country’s roadways see a sharp increase in automobile fatalities, many involving teen drivers, according to AAA. For example, in 2016 during ...
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Chain | Cohn | Stiles se junta con la program ‘Despierta Bakersfield’ para educar nuetra comunidad sobre cuestiones legales

La firma de abogados Chain | Cohn | Stiles se ha asociado con Univision Bakersfield, la estación de televisión en español, para educar a los Latinos locales sobre cuestiones legales, incluido qué hacer si estás en un accidente con algiuen con poco o sin seguro, los peligros de la fiebre del valle en el lugar ...
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Chain | Cohn | Stiles files claim on behalf of family of 8-year-old attacked by dog at school

Chain | Cohn | Stiles has filed a claim on behalf of the family of a second-grade student who was bitten on the face by a dog while in her classroom. Leilani, 8, suffered severe lacerations and tearing to her face when she was attacked by one of two large dogs visiting her classroom on ...
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Bike Month 2019: Bike Bakersfield events, safety tips, crash checklist and more

May is National Bike Month, a time to celebrate the power of the bicycle, and Chain | Cohn | Stiles is partnering with the local bicycle advocacy group, Bike Bakersfield, to promote bike safety throughout Kern County. Bicycle accidents are on the rise in Bakersfield and the Central Valley, and sadly, so are deaths. In ...
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Chain | Cohn | Stiles inducted into first Best of Kern County Hall of Fame class, selected to ‘Best Law Firm’ list

Chain | Cohn | Stiles has been inducted into the inaugural Best of Kern County Hall of Fame, awarded to men, women, businesses, and organizations with a long history of excellence in their respective fields, and who also give back to our community. In addition, the Bakersfield-based law firm has been selected by people in ...
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Kids still playing on the monkey bars? Prevent emergency room visits with these playground injury prevention tips

Every 2-1/2 minutes, a child in a United States visits an emergency room for a playground-related injury, according to playgroundsafety.org. And a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that emergency departments see more than 20,000 children ages 14 and younger for playground-related traumatic brain injury each year. We all want our ...
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‘Drive like you work here’: Use extra caution to protect road workers and others

Each spring, “National Work Zone Awareness” reminds drivers to use extra caution in construction zones. And with the various construction projects taking place throughout Bakersfield and Kern County, the message of safety is that much more important. While you’re driving through these zones, the U.S. Department of Transportation and Chain | Cohn | Stiles wants ...
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Chain | Cohn | Stiles donates $10,000 for Bakersfield Homeless Center jobs program

Chain | Cohn | Stiles law firm has donated $10,000 to the Bakersfield Homeless Center in an effort to combat our community’s homeless epidemic. The donation will go toward the homeless center’s job skills training program and street cleaning team focusing on downtown Bakersfield. In short, the program helps homeless center residents move forward with ...
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Bakersfield ranked 7th deadliest city in the nation for pedestrians

In recent years, Kern County has seen the number of pedestrian accidents rise to an alarming rate. In fact, a new study ranks Bakersfield as the seventh deadliest city in the United States for pedestrians. Between 2008 to 2017, Bakersfield saw a total of 247 pedestrian deaths, bringing the annual pedestrian fatality rate to 2.83 ...
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Brain Injury Awareness Month: ‘Change Your Mind’ about traumatic brain injuries

This month, we should come together to de-stigmatize brain injuries, empower those who have survived, and promote the many types of support programs that are available to victims. That’s the message by the Brain Injury Association of America during Brain Injury Awareness Month and beyond through its “Change Your Mind” campaign to provide a platform ...
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Chain | Cohn | Stiles files claims on behalf of 3 students who were victims of sexual misconduct at local high school

Chain | Cohn | Stiles law firm has filed claims on behalf of three students who were victims of sexual misconduct at North High School. Kern County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Edwin Rodriguez on suspicion of lewd and lascivious acts with minors 14 to 15 years old, exhibiting harmful matter to a minor, annoying a ...
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Worker deaths could trigger a workers’ compensation claim for surviving dependents

Armando Gallegos had been working as a correctional officer for 13 years when he was attacked by 12 inmates at Kern Valley State Prison in April 2018. He suffered a broken vertebrae, a broken nose and a concussion, and spent five months trying to recover from those injuries. Tragically, Gallegos died in September 2018 at age 56. ...
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Chain | Cohn | Stiles attorney provides legal commentary following North High School sexual misconduct allegations

A local high school athletic equipment manager has been arrested on suspicion of having sexual contact with current and former students. And as yet another local school employee is arrested on suspicion of sexual misconduct with a student, Chain | Cohn | Stiles personal injury attorney Matt Clark provided insight to media on the ongoing problem, ...
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‘Kern Under the Influence’: Series highlights local DUI epidemic

UPDATE: Eyewitness News recently presented a special half-hour program focused on the series highlighted below titled “Under the Influence & On the Road,” sponsored by Chain | Cohn | Stiles. To watch the entire program, click here.  ——— You are more likely to die of a DUI related crime in Kern County than any other ...
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Sex & Education: Chain | Cohn | Stiles attorney discusses recent local sex issues involving educators

In recent weeks, local media has reported on several allegations of various sexual misconduct on behalf of educators in Kern County schools, and Chain | Cohn | Stiles attorney Matt Clark has provided expert insight on the legal issues. Recently, local media reported on a local high school science teacher alleged to have appeared in pornographic ...
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What happens in a personal injury lawsuit?

At Chain | Cohn | Stiles, we meet with clients every day who have never been involved in a lawsuit. Simply, they don’t know what to expect, or how the legal process works. The truth is, lawsuits are exceptionally complicated and involved processes. The good news is that the attorneys and staff at Chain | ...
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Big rig explosion, elder neglect, wrongful death lawsuits among Chain | Cohn | Stiles active cases

The personal injury and workers’ compensation lawyers at Chain | Cohn | Stiles are involved in some of the most significant cases in the Central Valley, ranging from police misconduct cases/civil rights to industrial accident cases, big rig, wrongful death, product liability cases, and more. And while every case handled by Chain | Cohn | ...
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New Chain | Cohn | Stiles video highlights ‘the team of lawyers you need when it matters most’

“You probably don’t need a full team of professionals all of the time, but if you get injured in an accident, you do. Chain | Cohn | Stiles, the team of lawyers you need when it matters most.” That’s the message from the latest videos unveiled by the Bakersfield-based accident, injury and workers’ compensation law ...
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With exploding airbag recalls continuing, take these steps to protect you and your family

More than five years after federal authorities first called for a national safety recall of the Takata airbags, officials are once again issuing a recall of millions of defective airbags, this time by Ford Motor Co. and Toyota. Ford recently issued a recall of more than 900,000 vehicles in North America, including 782,000 in the United ...
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New year, new laws for California drivers, bicyclist, scooter riders

As usual, the New Year brings about new laws to California. And for 2019, several new laws involve measures that affect most of us in the state: driving safety, civil rights, sexual harassment in the workplace, and more. Here are short descriptions of some of these new laws, many of which are a focus for ...
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Wrongful death, civil rights, elder abuse cases among notable cases resolved by Chain | Cohn | Stiles in 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, Kern County’s leading accident, injury and workers’ compensation law firm Chain | Cohn | Stiles takes a look back at noteworthy resolved cases, some of which you may have seen in local media.   Wrongful Death: $3.4 Million In April, Chain | Cohn | Stiles reached a settlement with the County ...
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Check your (safety) list twice for an injury-free holiday season

As Santa checks his list, you also should be checking your list this holiday season — your safety checklist, that is. The holidays are ripe with dangers, from roadway hazards during holiday travel, to dangers at home from keeping warm and holiday decorating. It’s important you and your family take careful steps in celebrating, and make ...
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Everything you need to know about riding Bakersfield’s electric scooters safely

The birds are soaring in Bakersfield — the electric scooters from the company “Bird,” that is. About 200 of the Bird electric scooters, or e-scooters, have been scattered throughout Bakersfield, mostly downtown, “to help meet the town’s need for transit options that are accessible, affordable, and reliable,” according to the company. They have gained popularity ...
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Older Driver Safety Awareness: Helpful tips for driving safely while aging well

They are our parents, grandparents, friends and neighbors. They are also the wisest among us. Still, our senior citizens many times depend on us to watch out for them, and this is especially important when it comes to driving a motor vehicle. For Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, observed in December, make it a point ...
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Key safety tips to driving safely in the fog

‘Tis the season … for fog. Throughout the Central Valley, winter brings with it the tule fog that seems to swallow up cars and stop signs, and sometimes even lines on the road. The fog creates such a driving hazard that local school districts several times a year decide to delay the start of classes, ...
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Grants galore! Local agencies receive hundreds of thousands to combat unsafe driving in Kern County

Drivers beware: Local authorities have received hundreds of thousands of dollars to combat unsafe driving in Kern County. Bakersfield’s California Highway Patrol branch recently received a grant to provide enforcement and education to local motorists about aggressive driving with the goal of decreasing injuries and deaths on our roadways. The Bakersfield Police Department received two ...
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Travel safely: Thanksgiving weekend is one of the most dangerous times to be on the road (with safety tips)

Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends and football, turkey and togetherness, and for millions and millions of people across the United States: driving. In fact, more than 54 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles from home during the week of Thanksgiving this year, according to AAA travel association — the highest volume ...
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Bike Bakersfield, Chain | Cohn | Stiles provides free helmets, bicycle lights, safety lessons through 2018 ‘Project Light up the Night’

With Daylight Saving Time in full swing, it’s more important than ever for drivers to be careful while commuting to and from work in the dark, and for pedestrians and bicyclists to make sure they are visible. In fact, thousands of children in Kern County will walk, bike, wait at the bus stop, and even ...
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Chain | Cohn | Stiles ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s ‘Best Law Firms’

The Bakersfield-based personal injury and workers’ compensation law firm Chain | Cohn | Stiles has been selected for inclusion in the 2019 “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News & World Report. Law firms included in “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for “professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers,” according to U.S. ...
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Teen Driver Safety: 6 major dangers affecting teen drivers

Motor vehicle accidents — they’re the leading cause of injury and death among teens. In fact, teenage drivers have the highest rate of motor vehicle accidents among all age groups in the United States. In California, the statistics can be scary. Our state saw 73,736 crashes in 2016 involving drivers 16 to 20 years old, ...
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FAQ: How does Chain | Cohn | Stiles stand out compared to other law firms?

When it comes to choosing an attorney to help you during what may be one of the most difficult times of your life, you want to make sure it’s a lawyer that is knowledgeable and professional, caring and compassionate, and ultimately a winner. The personal injury and workers’ compensation attorneys at Chain | Cohn | ...
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Chain | Cohn | Stiles now home to two attorneys state certified as specialists in workers’ compensation

The Bakersfield-based accident, injury and workers’ compensation law firm Chain | Cohn | Stiles is now home to two lawyers who are state certified as specialists in workers’ compensation law, awarded to legal professionals who have gone beyond the standard licensing requirements. The designation follows the passage by Chain | Cohn | Stiles attorney Beatriz ...
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