Wondering if you’re eligible for Social Security Disability benefits? Find out here

April 21, 2014 | 2:07 pm


Have you stopped working because of a physical or mental health problem? Has the problem lasted for a year or more, or will it? If you said “yes” to either question, Social Security Disability may be able to pay you and give you medical insurance. So what is Social Security Disability? It’s a federal government ...
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Chain | Cohn | Stiles partners with city, homeless center in freeway litter cleanup project

April 16, 2014 | 10:00 am


It was Bakersfield’s Buck Owens who made the “Streets of Bakersfield” famous in the 1970s, through his iconic country music song. In recent years, however, those streets have become infamous for the litter that scatters the pavement.  At Chain | Cohn | Stiles, we’re proud of our community, our city and our streets, and we ...
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Chain | Cohn | Stiles responds to Kern County District Attorney decision on Silva case

April 11, 2014 | 4:15 pm


Chain | Cohn | Stiles on Friday released the following news release after Kern County District Attorney Lisa Green announced that her office would not be seeking criminal charges against the law enforcement officers involved in the death of David Silva, represented by this firm: Below the release are links to media coverage of the ...
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Families of crime victims aim to ‘restore the balance of justice’

| 9:35 am


Some were killed by drunk drivers, and others at the hands of other human beings. But all of them are victims of crimes, and their families are fighting for justice. About 400 people gathered this week outside of Kern County Superior Court to honor loved ones who had been killed, and in some cases pray ...
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Chain | Cohn | Stiles helps family of boy severely burned from downed power line

April 8, 2014 | 3:28 pm


In June 2012, David N. was watering his yard in Ridgecrest when he heard a sizzle and a pop sound. A raven had landed on a power line, which then failed and caused the electrical wire to fall on a fence three houses away. As the fence caught fire, David ran to try to put ...
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Take the pledge: April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April 4, 2014 | 9:59 am


Put down the cell phone, and stay alive. That’s the message this month from the National Safety Council and National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration as April is “National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.” Thousands die each year due to people using their cell phones while driving. In fact, here are some startling statistics, courtesy of the ...
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Chain | Cohn | Stiles gears up for 2014 Kern Corporate Challenge

April 1, 2014 | 9:53 am


Chain | Cohn | Stiles is always up for a challenge, whether in a personal injury or social security disability case, in the court room, or on the playing field. Starting in May, our law firm will go head-to-head with other companies from throughout Bakersfield in the 2014 Kern Corporate Challenge. It’s a six-week, Olympic-style ...
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Chain | Cohn | Stiles: Where real people go for justice

March 28, 2014 | 4:02 pm


At Chain | Cohn | Stiles, we know our clients are No. 1. So, in the newest issue of Bakersfield Life Magazine, out Saturday in The Bakersfield Californian and online now, we wanted to highlight the experiences of our former clients at our law firm. See our ad HERE, and also on our Instagram. We chose three ...
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Witnesses in CCS wrongful death case file lawsuit for cell phone seizure

March 26, 2014 | 11:12 am


Another lawsuit has been filed related to our wrongful death case against local law enforcement. Five witnesses to the May 2013 confrontation between law enforcement and David Silva have filed a lawsuit in federal court, according to The Bakersfield Californian, alleging they were unlawfully detained and law enforcement improperly seized their cell phones they used to record the ...
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