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 granted to just 2.5 percent of lawyers under the age of 40 in the Southern California region. In addition, Trejo was also chosen to the “The Top Women Attorneys in Southern California — Rising Stars” list.
“My goal is to always represent injured workers to the best of my ability, and give each person the voice that he or she deserves,” said Trejo. “I am honored to be recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as a ‘Rising Star,’ and will continue to advocate rigorously and compassionately for injured workers through my work at Chain | Cohn | Stiles.”
Each year, the Super Lawyers selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. According to the program, Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a multi-phase selection process where each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. The objective of the recognition program is “to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used to resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel.”
As part of the honor, those selected are highlighted in issues of Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine alongside other awarded legal professionals. They also receive profiles on superlawyers.com, which you can see by clicking here.
To see Trejo’s official Super Lawyers awards for 2019, click here.
Other Chain | Cohn | Stiles attorneys chosen for the Super Lawyers distinction include law firm law partners David Cohn, James Yoro and Matthew Clark. The general Super Lawyers honor, for those over 40 years old, is awarded to no more than 5 percent of lawyers in the Southern California region based on a high-degree of peer recognition and personal achievement. Non-Rising Stars Super Lawyers awardees are announced each January.
With all three partners at Chain | Cohn | Stiles selected as Southern California Super Lawyers in 2018, the law firm received a resolution from the California Legislature for the honor.
As for Trejo, she is a Certified Legal Specialist in Workers’ Compensation, a past recipient of the “Workers’ Compensation Young Lawyer of the Year” award in California, and she has also been recognized by her peers in the “Top Attorneys” poll voted on by local lawyers. She is past president of the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association (CAAA), Bakersfield Chapter and has been named as one of the 20 Under 40 People to Watch by Bakersfield Life Magazine.
Trejo is an active member of CAAA’s Latino Caucus, and serves on the panels of the Immigration Justice collaborative, which aim to educate immigrants on their constitutional rights. She is a frequent speaker for Kern Country Small Business Academies and serves on the CSU Bakersfield Pre-Law Advisory Committee.
Outside of the office, Trejo is involved in Latina Leaders of Kern County, Kern Country Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center Foundation of Community Wellness.
— Alexa Esparza contributed to this report.
If you or someone you know is hurt on the job, or hurt in an accident at the fault of someone else, please contact lawyers at Chain | Cohn | Stiles at (661) 323-4000, or visit the website chainlaw.com for more information.
*NOTICE: Making a false or fraudulent Workers’ Compensation claim is a felony subject to up to 5 years in a prison or a fine up to $150,000 or double the value of the fraud, whichever is greater, or by both imprisonment and fine.