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David Kent Cohn

David Kent Cohn

Chain Cohn Stiles
  • Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Elder Law ...
  • California
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David K. Cohn is the managing partner of Chain | Cohn | Stiles and is one of the most highly regarded trial lawyers in California's Central Valley.

He has been recognized in the "Best Lawyers in America" program, which is the oldest and among most respected attorney ranking services in the world. He has also been voted in the Best Lawyer in Kern County by The Bakersfield Californian Readers' Choice Poll, as well as a "Top Attorney," as reviewed be peers in Bakersfield Life Magazine. David has also been named a Super Lawyer in Southern California, an honor bestowed upon only the top 5 percent of lawyers in the region. He's also a Martindale-Hubbell AV preeminent-rated trial attorney.

Over the course of his career, David has obtained numerous multi-million dollar results on behalf of his clients. He recovered $10 million on behalf of a man who suffered serious burn injuries in an oilfield accident, and another $10 million for a man who lost his leg in a motorcycle accident. Above all, David cares about his clients ability to move forward with their lives after traumatic accidents.

David is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). He is a member of the prestigious International Society of Barristers, previously served on the Board of Governors for the Consumer Attorneys of California, and was past president of the Kern County Trial Lawyers Association.

David grew up in Bakersfield, graduating from West High School, before going on to receive his bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California. Shortly thereafter, he obtained his law degree from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles. While in law school, he clerked for then Federal Public Defender, John Van de Kamp. Following graduation, David returned to Bakersfield and joined the firm and eventually became its managing partner in 2000.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Rights
  • Elder Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • Workers' Compensation
Additional Practice Areas
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Dog Bites
  • Elder Abuse / Neglect
  • Sexual Assault
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Partner
Chain Cohn Stiles
- Current
Education
Univ of Southern Calif
Undergraduate Degree
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Southwestern Univ School of Law
Law Degree
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Awards
Best Lawyers in America
U.S. News & World Report
Super Lawyer
Southern California Super Lawyers
Inductee
West High School Hall of Fame
Kern Green Award
Kern Green
Best Law Firm
The Bakersfield Californian Readers' Choice Poll
Best Lawyer
The Bakersfield Californian Readers' Choice Poll
"Best of Kern County" Hall of Fame
Bakersfield Life Magazine
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers
AV Peer Review Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Top Attorneys
Bakersfield Life Magazine
Best Law Firms
U.S. News & World Report
Professional Associations
Consumer Attorneys of California
Board of Governors
Current
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American Board of Trial Advocates
Associate
Current
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American Board of Trial Advocates
Secretary, San Joaquin Valley Chapter
Current
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Kern County Trial Lawyers Association
Past President
Current
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International Society Of Barristers
Fellow
Current
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Top 100 National Trial Lawyers
Current
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Super Lawyers
Current
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California State Bar  # 68768
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Chain | Cohn | Stiles ranked in 2020 U.S. News & World Report’s ‘Best Law Firms’
U.S. News & World Report
Chain | Cohn | Stiles featured in Bakersfield Life Magazine as ‘Hall of Fame’ inductee
Bakersfield Life Magazine
Chain | Cohn | Stiles: ‘Standing for Justice’ in Kern County for 85 Years
Chain Cohn Stiles Blog
Chain | Cohn | Stiles lawyers selected by peers in Bakersfield Life Magazine’s “Top Attorneys” poll
Bakersfield Life Magazine
David Cohn of Chain | Cohn | Stiles selected to 2019 ‘Best Lawyers in America’ publication
Blogging for Justice
Kern County votes Chain | Cohn | Stiles as ‘Best Law Firm’ in 2018 Readers’ Choice Poll
The Bakersfield Californian
Chain | Cohn | Stiles’ David Cohn, James Yoro selected to ‘The Best Lawyers in America’ publication
Blogging for Justice
Exec Profile: David K. Cohn
The Bakersfield Californian
10 to be inducted at inaugural West Hall of Fame ceremony
The Bakersfield Californian
Community Voice: County’s non-transparent practices in sexual assault cases need to end
The Bakersfield Californian
Homeless man sues after police shooting left him paralyzed
The Bakersfield Californian
People in Business: Super Lawyers
The Bakersfield Californian
The family of David Silva received a $3.4-million settlement from Kern County, but did they get justice?
Los Angeles Times
Elderly man drowns at retirement community pool
The Bakersfield Californian
People in Business: David Cohn
The Bakersfield Californian
Chain, Cohn, Stiles keeps downtown presence
The Bakersfield Californian
Speaking Engagements
Home and Auto Insurance: How to Protect You and Your Family , Kern Schools Federal Credit Union Workshop
Elder abuse and neglect awareness is more important now than ever , Elder Abuse Awareness Month
Keeping safe at work in Kern County’s summer sun and adverse air quality , National Safety Month
Civil Liability: Waiver Ostensibly and “Assumption of Risk.” , Richard Beene Show , KERN Radio
KERN Radio
Home and Auto Insurance: How to Protect You and Your Family , Kern Schools Federal Credit Union Workshop , Kern Schools Federal Credit Union
Kern Schools Federal Credit Union
Civility in the Courtroom
American Board of Trial Advocates
Certifications
Personal Injury Law
California State Bar
Videos
If you're injured in an accident, you don't have to choose between a world-class and local attorney. David Cohn and Jim Yoro are the only lawyers in Kern County to be ranked in the "Best Lawyers in America" listing. They're in the top 5% in the country. Call or search "Chain Cohn Stiles" today for a free consultation. Chain | Cohn | Stiles: World-class lawyers in Kern County

If you're injured in an accident, you don't have to choose between a world-class and local attorney. David Cohn and Jim Yoro are the only lawyers in Kern County to be ranked in the "Best Lawyers in America" listing. They're in the top 5% in the country. Call or search "Chain Cohn Stiles" today for a free consultation.

If you're injured in an accident, you don't have to choose between world-class lawyers and local attorneys. Chain | Cohn | Stiles is ranked in the "Best Law Firms" list by U.S. News & World Report. Choose the best to help with your case. Call or search "Chain Cohn Stiles"  today for a free consultation. Chain | Cohn | Stiles: Ranked in U.S. News & World Report's 'Best Law Firms' listing

If you're injured in an accident, you don't have to choose between world-class lawyers and local attorneys. Chain | Cohn | Stiles is ranked in the "Best Law Firms" list by U.S. News & World Report. Choose the best to help with your case. Call or search "Chain Cohn Stiles" today for a free consultation.

In its ongoing series highlighting longstanding Kern County business with a culture for serving out community, Mission Bank and 23ABC highlights Chain | Cohn | Stiles, Kern County’s leading plaintiffs’ personal injury and workers’ compensation law firm. 'Banking on Business' series presented by Mission Bank, 23ABC highlights Chain | Cohn | Stiles

In its ongoing series highlighting longstanding Kern County business with a culture for serving out community, Mission Bank and 23ABC highlights Chain | Cohn | Stiles, Kern County’s leading plaintiffs’ personal injury and workers’ compensation law firm.

"We  may not be able to press rewind on your accident, but our lawyers can help you move forward. If you've been in an accident, let Chain | Cohn... Injured in an accident? Let Chain | Cohn | Stiles help you move forward (David Cohn)

"We may not be able to press rewind on your accident, but our lawyers can help you move forward. If you've been in an accident, let Chain | Cohn...

Bakersfield-based law firm Chain | Cohn | Stiles' 2016 30-second commercial videos focusing on work with clients and their families affected by injuries and accidents. Here, David Cohn discusses oilfield... Chain | Cohn | Stiles: Oilfield Accidents and Attorney David Cohn

Bakersfield-based law firm Chain | Cohn | Stiles' 2016 30-second commercial videos focusing on work with clients and their families affected by injuries and accidents. Here, David Cohn discusses oilfield...

Meet managing partner David K. Cohn of Chain Cohn Stiles Meet the Attorneys: David K. Cohn, Chain | Cohn | Stiles

Meet managing partner David K. Cohn of Chain Cohn Stiles

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1731 Chester Ave.
Suite 100
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Telephone: (661) 323-4000
Fax: (661) 324-1352
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