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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
Additional Practice Areas
  • Sexual Assault
  • Elder Abuse / Neglect
  • Dog Bites
  • Wrongful Death
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Partner
Chain Cohn Stiles
- Current
Univ of Southern Calif
Undergraduate Degree
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Law Degree
Best Lawyers in America
U.S. News & World Report
Top Attorneys
Bakersfield Life Magazine
Best Law Firms
U.S. News & World Report
Kern Green Award
Kern Green
West High School Hall of Fame
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers
Super Lawyer
Southern California Super Lawyers
Best Law Firm
The Bakersfield Californian Readers' Choice Poll
Best Lawyer
The Bakersfield Californian Readers' Choice Poll
AV Peer Review Rating
Professional Associations
Consumer Attorneys of California
Board of Governors
American Board of Trial Advocates
American Board of Trial Advocates
Secretary, San Joaquin Valley Chapter
Kern County Trial Lawyers Association
Past President
International Society Of Barristers
Top 100 National Trial Lawyers
Super Lawyers
California State Bar # 68768
- Current
Speaking Engagements
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
Social Media
Contact & Map
1731 Chester Ave.
Suite 100
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Telephone: (661) 323-4000
Fax: (661) 324-1352