Chain | Cohn | Clark Attorney Featured in 2024 Southern California ‘Super Lawyers Magazine’
Editor’s Note: Chain | Cohn | Clark partner and workers’ compensation attorney Beatriz Trejo was recently featured in the 2024 issue of Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine. Trejo was highlighted in the magazine’s “Discovery” section, where prominent lawyers answer questions about themselves so the audience can get to know them better. Below is the full text of the article, as well as links to the magazine and article online:
- 2024 Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine
Trejo is one of six attorneys at Chain | Cohn | Clark named to the Super Lawyers listing, which is awarded to just 5% of lawyers in the Southern California region. Trejo has also been included to “The Top Women Attorneys in Southern California — Rising Stars” list by Super Lawyers Magazine. She is a Certified Legal Specialist in workers’ compensation, a past recipient of the “Workers’ Compensation Young Lawyer of the Year” award in California.
Beatriz A. Trejo says szia to Hungarian, humor and highlighters
I can’t go a day without … coffee. I probably drink too much, but it’s now part of my routine.
If you were in my office, you’d … see a lot of different-colored highlighters. It helps me get organized.
My colleagues would be surprised to know that … I speak a little Hungarian. My husband is fluent, so I’ve been learning it for years.
The quality I most like in a lawyer is … humor. Our jobs are stressful and in the zealous representation of our clients, tensions run high. It’s always nice when that tension can be broken.
When I started, I wish I knew … how many different skills are needed to do this work. On a daily basis I use everything from math to interpersonal skills.
My career high point (so far) has been … becoming the first female equity partner in my firm’s 90-year history.
If I weren’t a lawyer, I’d be … an antique dealer. I’m really fascinated by the history and intricacies of old objects. Every object has a story.
A different practice area that intrigues me is … secured transactions. It seems super interesting.
My fictional hero is … Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas. He was the best in his area of practice but still wanted to try something new.
My favorite meal is … tacos. I don’t think I could ever go wrong with a taco.
On my best day I … wake up early, work out before work, and eat “clean.”
On my worst day I … run out the door 20 minutes late and have stale cookies for dinner.
If I had a morning show, my co-host would be … my colleague Jim Yoro, who has been at our law firm 40-plus years. We’ve known each other for 13 years and we are pretty good at humorous banter. At least we make our staff laugh.
The last TV show I binge-watched was … Vice Principals. I’ve binge-watched it a few times and it makes me laugh every single time.
Nothing cheers me up like … seeing my toddler run toward me with his arms open at the end of the day.
My guilty pleasure is … a reality dating show. They start by being relaxing and mindless, but then you find yourself taking sides and getting invested.
My favorite word is … “agreement.” There is nothing sweeter than getting an email that reads “we have an agreement.”
My least-favorite word is … “waiting.” It really is the worst part for clients.
If I won the lottery, I’d … keep it to myself, but there would be signs.
The one piece of advice I offer to new lawyers is … everything is a learning experience. Keep an open mind and you’ll see that there is something new to learn from every person and in every situation.
The question I’m tired of answering is … “How long will it take?” The answer always starts with, “It depends,” and no one wants to hear that.
If you or someone you know is injured in an accident at the fault of someone else, or injured on the job no matter whose fault it is, contact the attorneys at Chain | Cohn | Clark by calling (661) 323-4000, or fill out a free consultation form, text, or chat with us at chainlaw.com.