Chain | Cohn | Clark Attorney Honored As ‘Hero’ For Community Work In Kern County

November 30, 2022 | Article by Chain | Cohn | Clark staff | Community Service , At the Firm , Awards & Recognition , News & Media

Chain | Cohn | Clark Attorney Honored As ‘Hero’ For Community Work In Kern County

Chain | Cohn | Clark partner and workers’ compensation lawyer Beatriz Trejo has been honored as a “hero” by a local media group for her contributions to our community.

The “Tu Voz Tu Heroe” (Your Voice, Your Hero) honor was awarded by Lotus Bakersfield Corp., Spanish Radio Group, which includes Radio Lobo, La Ley, El Gallito, and Tu Liga Spanish radio stations. The inaugural awards programs, debuted during Hispanic Heritage Month in September, aimed to recognize “local everyday Hispanic heroes within our community,” chosen by a Spanish Radio Group committee who reviewed submitted nominations.

In total, 38 people “who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to help improve our community” were chosen, including attorney Beatriz Trejo.

“We are proud to honor you for your leadership an exemplary contributions to our Hispanic community in Kern County,” the program committee said in a statement. “You are a true Hispanic hero in our community.”

The honorees were as follows:

  • Ana Vigil: Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc.
  • Beatriz Trejo: Chain Cohn Clark
  • Carmen Dias: The Mariachi Sun Foundation
  • Cecilia Alvarado: Taft College
  • Claudia Catota: CSU Bakersfield
  • Connie Perez-Andreesen: United Farm Workers
  • Ernesto Garay: Lamont Elementary School District
  • Gabriela Gonzalez: California Resources Corporation
  • Janea Benton: Aera Energy
  • Jay Tamsi: Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Joe Garcia: Jaguar Flc Inc.
  • Jonny Perez: Great Heritage
  • Juvenal Montemayor: La Jolla Farming
  • Jose Gonzalez: Strata Credit Union
  • Mari Perez-Dowling: United Way of Kern County
  • Maritza Jimenez: Kern Health Systems
  • Norma Rojas: Bakersfield College
  • Raymundo Martinez: Kern County Sheriff’s Office
  • Reyna Olaguez: South Kern Sol
  • Richard Guzman: California Real Estate Services
  • Sylvia Picazo: North of the River Chamber of Commerce

For more on Beatriz Trejo and her community work, read her biography below:


Beatriz A. Trejo is a partner at Chain | Cohn | Clark, where she focuses on workers’ compensation cases. She is a Certified Legal Specialist in Workers’ Compensation, the recipient of the “Workers’ Compensation Young Lawyer of the Year” award in California, and has been named to the Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list by Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine.

Beatriz attended Highland High School in Bakersfield before earning her bachelor’s degree in political science from Cal State Bakersfield and her master’s degree in political science from Cal State Northridge. She earned her law degree from the University of Akron School of Law in Ohio.

She has practiced in front of the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board since 2012. She began her practice as a defense attorney, representing, self-insured employers, insurance companies, private employers, municipalities, school districts, and governmental entities in all aspects of workers’ compensation defense. In 2015, began representing injured workers through her work at Chain | Cohn | Clark.

Beatriz was selected by the State Bar of California as the 2017 “Workers’ Compensation Young Lawyer of the Year.” 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. She is a Certified Legal Specialist in Workers’ Compensation by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

She was also recently recognized by her peers in the “Top Attorneys” poll voted on by local lawyers, highlighting the best lawyers in their practice areas. Recently, Beatriz was named to the Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list by Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine. This high honor is awarded to just 2.5% of lawyers under the age of 40 in the Southern California region.

She is an active member of CAAA’s Latino Caucus, and serves on the panels of the Immigration Justice Collaborative, which aims to educate immigrants on their constitutional rights. She is a frequent speaker for Kern County Small Business Academies, educating new business owners on work injury laws, and serves on the CSU Bakersfield Pre-Law Advisory Committee, helping aspiring lawyers.

Outside of the office, she supports her community through local organization including Latina Leaders of Kern County, Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center Foundation for Community Wellness.

Beatriz is fluent in Spanish, and appears on local Spanish radio stations, assisting local residents with their legal questions.


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 Bakersfield injury lawyers at Chain | Cohn | Clark by calling (661) 323-4000 or filling out a free consultation form.