Chain | Cohn | Clark makes 2023 U.S. News & World Report’s ‘Best Law Firms’ rankings

November 9, 2022 | Article by Chain | Cohn | Clark staff | At the Firm , Awards & Recognition

Chain | Cohn | Clark makes 2023 U.S. News & World Report’s ‘Best Law Firms’ rankings

Chain | Cohn | Clark has been selected for inclusion in the 2023 “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News & World Report, the only law firm in Kern County to be ranked.

The program recognizes the most elite firms across the nation, identified for their “professional excellence with consistently positive feedback from clients and peers”.

“U.S. News is committed to providing consumers with the data and information they need to make some of life’s biggest decisions,” said Morgan Felchner, executive editor at U.S. News, in a statement. “This commitment extends to the ‘Best Law Firms’ rankings, evaluating law firms in their efforts to bring important services to companies and individuals alike.”

Added Best Lawyers program CEO in a statement:

“The legal community views ‘Best Law Firms’ rankings as the top marker of excellence for the reason that our methodology is comprehensive, rigorous and historically proven. Our extensive process guarantees this designation is bestowed upon only the best legal practices.”

In compiling the rankings, the Best Law Firms and Best Lawyers research team analyzed almost 124,000 client responses, 12.2 million evaluations of more than 115,000 lawyers from more than 22,000 firms and conducted hundreds of interviews with law firm leaders. According to the program, “achieving a ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. Rankings represent the highest-level feedback a firm can receive and demonstrate the best in the legal industry across the United States.”

To become eligible for a “Best Law Firms” ranking, at least one lawyer at the firm must be recognized in the latest edition of The Best Lawyers in America, an exclusive award presented to only the top 5% of lawyers in the United States. In fact, Chain | Cohn | Clark has three lawyers recognized — the only law firm in Kern County with more than one attorney selected.

  • David K. Cohn, managing partner at the law firm, was selected into the personal injury litigation category of Best Lawyers in America.
  • James A. Yoro, senior partner at the firm, was selected into the workers’ compensation law listings.
  • Lastly, attorney and partner Chad Boyles was selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America “Ones to Watch” list, which honors lawyers who are earlier in their careers (5 to 10 years in practice) for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States

The “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. Clients are asked to provide feedback on firm practice groups, addressing expertise, responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, civility, and whether they would refer another client to the firm. Some clients chose to write comments about their experiences with the law firms. Law firms are asked to provide us with general demographic and background information on the law firm and attorneys and other data that speaks to the strengths of a law firm’s practice areas.

Chain | Cohn | Clark is an established and highly regarded personal injury and workers’ compensation law firm based in downtown Bakersfield, advocating for injured clients in the Central Valley and throughout California. Over the years, Chain | Cohn | Clark has obtained more multi-million dollar awards and settlements than any other law firm in Kern County. It’s also the oldest personal injury law firm in the area. In all, the law firm has received nearly a billion dollars in the firm’s history on behalf of clients.

The law firm includes attorneys Tanya Alsheikh, Chad Boyles, Matt Clark, David Cohn, Chris Hagan, Doug Fitz-Simmons, and Jim Yoro.

Rankings will be featured in the physical edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”, which will be distributed to more than 30,000 in-house counsel. The 2023 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” publication can be viewed online, and rankings can be viewed in their entirety by visiting


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 learn about our Bakersfield injury law firm.