Chain | Cohn | Clark Selected For 2024 ‘Best Law Firms’ Rankings List, The Sole Kern County Firm Chosen

November 14, 2023 | Article by Chain | Cohn | Clark staff | Awards & Recognition , At the Firm

Chain | Cohn | Clark Selected For 2024 ‘Best Law Firms’ Rankings List, The Sole Kern County Firm Chosen

Chain | Cohn | Clark has been selected for inclusion in the 2024 “Best Law Firms” rankings list by Best Lawyers in America program, the only law firm in Bakersfield and Kern County to be ranked.

This year’s rankings were evaluated from the largest participation pool to date, which incorporate more than 97,000 client submissions, more than 2.8 million “Best Law Firms” votes on ballots and more than 13.7 million evaluations of more than 23,000 firms. The rankings highlight a “unique combination of high-quality law practices and the full breadth of legal expertise” that has always been differentiated by the credibility and rankings process, according to the program.

This year’s edition awarded Best Law Firms national and regional recognitions to about 18,500 firms. It is the oldest and most respected peer review research and accolades organization in the legal profession. Chain | Cohn | Clark received “Tier 1” ranking recognition this year, which is reserved for the highest scoring firms during the annual review process.

“These rankings – our first independently published rankings and 14th edition – serve as a true North Star for the industry,” said Best Lawyers CEO Phillip Greer. “Through these rankings, we can not only identify the gamechangers for law firms today, but also focus on key issues such as integrating AI and addressing DE&I that are positioning them and the profession for future success.”

The rankings are based on methodology that relies on qualitative and quantitative data on legal skillset, achievements and client successes collected through a submission process managed by Best Lawyers, according to the program.

“To be recognized in the ‘Best Law Firms’ program as the only law firm in Bakersfield and Kern County to be ranked is not just an honor — it is a testament to our firm’s commitment to excellence and justice,” said Matt Clark, managing partner and attorney at Chain | Cohn | Clark. “In a profession dedicated to serving others, this accolade reflects the unwavering trust our clients place in us and the hard-earned respect of our peers. As we celebrate 90 years of advocating for the injured, this ranking is as much a recognition of our past achievements as it is a beacon guiding our continued pursuit of legal excellence for the people of the Central Valley.”

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.

  • David K. Cohn, of counsel at the law firm, was selected into the personal injury litigation category of Best Lawyers in America.
  • James A. Yoro, of counsel 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 full 2024 “Best Law Firms” rankings can be accessed at

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, turning 90 years in 2024. 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, Juan Garza, Chris Hagan, Doug Fitz-Simmons, and Jim Yoro.


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