Chain | Cohn | Clark lawyer Neil Gehlawat named to 2017 Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list
* Note: Neil Gehlawat is no longer an attorney at Chain | Cohn | Clark *
Neil Gehlawat, former attorney and partner at the Bakersfield-based law firm Chain | Cohn | Clark, was named to the 2017 Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list by Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine, the publication announced.
This was Gehlawat’s second straight year of earning the “Rising Stars” distinction, which is granted to just 2.5 percent of lawyers under the age of 40 in the Southern California region.
Each year, the Super Lawyers selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. According to the program, Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a multi-phase selection process where each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. The objective of the recognition program is “to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel.”
Chain | Cohn | Clark partners David Cohn, James Yoro and Matthew Clark have also been chosen for the Super Lawyer list for those attorneys over the age of 40. This distinction is awarded to no more than 5 percent of lawyers in the Southern California region based on a high-degree of peer recognition and personal achievement. Non-Rising Stars Super Lawyers awardees are announced each January.
As part of the honor, those selected are highlighted in issues of Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine alongside other awarded legal professionals.
All four partners at Chain | Cohn | Clark were selected as Southern California Super Lawyers the year before. For this achievement, the law firm received a resolution from the California Legislature for the honor, presented by Michael Bowers from Sen. Andy Vidak’s Office, and signed by Vidak, Sen. Jean Fuller, Assemblywoman Shannon Grove and Assemblyman Rudy Salas.
Cohn and Clark work in Chain | Cohn | Clark personal injury department, focusing on car accident, oilfield accident, civil rights, wrongful death and other injury and accident cases. Yoro leads the firm’s workers’ compensation department.
If you or someone you know is hurt on the job, or hurt in an accident at the fault of someone else, please contact the lawyers at Chain | Cohn | Clark at (661) 323-4000.
*NOTICE: Making a false or fraudulent Workers’ Compensation claim is a felony subject to up to 5 years in a prison or a fine of up to $150,000 or double the value of the fraud, whichever is greater, or by both imprisonment and fine.