Kern County Community Involvement
Outside of the work we do for injured victims, Chain | Cohn | Stiles also supports a number of local organizations through community involvement. In short, we are one with our community.
For example, we donated $200,000 to the burn center at San Joaquin Community Hospital (now Adventist Health), because we felt it was important for victims of serious burn injuries to receive the best possible treatment here in Bakersfield. We partner with nonprofits like Bike Bakersfield year after year to donate hundreds of safety helmets and bicycle lights to students and bike riders in areas of Kern County that need them the most. And the firm has been a key organizer of the annual “Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash” fundraiser for Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Kern County, which has raised more than $300,000 in the last six years to help victims, raise awareness of DUI crimes, and provide educational programs locally.
Our attorneys and staff are also directly actively involved with various local groups and nonprofits. Partner James Yoro currently serves on the Board of Directors for Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, has served on the Kern Regional Center Board of Directors, and has been a frequent sponsor of the annual Filipino weekend celebration held in Delano. Partner Matthew Clark served as President of the Board of Directors for Clinica Sierra Vista, and on the Board of Directors for the San Joaquin Community Hospital Foundation. And marketing director Jorge Barrientos is the chairman of the Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Business Education Foundation. To learn more about each of our attorney’s involvement, visit their biography pages.
Below is a comprehensive list of organizations, nonprofits and other local goodwill groups that the law firm, our attorneys, and our staff supports: