Kern County Community Involvement
Outside of the work we do for injured victims, through community involvement, our law firm also supports a number of local organizations. For example, we donated $200,000 to the Grossman Burn Center at San Joaquin Community Hospital, because we felt it was important for victims of serious burn injuries to receive the best possible treatment here in Bakersfield. We partnered with nonprofits Bike Bakersfield and Children First Campaign and donated more than 100 safety helmets to students and bike riders in east Bakersfield who may be in need of the safety equipment. And the firm has been a key organizer of the annual “Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash 5K” fundriaser for Mothers Against Drunk Driving. In fact, marketing director Jorge Barrientos was named MADD Volunteer of the Year for California in 2015.
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 currently serves as President of the Board of Directors for Clinica Sierra Vista, and he also serves on the Board of Directors for the San Joaquin Community Hospital Foundation. Partner Neil Gehlawat is active in the India Association of San Joaquin Valley and recently donated $100,000 to Delano schools.
Below is a comprehensive list of organizations, nonprofits and other local goodwill groups that the law firm, our attorneys and our staff supports: