Death – May 18, 1977
Morris B. Chain passed away at the age of 72; however, Morris’ traditions carried on to this day. His law firm prided itself on being locally focused, and most of the attorneys and employees who worked under the Chain firm through the years, including today, were born or raised in Bakersfield. Additionally, the law firm and its attorneys have followed Morris’ lead of community service, becoming active in local and statewide politics, labor and the arts. By the 1980s, the firm also began to diversify its ranks, hiring Latino, black and Asian attorneys and staff.