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David Kent Cohn

Personal injury Attorney at Bakersfield, CA

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 47 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1976
    Status
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About David

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David K. Cohn is managing partner of the law firm Chain | Cohn | Clark, and has 45 years of experience in personal injury law. 

He has been voted Best Lawyer in Kern County by the Bakersfield Californian Reader’s Choice Poll, has been recognized in the "Best Lawyers in America" publication, was selected to join the International Society of Barristers, and has also been named a Super Lawyer in Southern California -- an honor bestowed upon only the top 5 percent of lawyers in the region. David grew up in Bakersfield, graduating from West High School, where he was inducted into the Hall of Fame, before going on to receive my bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California. Shortly thereafter, he obtained a law degree from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles. While in law school, he clerked for then Federal Public Defender, John Van de Kamp. Following graduation, he returned to Bakersfield and joined the firm and eventually became the managing partner in 2000.

Over the course of his career, David has obtained numerous multi-million dollar results on behalf of his clients. He recovered $10 million on behalf of a man who suffered serious burn injuries in an oilfield accident, and another $10 million on behalf of a motorcyclist who lost his leg in a crash with an industrial vehicle. He obtained $8.8 million settlement in an auto accident case in which two people were struck and killed by a Sheriff's deputy patrol car. 

He is a member of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), where he has held various board leadership roles. He also previously served on the Board of Governors for the Consumer Attorneys of California and as past president of the Kern County Trial Lawyers Association.

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With the help of the Bakersfield based agency Scope Studios, Chain | Cohn | Stiles has unveiled 90-second “Meet the Attorneys” videos, aimed to give people of Kern County a chance to meet the lawyers and staff in this firm. Meet David Cohn.
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Location

Chain | Cohn | Clark
1731 Chester Avenue
Suite 100
Bakersfield, CA, 93301

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Posted by Kim | September 25, 2012
Lunch hour wreck caused by a towing company driver's book.
I was in a car accident caused by a towing company's van running a red light and I hit it. I thought my injuries were minor. Well it turned out that after a year of physical therapy I needed shoulder surgery. I was scared and concerned for my future. I decided to seek legal advice. I had never needed a lawyer before and Mr. Cohn was highly recommended. His assistant was able to schedule me right away. I brought all the information requested. Mr. Cohn was extremely professional and trustworthy. After reviewing all the details with him I was confident that he would do all he could to help me do the right thing. I wasn't looking to make a million dollars, I just wanted things to be fair. He advised me on how to proceed and which doctors he recommended. I had heard great things about the doctors and agreed to a consultation. Mr. Cohn was great in following up with me and the doctors. I had to do a deposition something I had never done. He and his staff prepared me for this by having me watch a video and then we went over the details of what to expect. This gave me peace of mind. During the deposition Mr. Cohn helped me to stay focused and stepped in when the other attorney was getting out of line. He was honest with me and when I got too wordy he reminded me to stay focused and just answer the questions. He always looked out for my best interest and I knew it - I mean I really knew it. I completely trusted him. Lucky for us we didn't have to go to a jury trial. We went to court where we went back and forth with the other attorney and came to an agreement that we were all happy with. Mr Cohn was a great fighter for me and I really appreciated that. He has a great and supportive staff as well. I'm hoping I never have to go through anything like this again but if I ever need legal assistance in the future I will definitely ask him for help.
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Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2012
Confident!
It was a mothers worst nightmare when you receive a call that your daughter has been severely injured in a car accident. My friend referred me to Mr. Cohn and he fought for every dime he could get my daughter. Mr. Cohn got us a settlement beyond my expectations and now my daughter can receive the treatments she needs. Not only is he a great attorney, he truly cares….Mr. Cohn displayed confidence and knowledge during every situation. I was extremely pleased with his service.
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Posted by Victoria | June 13, 2011
He Cares for his Clients and Fights for You!
I was referred by my son-in-law to contact David Cohn. This was a very traumatic time for me in my life, as my husband was tragically killed by a bus that hit him. Not only was David a great attorney, his STAFF really helped me through this emotional and draining time. Every time, I called, his staff was there for me 100%. David was aggressive and diligent on my case. He fought for my settlement and avoided a jury trial so I didn't have to relive the pain. I would recommend David for any type of case. He is the best attorney; but more than that, he cares about his clients and fights for you.
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Posted by Marlene | May 5, 2011
Working with the BEST!!!
Mr. Cohn is simply the BEST Personal Injury lawyer in California. Having worked with him for over a year, I've seen him in action. He treats his clients with dignity and respect. He is tough, aggressive, and only plays to WIN! His law firm has WON more Million Dollar settlements and verdicts than any other law firm in Kern County. Mr. Cohn is the ONLY attorney I would ever hire if I had an accident. If you the BEST, you need to hire the BEST!
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Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2010
I would highly recommend David Cohn ... Super Lawyer!
My family and I had a diffcult time deciding on the use of an attorney. Under our circumstance, we were contacted by a few other claims. Mr Cohn and his staff were well versed in our particular circustances as they had repressented others for similar cases. My family was made to feel warm and they assisted us in building the normalcy we were seeking. His staff is amazing their compassion was overwelming. Toward the end of our case, which was the most difficult, we were not pressured by power or greed that we had come to expect from television stye lawyers. Mr Cohn, I believe, could easily have succeeded through the court system. Our case seemed overwhelming in our favor. We were tired and finished fighting. He read our faces and with a gentle hand on my shoulder agreed that we should finish this today. Attorneys make a lot of money and this was a case that easily could have lined a few more pockets. Five years later, I still see the empathy in his eyes as I remember those events. Mr Cohn and his staff are professionals but they are family as well.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Chain Cohn Clark
  • 1975 - Present

Education

  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • Law
  • 1975
  • University of Southern California
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1972

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Oilfield Injury
  • $10 Million Settlement
  • Auto Accident
  • $8.8 Million Settlement
  • Wrongful Death
  • $8 Million Settlement
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Associations

  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
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  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
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  • Kern County Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Board of Governors
  • N/A
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • N/A
  • International Society of Barristers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Kern County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Verdicts in CA
  • Top 100 Verdicts in CA
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  • Super Lawyers
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • N/A
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
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  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
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  • Inductee
  • West High School Hall of Fame
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  • Kern Green Award
  • Kern Green
  • N/A
  • Best Lawyer
  • The Bakersfield Californian Readers' Choice Poll
  • N/A
  • Best Law Firm
  • The Bakersfield Californian Readers' Choice Poll
  • N/A
  • Best Lawyers
  • U.S. News & World Report, Best Lawyers in America
  • N/A
  • Top Attorneys
  • Bakersfield Life Magazine
  • N/A
  • Best Law Firms
  • U.S. News & World Report, Best Lawyers in America
  • N/A
  • 'Best of Kern County' Hall of Fame
  • Bakersfield Life Magazine
  • N/A
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Organization meeting
  • 3rd Party Workers' Comp Cases
  • 2012
  • Economic Summit
  • Personal Injury
  • 2012
  • Monthly MCLE Luncheon
  • Workers' Comp and 3rd Party Litigation
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (11)
Endorse David
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David is a highly respected and excellent personal injury lawyer who gets great results for his clients and is a pleasure to work with. He has my highest endorsement."
Personal injury Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"David is one of the top personal injury attorneys in the Central Valley. He works hard for his clients, and spends the money he needs to in order to properly work up his files."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known David for many years and observed his legal expertise. He clearly is the best personal injury attorney in Kern county if not central California."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Dave for many years. He is a very good lawyer, with the highest ethical standars. I enthusiastically endorse him."
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Bakersfield Personal injury Lawyer David Kent Cohn
David Kent Cohn
Personal injury Attorney
Bakersfield, CA
Licensed for 47 years
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