New personal injury attorney joins Chain | Cohn | Stiles

January 20, 2016 | 6:00 am

(Editor’s Note: Felicia Schoepfer is no longer an attorney with Chain | Cohn | Stiles) 

The Bakersfield-based injury and workers’ compensation* law firm Chain | Cohn | Stiles has welcomed a new attorney to its team.

Felicia Schoepfer-Altmiller has joined the personal injury department as an associate attorney, where she will assist injured residents of Kern County. The personal injury department team includes partners David Cohn, and Matt Clark, and associate attorney Chad Boyles.

“I’m excited to join a passionate legal team at Chain | Cohn | Stiles that is committed to helping injured residents in our area,” Schoepfer-Altmiller said. “I, too, am passionate about helping those in need and serving my community.”

Schoepfer-Altmiller was born and raised in Valencia, and has been a resident of Bakersfield for 10 years. She graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. She earned her master’s degree in clinical social work and a concentration on mental health from California State University, Bakersfield. She became an attorney after graduating from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. She briefly attended Southwestern University School of Law.

Before becoming an attorney, Schoepfer-Altmiller worked as a family therapist, helping children housed in foster care and group homes, and also worked as a mental health clinician, assisting female inmates in correctional facilities.

As for legal work, Schoepfer-Altmiller has provided legal services to inmates through the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department, worked as an extern for the Hon. Garrett L. Wong, and conducted legal work for the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office and the Women’s Employment Rights Clinic at Golden Gate University.

Before joining Chain | Cohn | Stiles, she worked in the Law Offices of Michael Kilpatrick in Bakersfield, working as an associate attorney for family law cases.

Outside of the office, Schoepfer-Altmiller has a passion for horses. She has volunteered for Kern County’s M.A.R.E. program (Mastering Abilities Riding Equines), a nonprofit program that provides therapeutic equine assisted activities for the benefit of children and adults living with special needs and disabilities.

She also has a passion for serving her community, including mentoring and assisting those in foster care, and assisting others in the African-American community.

Schoepfer-Altmiller’s new role at Chain | Cohn | Stiles was featured in the Jan. 18, 2016 issue of The Bakersfield Californian‘s “People in Business” section. See it by clicking here.

Please join in welcoming Felicia Schoepfer-Altmiller to Chain | Cohn | Stiles. To watch Felicia’s new “Meet the Attorneys” video, click here.


*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 values of the fraud, whichever is greater, or by both imprisonment and fine.


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