Chain | Cohn | Stiles included in 2022 U.S. News & World Report’s ‘Best Law Firms’ rankings

November 10, 2021 | 5:00 am


Chain | Cohn | Stiles has been selected for inclusion in the 2022 “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News & World Report.

Law firms included in “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for “professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers,” according to U.S. News & World Report. Achieving a ranking “signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.”

“For over three decades, U.S. News has provided the public with accurate and in-depth rankings on key institutions in society from higher education to hospitals and health systems,” said Morgan Felchner, executive editor at U.S. News, in a statement. “Law firms serve a critical role in American life and ranking them is a key extension of our overall mission to help individuals make important life decisions.”

A law firm must have at least one attorney who has received high enough peer reviews to be recognized in the current “Best Lawyers in America” program, which is the oldest and among the most respected attorney ranking services in the world. In fact, Chain | Cohn | Stiles has three attorneys selected as “Best Lawyers.”:

  • David K. Cohn, managing partner at the law firm, was selected into the personal injury litigation category of Best Lawyers in America.
  • James A. Yoro, senior partner at the firm, was selected into the workers’ compensation law listings.
  • Lastly, attorney and partner Chad Boyles was selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America “Ones to Watch” list, which honors lawyers who are earlier in their careers (5 to 10 years in practice) for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States

“We are proud that ‘Best Law Firms’ rankings continuously act as a top marker of distinction throughout the legal industry,” said Phil Greer, CEO of Best Lawyers, in a statement. “The evaluation process for the 2022 ‘Best Law Firms’ publication has remained just as rigorous and discerning as it was when we created the publication 12 years ago.”

The “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. Clients are asked to provide feedback on firm practice groups, addressing expertise, responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, civility, and whether they would refer another client to the firm. Some clients chose to write comments about their experiences with the law firms. Law firms are asked to provide us with general demographic and background information on the law firm and attorneys and other data that speaks to the strengths of a law firm’s practice areas.

The 2022 rankings incorporate more than 8.2 million evaluations of more than 115,000 individual leading lawyers from more than 22,000 firms. The “Best Law Firms” rankings can be seen in their entirety by visiting bestlawfirms.usnews.com.

Chain | Cohn | Stiles is an established and highly regarded personal injury and workers’ compensation law firm based in downtown Bakersfield, advocating for injured clients in the Central Valley and throughout California. Over the years, Chain | Cohn | Stiles has obtained more multi-million dollar awards and settlements than any other law firm in Kern County. It’s also the oldest personal injury law firm in the area. In all, the law firm has received nearly a billion dollars in the firm’s history on behalf of clients.

The law firm includes attorneys David Cohn, Jim Yoro, Matt Clark, Chad Boyles, Beatriz Trejo, Tanya Alsheikh, and Doug Fitz-Simmons. To learn more about each attorney, visit chainlaw.com.

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