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David K. Cohn - Bakersfield, CA

1731 Chester AvenueSuite 100 Bakersfield, CA 93301 - 5220

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Updated: 02/15/2023

Bakersfield Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation Lawyer

Overview

David K. Cohn is the managing partner of the firm and one of the most highly regarded trial lawyers in California.

Year after year, he is named one of the top attorneys in the "Best Lawyer" category by the Bakersfield Californian Reader's Choice Poll. He is a Martindale-Hubbell AV preeminent-rated trial attorney, and has also been named a Super Lawyer in Southern California, an honor bestowed upon only the top 5% of lawyers in the region...

David K. Cohn is the managing partner of the firm and one of the most highly regarded trial lawyers in California.

Year after year, he is named one of the top attorneys in the "Best Lawyer" category by the Bakersfield Californian Reader's Choice Poll. He is a Martindale-Hubbell AV preeminent-rated trial attorney, and has also been named a Super Lawyer in Southern California, an honor bestowed upon only the top 5% of lawyers in the region. He is annually recognized in the Best Lawyers in America program, which is the oldest and among the most respected attorney ranking services in the world.

David grew up in Bakersfield, graduating from West High School, before going on to receive his bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California. Shortly thereafter, he obtained his 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, David returned to Bakersfield, joined the firm and eventually became its managing partner in 2000.

David is a member of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates, where he holds the rank of Associate, and also serves as the President for the San Joaquin Valley Chapter. He has 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. He was selected to join the International Society of Barristers, a widely-respected invitation-only group whose aim it is to preserve trial by jury, the adversary system and an independent judiciary. He was also recognized by his peers in the local "Top Attorneys" poll highlighting the best lawyers in their practice areas.

Over the course of his career, David has obtained numerous multi-million dollar results on behalf of his clients. You can view some of them below.

About David K. Cohn

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation
  • Civil Rights and Police Misconduct Involving Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Elder Abuse and Neglect
  • Dog Bites
  • Truck and Big Rig Accidents
  • Sexual Abuse and Assault
  • Car and Motorcycle Accidents
  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents
  • Dangerous Products
  • Premises Liability (Slips and Falls)

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Managing Partner

Year Joined Firm

  • 1975

Languages

  • English (Primary)
  • Spanish

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California

Specialties and Certifications

  • Arbitrator

Other Affiliations

  • Kern County Trial Lawyer's Association (Past President)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California (Sustaining Member)
  • American Trial Lawyers Association (Sustaining Member)
  • Kern County Bar Association (Sustaining Member)
  • City of Bakersfield Planning Commission (Past Member, Commission Chairman)
  • Bakersfield Museum of Art (Executive Board)
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) (Board of Directors)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • Martindale-Hubbell (AV Preeminent )
  • International Society of Barristers (Fellow)
  • Southern California Super Lawyers (Super Lawyer)

Education

  • Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California, 1975
  • University of Southern California, 1972
    Bachelor's Degree
    Honors: cum laude
    Major: Political Science

Pro Bono Activities

  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Kern County
  • Kern County Law Day

Classes and Seminars

  • Trial Series: Opening Statements, Kern County Bar Association
  • Civility Matters, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Auto and Home Insurance Workshop (How to Protect You and Your Family), Kern Schools Federal Credit Union
  • Elder abuse and neglect awareness is more important now than ever, Elder Abuse Awareness Month
  • Keeping safe at work in Kern County’s summer sun and adverse air quality, National Safety Council

Achievements

Honors

  • Super Lawyer (Southern California Super Lawyers)
  • Best Lawyer (Bakersfield Californian Readers' Choice Poll)
  • National Trial Lawyers (Top 100 Trial Lawyers)
  • AV Peer Review Rating (Martindale-Hubbell)
  • Best Law Firm (Bakersfield Californian Readers' Choice Poll)
  • Best Lawyer (Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News & World Report)
  • Top Attorneys (Bakersfield Life Magazine)
  • Best Law Firms (U.S. News & World Report, Best Lawyers in America)
  • 'Best of Kern County' Hall of Fame (Bakersfield Life Magazine)

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Office Information

Address

1731 Chester AvenueSuite 100 Bakersfield, CA 93301 - 5220

Fax

  • 661-324-1352

Office Hours

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (available to clients 24 hours)

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