Beatriz A. Trejo has been dedicated in her adult life to giving back through her career as an
attorney, and in our community.
Beatriz attended Highland High School in Bakersfield before earning her bachelor’s degree in
political science from Cal State Bakersfield and her master’s degree in political science from Cal
State Northridge. After completing her law degree from the University of Akron School of Law
in Ohio, Beatriz returned to her hometown.
Since 2015, she has been representing injured workers through her work as an associate attorney
at Chain | Cohn | Stiles, advocating for those who get hurt on the job to receive their rightful
benefits and heal. She is a Certified Legal Specialist in Workers’ Compensation and is co-chair
of California Applicants’ Attorneys Association (CAAA) Latino Caucus, which seeks to improve
workplace conditions for injured Latino workers, educating Latino workers about legal rights,
and advocating for public policy in the best interest of Latino workers. She is also the past
president of CAAA’s Bakersfield Chapter.
Relatedly, out in our community Beatriz has served on the panels of the Immigration Justice
Collaborative, which aims to educate immigrants on their constitutional rights, is a frequent
speaker for Kern County Small Business Academies, educating new business owners on work
injury laws, and serves on the CSU Bakersfield Pre-Law Advisory Committee, helping aspiring
lawyers. You can also find her on local Spanish radio stations discussing important legal issues,
and assisting local residents with their legal questions.
For her tireless work, Beatriz has been honored: Awards include:
? “Workers’ Compensation Young Lawyer of the Year” award by the California State Bar.
? Selectee in the Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list by Southern California Super Lawyers
Magazine, awarded to just 2.5% of lawyers under the age of 40 in the Southern California
region. As part of the program, she was also selected to the “The Top Women Attorneys
in Southern California — Rising Stars” list.
? “Top Attorneys” selectee as voted on by local lawyers, highlighting the best lawyers in
? 2018 “20 Under 40 People to Watch” by Bakersfield Life Magazine.
Outside of the office, Beatriz has engulfed herself in our community serving on board of
directors for charities, speaking to students, and paving the way for Latina girls in Kern County.
She served as the keynote speaker for the 2017 CSU Bakersfield “Chicano Commencement
Celebration.” She is a member of Latina Leaders of Kern County, and planning committee for
the Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center Foundation for Community Wellness’ Cancer Run
– a cause that’s near and dear to her heart since her father passed away of cancer in 2016, and
mom diagnosed with breast cancer.