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Daniel Rodriguez Interviewed on KGET for Hispanic Heritage Month

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Daniel Rodriguez, founder and president of Rodriguez & Associates, was interviewed on KGET Studio 17 Live to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Growing Up As a Migrant Farmworker

Daniel tells his story of being born in south Texas about 8 miles from the Mexican border, to parents with little or no schooling. He grew up as a migrant farmworker, moving every 2-3 months following the crops. Daniel picked cotton in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, as well as other crops in California. 

Daniel, not speaking any English, started school in 8th grade. Through the magic of reading, he learned about engineers and lawyers and knew that those were what wanted to become. His upbringing taught him hard work, and that nothing is ever handed to you, you have to work for everything. 

Learn more about Daniel here.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated each year from September 15 to October 15. It’s a time to celebrate the “history, culture and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.”

The reason for starting Hispanic Heritage Month on September 15 is significant because it is “the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively.”

Learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month here.

Posted by Lorrie Ross at 7:18 pm

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Rodriguez & Associates

Monday, September 12, 2022

Daniel Rodriguez, president and founder of Rodriguez & Associates, grew up as a migrant farm worker. His family, who was constantly on the move from state to state during his childhood, created his appreciation for how the Hispanic community has made an impact both locally and nationwide.

Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 – October 15, was created to recognize the inspirational achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions.

Join Daniel along with Rodriquez & Associates in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.

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Posted by Lorrie Ross at 6:07 pm

“Clear the Shelters” 2022 with Rodriguez & Associates

Monday, July 25, 2022

Chantal A. Trujillo and Danay Gonzalez of Rodriguez & Associates, along with their dogs Penelope and Zola, invite you to Clear the Shelters on August 27, 2022.

They teamed up with KGET – TV 17 Bakersfield, an NBC Owned Television Station, and the City of Bakersfield Animal Care Center to raise awareness about the nationwide pet adoption event that helps find loving homes for animals in need.

Watch the segment here:

Adoption Drive – August 27, 2022 at:
City of Bakersfield Animal Care Center
201 S Mt. Vernon Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93307

Click here to learn more about the City of Bakersfield Animal Care Center.

Posted by Lorrie Ross at 8:04 pm

Daniel Rodriguez Races in the 16th Annual Antarctic Ice Marathon

Thursday, December 23, 2021

In Union Glacier on December 17th, 2021, Runbuk, Inc hosted the 16th edition of the infamous Antarctic Ice Marathon with sixty-two registered athletes from all over the world. For over a decade, marathoners and adventure athletes looking for their next challenge have gathered in Antarctica to compete in the annual race.

Line of People Running in the SnowThese ice-marathoners trek through the frozen tundra near the South Pole, beginning at the foot of the Ellsworth Mountains and running 26.2 miles through freezing temperatures. The race is recognized by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races and qualifies runners for the World Marathon Challenge, where runners aim to complete marathons on each of the seven continents.

Antarctica is the coldest, windiest, highest, and driest continent in the world. Because of these severe conditions athletes must train to be prepared for a number of possibilities during their race. The extreme elements and windy weather constantly change the Antarctic landscape, making the marathon course notoriously unpredictable, as well as the annual race winners. This year was no exception to the extreme.

Antarctic LandscapeBefore even reaching the race’s starting line, athletes had already endured a marathon of multiple flights, travel restrictions, quarantines, and weather delays. A massive storm detained many athletes in Chile, where they had been quarantined, prior to the last leg of the trip to Antarctica. The storm led to a multiple-day weather delay, difficult, soft snow, and temperatures in the negative teens. The challenges the athletes faced leading up to the race did not deter this group one bit and instead they bonded, many forming friendships.

Due to weather concerns and the possibility of cracks forming in the ice, athletes were required to stay on a predetermined loop of approximately 6.5 miles (10.5km). The loop was completed four times to meet the marathon distance. Winning the men’s division is Grzegorz Bogunia of Poland who completed the course in 3:53:02. Evija Reine of Latvia took home the gold for the women with a time of 4:06:11.

Antarctic Ice MarathonAmong the competitors is Daniel Rodriguez, founder and president of Rodriguez & Associates of Bakersfield, California. Daniel made the trip to Antarctica with his son, Tomas Rodriguez, where they both overcame the challenges of climate and travel to race in this once-in-a-lifetime athletic experience.

Injury Attorney Daniel Rodriguez at the Union Glacier in AntarcticaA marathon runner for many years, Daniel is no stranger to hard work, determination, and grit. These personal traits that have been ingrained in him from a young age, and that made him such a successful attorney, are evident throughout all aspects of his life. Competing in the Antarctic Ice Marathon race is just one more testament to his drive and passion for life.

Congratulations, Daniel!

Posted by Lorrie Ross at 4:33 pm

Rodriguez & Associates Sponsor the Fog Run to Benefit At-Risk Youth

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Rodriguez & Associates is one of the Platinum Sponsors for the 32nd Annual 5k-10k Fog Run at Lake Ming, CA on January 8th, 2022. 

This is a fun, family-friendly 5K-10K race to support at-risk youth including Kern County Probation Department’s Stockdale Helping Hands program. The race takes place on a beautiful scenic course overlooking beautiful mountains and lake views. 

Stockdale Helping Hands (S.H.H.) is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to guide at-risk youth towards success by removing barriers and equipping them with their basic needs. S.H.H provides at-risk youth with clothing, hygiene products, and other necessities to go on with their daily activities. S.H.H helps set up our youth for success and makes our community a safer place. 

Our office is proud to be sponsoring and participating in this important run for the Kern County youth. 

Click here to sign up for the Fog Run. 

At Rodriguez & Associates, we strive to serve our community both in and out of the courtroom. We are able to help those in need as well as strengthen the community we work and live in by supporting our local organizations and charities.

Posted by Lorrie Ross at 11:48 pm

Rodriguez & Associates Sponsor the Bakersfield September 11th 20th Anniversary Memorial Ceremony

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Rodriguez & Associates is one of the Never Forget Sponsors for the Bakersfield September 11th 20th Anniversary Memorial Ceremony.

The ceremonies will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2021, at the Bakersfield Fire Department Station 15:
1315 Buena Vista Road
Bakersfield, CA 93311

Hosted by the Bakersfield Firefighter’s Historical Society, the Morning Ceremony is at 9:30 a.m. and the Evening Ceremony is at 7:00 p.m. A Roll Call Ceremony will be held during the Evening Ceremony by Portrait of a Warrior Gallery memorializing the 27 fallen Kern County military members who lost their lives after 9/11/2001.

Click here for event details. The ceremonies will be live-streamed, and you can watch them here.

We are proud to be a part of honoring and remembering the heroes that paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

Posted by Lorrie Ross at 6:30 pm

We are a Sponsor of the 2020 Halloween Drive Through

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Our firm is a sponsor of this year’s Halloween Drive Through. The event will be held on Saturday, October 31st, 2020, from 5 pm – 7:30 pm at Stockdale Moose Lodge in Bakersfield, California.

The drive-through will be a family-friendly event and is free to the public, however, donations are welcome. All donations will benefit the Ronald McDonald House.



Posted by Lorrie Ross at 5:42 pm

Daniel Rodriguez Discusses the History of Jury Trials

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Daniel Rodriguez, founder and president of Bakersfield personal injury law firm Rodriguez & Associates, spoke with Vanessa Dillon on KGET Studio 17 about the history behind jury trials.

Daniel shared in the interview points including:

  • Jury trials began in about 600 B.C in Ancient Greece
  • Trials typically lasted one day. It was broken up into three sections; the accuser went for three hours, then the person being accused had three hours, and then the jury (of at least 200 people) would deliberate and take a vote.
  • The jury would take a stone (the white stone meant innocent and the black stone meant guilty) and toss one of them in the middle. Back then, it was a majority rule, not a unanimous verdict.
  • The most famous trial in history was the trial of Socrates. He was found guilty of impiety and corrupting the youth and was sentenced to death by poison.

To watch the interview, click here.

Rodriguez & Associates is a Bakersfield, California personal injury law firm that serves those that are in the most need. If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury you can contact us at our office: 1128 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA at (661)-323-1400 and visit our website for more information.

Posted by Lorrie Ross at 3:54 pm

Our Firm is a Sponsor of Halloweenville

Monday, September 30, 2019

We are a sponsor of Halloweenville! It’s a local Halloween attraction in Bakersfield, California. Families can pick out a pumpkin, take a ride on the Spooky Train, play Ghosts versus Ghouls Laser Tag, shoot a zombie, climb the Wicked Rock Wall, or bounce in Casper’s Zone. Older kids and adults can experience Scare Valley, Bakersfield’s newest haunted attraction.

Free Halloweenville Tickets to Our Followers

As a thank you for following us on social media, we are giving away 150 tickets for activities for the kids, and 150 tickets for the haunted attraction for the older kids and adults. These tickets are valid for Saturday, October 5th, 2019 only.

How to get tickets:

1. Follow us on Facebook and/or Instagram.
2. Stop by our office to pick up your tickets. Maximum 4 per family.

Our address is 1128 Truxtun Ave Bakersfield CA 93301. We are here from 8am to 5pm. Tickets are available while supplies last, so hurry!

Halloweenville is located at 3801 Chester Ave, behind the Kern County Museum. For more information about this event, visit


Posted by Lorrie Ross at 8:25 pm