The Dynamic Culture of Rodriguez & Associates

the dynamic culture of rodriguez and associates

Rodriguez & Associates case manager, Phyllis Stassi, attributes the firm’s success to its dynamic workplace culture and the principles of commitment, professionalism, and drive that have been exemplified by founder and president Daniel Rodriguez.

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From her first day at the firm in 2008, she immediately recognized the respect, attention to detail, and fortitude shared by attorneys and staff members alike; an energy that catalyzes positive outcomes for clients in dire need of support and assistance.

“The firm’s caliber of intellect, skill, and culture is second to none. It is gratifying to be part of a great team of professionals who put the care and concern of clients above all else. Rodriguez & Associates is one of the best law firms in the state. If you are in the unfortunate position to need our services, know you will be in good, capable hands.”
-Phyllis Stassi, Rodriguez & Associates, Case Manager

Compared to her work experience with other attorneys and legal teams, Phyllis realized that the Rodriguez & Associates team is unique in its experience and ability to offer so much to its clients. While “settlement mill” firms churn through cases, pushing them towards quick and easy resolutions, the attorneys and staff at Rodriguez & Associates identify the individuals and families that need their help the most, go above and beyond for their clients, and push for reform and policy changes that bear influence in future cases.

“Rodriguez & Associates is more selective in the cases we take because we want to provide clients with our undivided attention. Many clients we work with have been involved in serious motor vehicles, premises liability, and truck accidents and we want to prioritize the needs of each client.”

Over the years, Rodriguez & Associates has grown significantly – more staff, a new location, and adapting to a pandemic – but the sentiment to provide compassion and care for clients while pursuing justice on their behalf remained the same. Phyllis points out that despite changes and growth, team members who had been with the firm for decades, continue at the helm, speaking to the culture developed by Daniel Rodriguez and the level of dedication the team has to serving the people of Bakersfield and beyond.

“The most important values we possess as a firm are respect and hard work. We see every day just how quickly lives can change and we are all here to be a part of creating resolutions for people who have been catastrophically injured and need our support.”

In 2023, the firm celebrated its 5000th case result – a remarkable benchmark for any firm and an achievement that characterizes the firm’s accomplishments over the past twenty-two years. As the case manager who handled the case documents Phyllis says, “This accomplishment speaks to our level of experience, not only with the volume of cases we handle, but also the variety of scenarios, nuances, and exceptionalities that we have been exposed to through our individualized approach and close work with each client.”

Facing critical injuries at the hands of another person’s negligence can have extensive financial, physical, and emotional repercussions on a family. The Bakersfield personal injury firm, Rodriguez & Associates, has built a notable reputation for prioritizing the rights of families enduring such trauma and their tremendous success in helping families and individuals receive the maximum possible damages for the injuries they have faced.

While financial compensation is essential to the firm’s clients, the manner in which the firm handles cases and demonstrates compassion is equally important. Knowing the impact Rodriguez & Associates has had on thousands of clients, Phyills says, “It is rewarding to be part of a team that has helped so many individuals and families rebuild their lives and find positive change.”

We are so grateful to have Phyllis as part of our wonderful Rodriguez & Associates team!