Community Involvement

As the leading law firm in California's San Joaquin Valley, KDG is committed to giving back to the communities in which we live and serve. Through financial and in-kind contributions to a variety of organizations, KDG attorneys and staff remain committed to meeting the needs of our community partners and neighbors, taking pride in our role as a corporate leader. Many KDG professionals also serve in leadership positions on local community, non-profit and legal-industry boards of directors. Below is a sampling of the organizations KDG supported through contributions or membership in 2014 and 2015.

Community Organizations

  • American Cancer Society
  • American Heart Association
  • American Lung Association
  • Bakersfield Association for Retarded Citizens
  • Bakersfield Christian High School
  • Bakersfield College Foundation
  • Bakersfield Museum of Art
  • Bakersfield SPCA
  • Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra
  • Boy Scouts of America - Southern Sierra Council
  • CalCPA Bakersfield Chapter
  • California State University, Bakersfield
  • Catholic Charities Diocese of Fresno
  • Clovis Chamber of Commerce
  • Coats for Kids
  • Community Action Partnership of Kern
  • Community Food Bank
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates Fresno and Madera Counties
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates Kern County
  • CSU Bakersfield Alumni Association
  • Distinguished Young Women of California
  • Dress for Success
  • Fresno Art Museum
  • Garces Memorial High School
  • Global Family and Daughter Project
  • Golden Empire Gleaners
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Fresno Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce
  • Houchin Community Blood Bank
  • Junior League of Bakersfield
  • Kern Citizens for Sustainable Government
  • Kern Community Foundation
  • Kern County Friends of NRA
  • Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Kern County Museum
  • Kern County Society for Human Resource Management
  • Kern Economic Development Corporation
  • Kern Literacy Council
  • Leadership Bakersfield
  • Make a Wish Central California
  • Marley's Mutts
  • PDM Stables
  • Rotary (various Bakersfield and Fresno clubs)
  • Taft College Foundation
  • Valley Achievement Center
  • Valley Animal Center
  • Valley Public Radio
  • Water Association of Kern County
  • Women's and Girls' Fund
  • Youth Connection

Legal Industry Associations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • American Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • California Women Lawyers
  • Central California Bankruptcy Association
  • Estate Planning Council of Bakersfield
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Fresno County Bar Association
  • Greater Bakersfield Legal Association
  • Kern County Bar Association
  • Kern County Bar Association Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Section
  • Kern County Bar Association Foundation
  • Kern County Bar Women Lawyers Section
  • Kern County Bar Young Lawyers Section
  • Kern County Paralegal Association
  • National Notary Association
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • State Bar of California
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office