BeldenBlaine is not your typical law firm -.

Partners Scott Belden, David Blaine and Katy Raytis are client-oriented professionals committed to providing business owners and management with legal services that exceed their expectations in three core areas: cost, efficiency, and results. We don’t look at our clients as “billing opportunities.” We look at legal engagements from your perspective – blending innovation, technology, cost-control and expertise. BeldenBlaine is your legal partner on the matters you entrust to us, and we value that trust in everything we do.


Professional experience.

BeldenBlaine attorneys have a combined 53 years of experience focused almost exclusively on assisting management and business owners in employment, business, and commercial issues throughout California. 

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Reducing costs.

We continually look for ways to reduce the cost of an engagement and regularly utilize flat fee, hybrid, and discount rates to reduce the cost of hourly billing engagements wherever possible. To reduce client cost we utilize associates and paralegals when appropriate, but the partner you hire will be actively involved in your engagement from start to finish- you will not be "delegated" to someone else.  Our success comes from satisfied clients who receive premier representation for the fees they have paid.

Best-in-Class Service

Our Service Pledge

Your legal matters are as important to us as they are to you and successful results require regular, open communication. We promise to each of our clients that we will:
  • Return your calls and emails as soon as possible
  • Regularly update you on the status of your legal matter
  • Consult with you on key strategic decisions
  • Discuss unanticipated fees with you prior to incurring them


Seamless accessibility.

We use the latest technology to improve our case management and client communication, including: integrated electronic document management, 24/7 accessibility by email, cell phone, and text, and cloud based information exchange.

Case Management

Keeping you in the loop.

We encourage clients' active involvement in their cases and we update clients on major case developments immediately.  We will prepare an initial case strategy (along with cost projections) and you will be consulted before any major changes.  No more surprises on your monthly bills!


Outstanding results.

BeldenBlaine attorneys have obtained outstanding trial and settlement results for clients because we do not just “go through the motions.” We never forget that it is favorable results that matter most to our clients.

Human Resources Consulting and Employment Law Counseling

Our flat rate HR Consulting package includes access to our team of Employment law attorneys and HR Professionals specializing in providing legal counsel consulting and training on all aspects and phases of the employment relationship. From hiring to termination, our team provides clients with timely, accurate advice on employment law and human resource issues you may be experiencing in your business today.

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April 19th, 2018 | Main

David Blaine’s Friday Musing…

Should employers care? Last week, two of my clients got sued by former employees who they trusted and treated like family.  Both employers had helped these employees through rough times, lent (or gave) them money when they needed it, and helped ...

Kaleb L. Judy
April 17th, 2018 | Main

BeldenBlaine News

BBR partner Kaleb Judy obtained the dismissal of a harassment and discrimination lawsuit against his Bakersfield-based client after a devastating deposition of the claimant showed numerous inconsistencies and misrepresentations about the case.   ...

April 13th, 2018 | Main

David Blaine’s Friday Musing…

I told you so!!! On January 18th, I posted a satirical article about robots demanding workplace “rights.”  Still, I was shocked to see this headline on this week:  “Experts warn Europe: Don't grant robots rights.” The article ...

Todd Egland
April 10th, 2018 | Main

BeldenBlaine News

BBR partner Todd Egland attained a rare decision granting his Kern County client summary adjudication of contract and other claims against the client’s former CEO. The decision in essence gutted the former’s CEO’s claims in the long standing ...

April 6th, 2018 | Main

David Blaine’s Friday Musing…

Thoughtful perspective on gun control! The raging gun debate is marked by extreme positions on both sides. However, this story from a young woman was so practical and thoughtful I just had to share it. I think it originally appeared in Field ...