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Belden Blaine Raytis is not your typical law firm

Partners Scott Belden, David Blaine, Katy Raytis and Dan 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. Belden Blaine Raytis is your legal partner on the matters you entrust to us, and we value that trust in everything we do.


Professional experience.

Belden Blaine Raytis, LLP 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.

BBR 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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October 15th, 2021 | Main

New Addition to the Firm!

Belden Blaine Raytis, LLP is proud to announce that Misty Franklin has joined the firm as a litigation associate.  Misty is a long time Bakersfield resident and recent graduate, with honors, from the Kern County College of Law.  Misty will be ...

June 17th, 2021 | Main

Masking Guidelines for Workplaces Under the New Rules

Vaccinated employees are not required to wear masks while indoors, except for the places where California still requires masks to be worn by all people Unvaccinated employees must still wear face masks in indoor settings Face masks are not ...

April 22nd, 2021 | Main

New Addition to the Firm!

Belden Blaine Raytis, LLP is excited to announce the addition of James Harvey as a partner in the firm. A Bakersfield native, James brings to BBR 11 years of experience in all areas of business and commercial litigation in state and federal courts, ...

March 24th, 2021 | Main


On March 19, 2021, Newsom signed new legislation restructuring California Paid Sick Leave obligations for Covid-related reasons.  This is a NEW sick leave obligation and is in addition to the employer obligations under the newly enacted American ...

February 17th, 2021 | Main

We’re Hiring!

Belden Blaine Raytis, LLP is looking for a 1-5 year associate excited to work at a law firm that’s breaking the mold. Belden Blaine Raytis, LLP is not your typical law firm. We believe in work/life balance, which is why our open-ended bonus ...