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

Expertise

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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Cost

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

Technology

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!

Results

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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News/blog

June 21st, 2019 | Main

Hairy Situation

I washed my hair with conditioner again.  Not on purpose, but when the shower has twelve bottles and one is shampoo the odds are not in my favor.  I’m not sure why hair product companies use such small type. I don’t wear cheaters in ...

June 13th, 2019 | Main

Feel the Pain

My son has to get his wisdom teeth out so I immediately started worrying about the inevitable pain killers the doctor will prescribe for him after the surgery.  I follow the news and all of the horror stories about the “opioid crisis” and ...

T. Scott Belden
June 10th, 2019 | Main

Supreme Court Holds that State Wage and Hour Laws are Not Applicable to Off-Shore Workers

Today, the United States Supreme Court held that Federal laws controlled over California wage and hour statutes and regulations for workers employed off the California coast.  Reversing a decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the ...

May 31st, 2019 | Main

Virginia Hall

I don’t normally recommend novels, but I read one this last weekend that I have to share.  The book is called “A Woman of No Importance” by Sonia Purnell. It’s the true story of Virginia Hall, an American spy in France during World War ...

May 10th, 2019 | Main

Ode to the Exceptions

I love old sayings and adages, but they never account for exceptions which are always more interesting to me. Here are some of my favorites: Ignorance is bliss – unless you’re taking your driver’s test. Why do today what you can put off ...