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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October 19th, 2018 | Main

I’m Sick of Junk (Part 1)

I just read that there’s a pile of garbage the size of Maryland floating in the ocean. Efforts are underway to clean it up and should be concluded by 2040 (assuming no more junk is added between now and then). Right. I wonder if they analyze the ...

October 12th, 2018 | Main

I’ve done my sentence, but committed no crime (Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”)

False imprisonment occurs when a person “is restricted in their personal movement within any area without justification or consent.” Thousands of times a day people are victims of false imprisonment – when they enter a drive thru! Have you ...

October 5th, 2018 | Main

Where does time go?

I don’t notice I’m aging when I look in the mirror because I see myself every day. What really makes me feel old?  The radio, movies and television.  It seems like yesterday we were rocking the 80s.  Now, the Flock of Seagulls are bald, ...

October 3rd, 2018 | Main

New Partner Joins The Firm

We are very proud to announce that Dan Raytis has joined Belden Blaine Raytis, LLP as a partner. Dan Raytis has come to the firm after more than fifteen years at a distinguished public agency and water law firm and the Kern County Water Agency where ...

September 28th, 2018 | Main

Why did I go to law school?

Everything I needed to know to be a lawyer I actually learned at home and on the playground. I think law schools just changed the names of terms to charge tuition! “Birds of a feather flock together” -- Gang affiliation can be used to ...