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

October 18th, 2019 | Main

Hot Stuff

I recently read that scientists in Germany have created small zeolite pellets that can store up to four times more heat than water, loss-free, for “lengthy periods of time.” Interesting, but there’s a much cheaper material that does ...

September 25th, 2019 | Main

Hell Bent

According to its website, Hell, Michigan is “surrounded by 400 acres of beautiful campgrounds, biking and hiking trails, a chain of lakes and channels, recreational areas for picnics, and so much more.” That’s not the description I heard ...

September 6th, 2019 | Main

Time to Evacuate

I don’t like how big storms are named.  “Edna Set to Arrive in Charleston on Saturday” sounds like a visit from a kindly old aunt. Old aunts can be scary, but storms are worse. They need to have names that encourage the public to take them ...

August 16th, 2019 | Main

Temperatures Rising

One huge advantage of living in Bakersfield is that we don’t have to fear global warming.  The way I see it, we’re about 30 degrees (or approximately four million years) ahead of most of the world when it comes to heat-pain ...

July 12th, 2019 | Main

Trust Me, What Could Go Wrong?

I like to say, you just can’t make this stuff up. Two weeks ago, police in Oklahoma made a traffic stop of a stolen vehicle and found an open container of Kentucky Deluxe whiskey, a live rattlesnake, a gun and a canister of radioactive ...