david d. blaine

office: 661.695.5166
fax: 661.695.5866

Bar Admissions

State Bar of California, 1998
State Bar of Texas, 2009


Bachelor of Arts, California Polytechnic
State University, 1991
Juris Doctor, magna cum laude,
University of San Francisco School of
Law, 1997

David D. Blaine

David Blaine combines legal expertise with practical human resources experience. As an employment lawyer, he has counseled hundreds of employers on legal compliance issues, and litigated a broad array of employment cases involving discrimination, wrongful termination, wage and hour, breach of contract and harassment.

Prior to his legal career he worked for a major bank as a manager and corporate trainer. David focuses on risk management and finding creative, business-based solutions to complex employment issues. David is also a dynamic public speaker that presents on California labor and employment matters. He also does extensive seminars, lectures, and in-house trainings, to assist and counsel employers in developing pro-active approaches to address virtually all employment and labor relations matters.

Practice Focus

Employment Law Counseling, Wage and Hour Compliance & Litigation,
Discrimination and Harassment, Managing Federal & State Leaves of Absence,
Wrongful Termination, Workforce Downsizing /Termination Issues

Professional Associations and Leadership

Kern County Bar Association, 1995-present

Professional Seminars

Managing Medical Absences, Worklogic HR, February 2013
Workplace Violence, ASSE Symposium, 2013
Payroll Fundamentals, Lorman Education Services, June 2008
Advanced Issues in Payroll, Lorman Education Services, December 2007
Legal Changes in the Sexual Harassment Arena in California, Lorman Education Services, March 2007

Professional Experience

Belden Blaine Raytis, LLP, 2013-present
Belden Blaine Employer Legal Solutions 2012-present
Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, Cooper, Rosenlieb & Kimball, LLP, 2002-2012
Perkins Coie, LLP, 2001-2002
Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, Cooper, Rosenlieb & Kimball, LLP., 1998-2001
Wells Fargo Bank, HR Generalist, Branch Manager, Corporate Trainer, 1988-1997

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