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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September 20th, 2018 | Main

What, me worry?

Someone asked me recently what I worry about.  I said “worrying.”  It’s taken a long time, but I really don’t worry much anymore.  Don’t get me wrong, I still hope bad things don’t happen but when they do I will deal with them as well ...

September 14th, 2018 | Main

Strange Observations/Factoids

Life is strange, but entertaining, if you look closely enough. Examples? The average price of a homeless guy’s mountain bike is $1200. That’s a lot of cans. Harvard accepts 8.9 % of its applicants - Walmart accepts only 2.6%. So if you got ...

September 7th, 2018 | Main

Why is it so Much Easier to Complain than Compliment?

We’ve all hear that old saying that a mad customer will tell ten people about their experience but a happy customer might only tell one. I’m totally guilty of that and I don’t really know why.  So today is a good day for me to pay ...

August 31st, 2018 | Main

Just plain bragging!

For a couple years our attorneys and firm won some “Best Of” awards sponsored by local publications. We didn’t take them too seriously because anyone could vote – multiple times.  We hired a call center in South America to repeatedly vote ...

August 28th, 2018 | Main

Involuntary Time Travel

Have you ever wished you could be younger? Or sneak into the future and see what you’ll be like when you’re older?  I know how.  Catch the stomach flu that I had this week.  For the first two days I was like a newborn.  Everything I ate or ...