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I have 10 years of broad-based litigation experience in complex business, environmental, trust and estates, and bankruptcy matters. I also help local businesses with environmental regulatory issues before state and federal agencies. At Belden Blaine, I am expanding my practice to include employment litigation on behalf of employers. I am BV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.


I obtained my law degree in 2005 from Washington & Lee University School of Law where I was the editor-in-chief of the Environmental Law Digest and executive editor of the Capital Defense Journal. I have a B.A. degree in political science with a minor in communications from the University of Washington (Go Huskies!) with dean’s list honors.


Before my legal career, I spent five years as a technical designer for the Boeing Company in Everett, Washington, where I was involved in the design of the electrical system for the 747-400 passenger jet and I had the honor of being part of the team responsible for designing the improved cockpit safety door for all models of Boeing commercial jets. 


I have been a member of the California state bar since 2005, the Washington state bar since 2015, and I am admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in California.


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Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 50%
    10 years
  2. Litigation: 50%
    10 years



Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

7 total 

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  • Thomas Scott Belden

    I worked directly with Todd for over seven years in a variety of litigation and bankruptcy matters. Todd deftly moved from state court to federal court to bankruptcy court, many times in the same day. He is an outstanding attorney that I wholeheartedly endorse.


    Thomas Belden Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

  • Ryan Daniel Bright

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Ryan Bright Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Belden Blaine, LLP

5100 California Ave
Suite 101
Bakersfield, CA, 93309


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Attorney Volunteer Recognition AwardKern County Bar Association2006
Golden Key National Honor SocietyGolden Key International Honour Society2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyBelden Blaine, LLP2015 - Present
PartnerKlein, DeNatale, Goldner, Cooper, Rosenlieb & Kimball, LLP2005 - 2015
Summer AssociateKlein, DeNatale, Goldner, Cooper, Rosenlieb & Kimball, LLP2004 - 2004
Research Assistant to Professor Thomas GallanisWashington & Lee University School of Law2003 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Boy Scouts of AmericaPack 400 Parent Committee Chair2015 - Present
Greater Bakersfield Legal AssistanceBoard of Directors2012 - Present
Res Ipsa Loquitur Editorial BoardBoard Member2008 - 2012
Young Lawyers Section - Kern County Bar AssociationBoard Member2007 - 2010
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember2006 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2005 - Present
Kern County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Central California Bankruptcy AssociationMember2005 - Present
American Constitution SocietyMember2003 - Present
Virginia Capital Case ClearinghouseExecutive Editor2003 - 2005
American Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Environmental Law DigestEditor-in-Chief2002 - 2005
Phi Alpha DeltaMember2001 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Enforcement of Mechanic's LiensFavorable seven figure settlement
Enforcement of Contract Against Korean Multi-NationalFavorable settlement
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington and Lee University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of WashingtonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Private TrainingFederal Litigation Series2015
Private TrainingBits, Bytes, and Potential Pitfalls: What All Lawyers Need to Know About Electronically Stored Information2007
Private TrainingBankruptcy Basics for the Real Estate Professional2006