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.
Licensed since 2005
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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
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Attorney Volunteer Recognition Award||Kern County Bar Association||2006|
|Golden Key National Honor Society||Golden Key International Honour Society||2002|
|Attorney||Belden Blaine, LLP||2015 - Present|
|Partner||Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, Cooper, Rosenlieb & Kimball, LLP||2005 - 2015|
|Summer Associate||Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, Cooper, Rosenlieb & Kimball, LLP||2004 - 2004|
|Research Assistant to Professor Thomas Gallanis||Washington & Lee University School of Law||2003 - 2003|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Boy Scouts of America||Pack 400 Parent Committee Chair||2015 - Present|
|Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance||Board of Directors||2012 - Present|
|Res Ipsa Loquitur Editorial Board||Board Member||2008 - 2012|
|Young Lawyers Section - Kern County Bar Association||Board Member||2007 - 2010|
|American Bankruptcy Institute||Member||2006 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||2005 - Present|
|Kern County Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Central California Bankruptcy Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|American Constitution Society||Member||2003 - Present|
|Virginia Capital Case Clearinghouse||Executive Editor||2003 - 2005|
|American Bar Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|Environmental Law Digest||Editor-in-Chief||2002 - 2005|
|Phi Alpha Delta||Member||2001 - Present|
|KDG Legal Alert||Disaster Planning||2006|
|Capital Defense Journal||Prejudiced By the Presence of God: Keeping Religious Material Out of Death Penalty Deliberations, 16 CAP. DEF. J. 337||2004|
|Washington & Lee University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|University of Washington||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2002|
|Private Training||Federal Litigation Series||2015|
|Private Training||Bits, Bytes, and Potential Pitfalls: What All Lawyers Need to Know About Electronically Stored Information||2007|
|Private Training||Bankruptcy Basics for the Real Estate Professional||2006|