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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

Licensed

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

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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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.

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    Thomas Belden Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
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  • Ryan Daniel Bright

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    Ryan Bright Car Accidents Attorney
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Contact info

Belden Blaine, LLP

5100 California Ave
Suite 101
Bakersfield, CA, 93309

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive201501/10/2016
CAActive200511/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
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
Associations
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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Education
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