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Thomas Scott Belden

Thomas Scott Belden

Practice areas:

Bankruptcy & Debt, Commercial, Business

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About Me

I graduated cum laude from University of Alabama and obtained my masters in accounting and finance at Regis University. I attended McGeorge School of Law and graduated with distinction. I practice in the areas of bankruptcy, including bankruptcy reorganizations, bankruptcy trustee representation, chapter 7, chapter 11, debtor and creditor rights, and workouts, as well as business and commercial litigation.


 


I strive to be cost-effective and proactive in every engagement.  I recognize that clients rarely welcome litigation costs and work to keep them as predictable as possible.  In short, I want the client to see the value of the work performed in every bill received.  

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 40%
    19 years, 465 cases
  2. Business: 30%
    19 years, 65 cases
  3. Commercial: 30%
    19 years, 50 cases

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Timothy Gordon Scanlon

    I endorse this lawyer. Scott demonstrates consistent attention to detail and a relentless desire to reach his client's objectives through hard work and thoughtful analysis.

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    Timothy Scanlon Construction & Development Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Joshua David Meier

    Scott is an excellent attorney. He has a great knowledge of the law and also has a very practical and common-sense approach to handling matters - the ideal combination! Scott also has a very warm and fun personality. I highly recommend Scott to anyone who has a litigation or bankruptcy matter.

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    Joshua Meier Trusts Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Belden Blaine, LLP

5100 California Avenue
Suite 101
Bakersfield, CA, 93309

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive199605/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyBelden Blaine, LLP2013 - Present
Judge Advocate GeneralCalifornia State Military Reserve, CPT2005 - Present
AttorneyKlein, DeNatale, Goldner, Cooper, Rosenlieb & Kimball, LLP1996 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Federal Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2012 - Present
Fresno County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
National Association of Bankruptcy TrusteesMember2005 - Present
Central California Bankruptcy AssociationPresident2005 - 2006
California Pacific School of Law; Constitutional Law, Civil ProcedureProfessor2000 - 2002
Garces Memorial High School Mock Trial Championship TeamAttorney Coach2000 - 2009
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember1998 - Present
Central California Bankruptcy AssociationMember1996 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaPresident1996 - Present
Kern County Bar AssociationPresident1996 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Kern County Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
In re Gail MooreConfirmed Chapter 11 Plan
Seed Services v. Winsor GrainSettled.
Superior Pipelines v. LehmanSettled following heavily contested litigation

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
CEB Action GuideObtaining and Defending Sanctions in Federal Court1997

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Regis UniversityAccounting & FinanceMaster of Business Administration2005
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of AlabamaN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1993

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
9th Circuit Chief Bankruptcy Judges and Clerks ConferenceEthical Issues in Chapter 112012
Central California Bankruptcy InstituteEthical Issues with Electronic Devices2011