T. Scott Belden

T. Scott Belden
Professional Title
Founding Partner
Firm / Company Name
Belden Blaine Raytis, LLP
Firm / Company Description

T. Scott Belden is a founding member Ā and Managing Partner of Belden Blaine Raytis, LLP. Scott was previously managing partner at the Bakersfield law firm of Klein DeNatale Goldner, having worked there for over 17 years. Scott's practice encompasses all aspects of business and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on management-side employment litigation. Scott's litigation experience has included management, resolution, and trial of complex business, employment, oil and gas, agricultural, partnership, and environmental disputes in states and federal courts throughout California.
Bar Admissions
State Bar of California, 1996 U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1997
All California Federal District Courts, 1996 and 1997
Education
Bachelor of Science, cum laude,
University of Alabama, 1993
Juris Doctor, with distinction, University
of the Pacific, McGeorge School of
Law, 1996
Master of Business Administration
(Accounting and Finance), Regis
University, 2005
Practice Focus
Employment (Management) Litigation, Business Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Business Reorganizations, and Creditor Rights
Professional Associations and Leadership

Kern County Bar Association, 1996-present
Society of Human Resource Professionals, 2019-present
Federal Bar Association, 2007-2017
Board of Directors, 2012-2015
Central California Bankruptcy Association, 1996-2017
President, 2005-2006
Professor, California Pacific School of Law; Constitutional Law, Civil Procedure 2000-2002
Professor, Kern County College of Law: Remedies, Employment Law, 2019-present
Lawyer Representative, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judicial Conference, 2010-2013

Reported Cases
Parker v. Community First Bank (In re Bakersfield Westar, Inc.) 123 F. 3d 1243Ā (9th Cir. 1997)
Parker v. United States of America, 226 B.R. 227 (9th Cir. BAP 1998)
Seed Services, Inc. v. Winsor Grain, Inc., 868 F.Supp.2d 998 (E.D. Cal. 2012)
Professional Experience
Belden Blaine Raytis, LLP, 2013-present
Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, Cooper, Rosenlieb & Kimball, LLP, 1996-2013
Judge Advocate General, California State Military Reserve, Col, 2005-present
Commander, Legal Support Command, Staff Judge Advocate, California State Guard, 2019-present
U.S. Air Force, Active Duty 1982-1992; Reserves 1992-1996; Office of SpecialĀ Investigations 1988-1996

Address
5016 California Ave #3
City
Bakersfield
State
CaliforniaĀ 
ZIP Code
93309
Phone
661-864-7827
Fax
661-326-0418
Website URL
https://www.beldenblaine.com/staff/t-scott-belden/

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