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Divina Kay Westerfield

Divina Kay Westerfield

also known as Divina K. Westerfield, JD

 This lawyer has been disciplined by a state licensing authority.

Practice areas:

Real Estate, Securities Offerings, Business, Bankruptcy & Debt

Divina Westerfield

About Me

I've practiced law more than 29 years, with my first two years of practice being in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia working for the largest law firm in the Middle East.  We represented banks, contractors, and assorted other companies. 


 


I returned from Riyadh to Washington, D.C. in 1986 where I worked for the preeminent public affairs firm as a lobbyist, working for embassies, domestic and international companies, and organizations who wanted a bigger presence before Congress.


 


In 1991 I returned to my home state of Indiana where I set up my own practice.  There I established a reputation for being a hard-hitting, take no prisoner kind of litigator.  I had real estate jury trials, bench trials, and many other non-criminal trials, showing up to court  3- 4 days a week, if not more.


 


In 2003, I decided that I wanted to work smarter, and invest in real estate.  I did so in Indiana, Georgia, Louisianna and Florida.  Our company had 32 units and we had just gained zoning approval for a new multi-family 348 unit, when the bottom fell at the market.  During that time I also bought and sold several million dollars worth of mortgage notes. 


 


After the Great Recession, I used my vast knowledge of real estate and mortgage notes to represent companies and homeowners alike.  In addition to my Indiana office, I opened a law firm in Florida.  I also developed a national reputation for teaching other attorneys securitization issues and how to negotiate with the banks.


 


I still invest in real estate and mortgage notes.  And I'm looking to provide legal services that those that need an attorney that understands these issues.

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Languages Spoken: English, Japanese

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1984

  1. Business: 30%
    32 years
  2. Securities Offerings: 30%
    32 years
  3. Real Estate: 30%
    32 years
  4. Bankruptcy & Debt: 10%
    32 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

133 W. Market Street
#305
Indianapolis, IN, 46204

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
INActive In Good Standing198405/03/2015

Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Indefinite suspension
    issued in IN, 2005

    updated

    Suspended indefinitely means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for an as yet unknown period of time. The attorney will need to re-apply for admission to the Bar if he or she intends to resume practice in the future.

Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerWesterfield & Associates1991 - Present
Associate AttorneyCoates & Davenport1988 - 1991
Public Relations ProfessionalBlack Manafort Stone & Kelly1986 - 1987
Associate AttorneyThe Law Firm of Shiekh Salah Al-Hejailan1984 - 1986

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Scotsman GuideMortgage Securitization and Quiet Title2012

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana University School of Law, IndianapolisBusinessJuris Doctorate1983
DePauw UniversityPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1980

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Continuing Legal EducationMortgage Securitization & Quiet Title2012
Noteworthy 2011Mortgage Securitization & Quiet title2011