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William Reid Cumming

William Reid Cumming

Practice areas:

Bankruptcy & Debt, Litigation, Corporate & Incorporation

About Me

Bill is a native of Southern California. In 1994, he graduated with honors from the University of California Los Angles with a double major in economics and political science. After graduation, he traveled to Japan to teach English and then attended Loyola Law School and graduated in 1998 towards the top of his class. While at law school, he participated in the moot court competition and was involved in several law school organizations.

Prior to forming Cumming & Associates, Bill was a partner at Lewis, Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, which is one of California’s largest law firms. While at the firm, his practice focused on civil litigation with an emphasis in business and commercial litigation, real estate, construction and intellectual property.  He has tried to conclusion both bench and jury trials and has also successfully resolved numerous claims by way of arbitration and mediation.  Bill is also an experienced bankruptcy attorney and his practice focuses on helping individuals and companies with Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcies.

Bill also works with several small to mid-size companies and handles their corporate transactional work. He has the expertise to advise his clients in matters relating to the formation and dissolution of business entities, purchase or sale of on-going businesses, drafting and negotiating general business agreements, corporate governance, joint ventures, commercial leases, real estate matters, employment and consulting agreements, licensing agreements and other business law matters.

He has built a solid reputation as a skilled trial attorney with a winning record and as a knowledgeable expert in business-related transactions. Bill has been recognized on multiple occasions as  a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine, an honor reserved for the top 2.5% of lawyers in Southern California under the age of 40.

Bill enjoys spending time with his wife Julie and their three young children. His interests include playing the guitar, golfing, mountain bike riding, surfing and skiing. Bill is an instrument rated private pilot and likes to run with his Border Collie, Bella.


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 60%
    17 years
  2. Litigation: 30%
    17 years
  3. Corporate & Incorporation: 10%
    17 years

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Kevin Kim

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Kevin Kim Securities Offerings Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Jimmy Nguyen

    Bill and I had the chance to work together on a real estate matter. He is very knowledgeable and had a friendly demeanor. It would be an honor to work alongside him again.

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    Jimmy Nguyen Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Cumming & Associates, APC

3080 Bristol Street
Sixth Floor, Suite 630
Costa Mesa, CA, 92626

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive199908/18/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Attorneys - August 2011OC Metro Magazine2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2007
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2006

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerCumming & Associates, APC2008 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Orange County Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A1999 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
AJA Advisory Services v. ShermanObtained a $3.5 million dollar verdict against one of the defendants and the others filed bankruptcy.
Dionne v. FlanneryAfer a month long jury trial the jury issued a defense verdict.
Yip v. OngPlaintiffs settled with the defendants for a confidential amount.

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
UCLAEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1994

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Orange County Association of RealtorsReal Estate and Bankruptcy2015
Top Ten Things that Real Estate Professionals Need to Know About BankruptcyReal Estate and Bankruptcy2014
Kelly WilliamsTop Ten Questions that Real Estate Professionals Ask About Bankruptcy2010
Sponsored by Abacus Holdings Group, Inc.The Impact of the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act2009