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William Earl Winfield

William Earl Winfield

Practice areas:

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy & Debt, Banking, Business, Real Estate

About Me

Mr. Winfield practices in the areas of general business law, civil litigation, real property, landlord/tenant, securities, oil and gas, bankruptcy and creditor/debtor rights. He is board certified in Business Bankruptcy by the American Board of Certification.

Mr. Winfield has served as a Visiting Deputy District Attorney for the County of Ventura. In addition, he is an arbitrator for the National Association of Securities Dealers and the Ventura County Superior Court, where he has also served as a visiting judge.

Mr. Winfield is the author of "Rejection of Non-Residential Leases of Real Property in Bankruptcy: What Happens to the Mortgagees' Security Interest" published in the April 1990 Pepperdine Law Review.

Mr. Winfield has been admitted to the United States District Court, Central, Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of California, the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. 


Languages Spoken: English, Dutch

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1985

  1. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 40%
  2. Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: 20%
  3. Real Estate: 10%
  4. Business: 10%
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



Hourly ($350-395/hour), Fixed (Always), Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Eric William Burkhardt

    I have known Bill for many years and have worked with him on many matters. He is an ethical and fair attorney who resolves issues for the best interests of his client. I endorse and regularly refer clients to this lawyer.


    Eric Burkhardt Residential Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Ramon Luis Guizar

    I endorse this lawyer. Bill is very good and can handle any and all bankruptcy and debt matters -- from small matters for individuals to complex and substantial business matters. I refer my clients to Bill to handle such matters.


    Ramon Guizar Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Lowthorp, Richards, et. al.

300 East Esplanade Drive.
Suite. 850
Oxnard, CA, 93036




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Specialist in Business BankruptcyAmerican Board of Certification1997
Law ReviewUniversity of Utah College of Law1984

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLowthorp, Richards, McMillin, Miller & Templeman2013 - Present
MediatorUnited States Bankrutpcy Court2000 - 2013
ArbitratorFinra Dispute Resolution1999 - 2013
Judge Pro TemporeVentura County Superior Court1996 - 2009
Senior PartnerNordman Cormany Hair & Compton LLP1985 - Present
Judicial ExternUnited States Bankruptcy Court ( D. Utah )1984 - 2013
InterUnited States Senate Committee on Bankin1981 - 2013


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Los Angeles Bankruptcy ForumMember1996 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember1994 - Present
Ventura County Bar AssociationPast President1993 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Keeline Wilcox IncConfirmed Plan
Golden Coast Nursery LLCObtained full payment for clients
Individual Chapter 7 casesPassed means test and obtained discharges of unsecured debt

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Publication NameTitleDate
Santa Barbara News PressTen Things Homeowners Need to Know About Bankruptcy2010
Ventura County StarLien Stripping A Tool to Protect Real Estate2009
Pepperdine Law ReviewRejection of Nonresidential Leases of Real Property in Bankrutpcy: What Happens to the Mortgagee's Security Interest1990


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Southern CaliforniaN/AAdvanced Legal Education in Business Reorganization1989
Univ of Utah COLLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Brigham Young UnivPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1982

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Collection Law Tips and StrategiesCollection Law2013
Bankrutpcy Tax IssuesTax Consequences of Liquidation1997