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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 

  • Ron S Bamieh

    I endorse this lawyer. I have Bill for approximately 12 years over that time have been impressed with both his legal knowledge and more importantly his intergrity. I highly recommend Mr. Winfield.


    Ron Bamieh Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Louis Jay Esbin

    As an opposing counsel in a rather complicated series of related chapter 11 cases, one being that of an individual and the other a corporation, Bill Winfield was a worthy adversary. Notwithstanding the positions taken between clients he was always civil and professional. As a follow certified specialist he stands for the distinction between those who are and those who are not. I would endorse Bill as counsel.


    Louis Esbin Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

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

See all Legal Cases 

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