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William (Bill) John Wall

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Aliso Viejo, CA

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1999
    Active No misconduct found

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About William (Bill)

Learn William (Bill)’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    I representing corporate debtors, trustees and creditors in bankruptcy reorganization, liquidations and litigation. I am also one of very few bankruptcy attorneys presented how blockchain technology will impact bankruptcy proceedings

    24 years

  2. Lawsuits and disputes
    All types of financial, corporate and real estate litigation, in federal and state court.

    24 years

  3. Business
    My emphasis in business in blockchain technology. I represent companies in the blockchain space to ensure compliance with regulation in this emerging and complicated field.

  4. Entertainment
    Representing performers, artists, and authors in signing contracts necessary to protect them and their work.

  5. Real estate
    I've litigated multiple cases focusing on the sale and lease of real estate and guided purchasers and sellers through the process.

    24 years

As one of the leading insolvency attorneys in the Orange County and southern California legal community, William (Bill) Wall has a long history and proven record of success in achieving unique solutions for distressed entities and their stakeholders. With over a decade of experience in bankruptcy law, Mr. Wall previously practiced with a premier boutique bankruptcy law firm in Orange County and in the bankruptcy department one of the largest law firms servicing California.

Representing individuals and organizations in all phases of the insolvency process, including debtors, creditors, trustees, and assignees for the benefit of creditors, Mr. Wall’s familiarity and success with insolvency related litigation enables clients to obtain the optimal solution for their individual needs. Mr. Wall’s approach treats the client’s situation with sensitivity and respect, which results in the client’s confidence in a highly competent bankruptcy professional.

Past successful representations include defending, through trial and appeals, ten involuntary bankruptcy petitions filed against a residential real estate developer; objecting to a claim based on an alleged breach of purchase option on behalf of a real estate developer limited partnership; litigating lease rejection claims on behalf of landlords and tenants; and prosecuting and defending preference actions and fraudulent transfer actions in bankruptcy and state court.

Mr. Wall is a member the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA), with which he held multiple leadership positions including former Chair and Program Chair of the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section, past president of OCBA Young Lawyers Division, and former member of OCBA Board of Directors. Mr. Wall also participates on the board of the Orange County Bankruptcy Forum where he focuses on planning Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses. Mr. Wall commits to handling several pro bono cases each year and serves on the Career Day Committee for the Orange County Constitutional Rights Foundation.

Mr. Wall has taught several CLE courses including “Bankruptcy Basics for the Riverside Barristers” and “The Preference Actions under CCP 1800 after Sherwood” for a joint meeting of the OCBA Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section and Orange County Bankruptcy Forum.

Mr. Wall received his law degree from the James E. Beasley School of Law at Temple University. Mr. Wall received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy from Santa Clara University and was a member of Santa Clara University men’s rowing team. Mr. Wall also studied philosophy and economics during his junior year at Durham University in Durham, England.


Wall & Son
26895 Aliso Creek Rd. #B-110
Aliso Viejo, CA, 92656

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Posted by Elizabeth | January 17, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Champion! Great Lawyer!
Bill made everything bearable with our very heart-breaking, extraordinarily cruel, BK case. Bill was super knowledgeable and confident in defending my case! He is Super ethical, caring, and COMPETENT! We finally had some victories and saw a light at the end of our never-ending dark tunnel. Thank you Bill for being our champion!
Posted by Stacey | September 15, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent and Approachable Attorney
I worked for years with Bill as a colleague. He is a highly ethical and thoughtful lawyer, who is willing to find the settlement in a case, but also willing to litigate aggressively if and when necessary. He is also extremely personable, and well-liked and respected, which are essential to solid representation in Orange County. I would whole heartedly recommend Bill to anyone looking for honest, well-informed representation.
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Posted by Ryan | March 30, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
A very experienced and knowledgeable attorney
Bill handled my bankruptcy case and his knowledge and expertise were extremely helpful during the entire process. He made a stressful situation easier to handle and it went smoothly. I am very satisfied with his service and highly recommend him.
Posted by Lorran | September 10, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Compassionate and Insightful
I had a quick two page contract where I did not understand the last paragraph. William (Bill) Wall not only confirmed what I thought the contract said, but he was also very quick, efficient, and gave me some insights on a particular wording on the contract that I never thought of! If you have any contract, bankruptcy or consumer protection issues, Bill is your person!
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Posted by Robert Shirey | January 21, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Many thanks to Bill Wall from Robert in Irvine!
Several years ago I found myself in the position to hire an Bankruptcy attorney. Bill took my case, he walked me through the process, prepared my case & got my debt discharged! Many thanks to Bill Wall!
Posted by Ralph | November 18, 2010
A BK lawyer to keep
Bill is a lawyer that you can actually sit down with discuss a situation without feeling threatened. His knowledge of the law, ability to explain alternatives clearly and open supportive personality take the threat of disastrous failure out of the equation. Our situation was complex and convoluted. Bill methodically positioned and supported our claims and, when all was said and done, the debt has been discharged and our asset base has been maintained as originally desired. Should you find yourself in a similar untenable position, there is an alternative. Call Bill Wall.
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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Wall Law Office, APC
  • 2006 - Present
  • Associate
  • Winthrop Couchot
  • 2000 - 2006


  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Santa Clara University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995


  • Orange County Bankruptcy Forum
  • Board Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyer Magazine
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Monthly Meeting
  • Bankruptcy Basics for the Riverside Barristers
  • 2007
  • Orange County Bankruptcy Forum
  • he Preference Actions under CCP 1800 after Sherwood
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (4)
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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Bill is my go to guy when issues of bankruptcy come up in my cases. He always points me in the right direction. If you are having to go through the difficult process of bankruptcy, you couldn't have a better lawyer to get you through it."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bankruptcies are very stressful events for clients. The mill-type handling that often accompanies higher quality bankruptcy representation of individual debtors ignores the emotional needs of these clients. Bill's approach addresses these personal issues very adroitly."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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