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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


  1. Chapter 7: 40%
  2. Chapter 11: 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

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  • Theodore Jason Schneider

    I endorse this lawyer. Bill has commanding knowledge and notable experience in bankruptcy law. I strongly recommend him to anyone looking for a bankruptcy attorney.


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  • Elroy Schneider

    I endorse this lawyer. I respect Bill Winfield’s knowledge of bankruptcy law and his dedication to his clients. Bill Winfield has excellent insights on Bankruptcy matters. He is a true asset to the community, to his clients, and to our firm. He is very well respected in our legal community. I give him my highest recommendation.


    Elroy Schneider Business Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Schneiders & Associates

300 East Esplanade Drive.
Suite 1980
Oxnard, CA, 93036


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
Senior PartnerNordman Cormany Hair & Compton LLP1985 - Present
MediatorUnited States Bankrutpcy Court2000 - 2013
ArbitratorFinra Dispute Resolution1999 - 2013
Judge Pro TemporeVentura County Superior Court1996 - 2009
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
www.rstlegal.comCommon Reasons Why A Bankruptcy Petition Might Be Dismissed2016
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
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Brigham Young UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Risk Management AssociationBig 10 Cases of Interest to Bankers2016
Legal Environment of BusinessBankruptcy Basics2016
Collection Law Tips and StrategiesCollection Law2013
Bankrutpcy Tax IssuesTax Consequences of Liquidation1997