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(Click on picture to enlarge).  The Law Offices of William J. Waters, A Professional Corporation, is located in Simi Valley, California, and is currently specializing in BANKRUPTCY LAW.  We are your local source for representation in all Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies.  In practice in California since 1982.  Located in Simi Valley since 1993.  32+-years experience in general practice law as well as consumer bankruptcies and the area of Government/Defense contract administration and litigation.

Currently focusing exclusively on consumer Chapter 7 & 13 Bankruptcy.

In addition to the practice of law over the past 32+ years, Bill Waters is currently Owner/Driver of the #0 S2 stock car competing in the SPEARS SRL S2 Tour Series at various asphalt short-tracks all across the Southwest, finishing 3rd in points for the 2014 Championship.  Previously competed with the S2 car in the NASCAR Whelen All-American series on the 1/2 mile oval track at the Toyota Speedway at Irwindale, in Irwindale, California, and the 3/8 mile track at The Bullring at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nevada, finishing 3rd in points in the 2014 SRL S2 Championship.  Also involved in SCCA Sports Car racing since 1981, with 2nd Place in points for F-Production in the 1990 SCCA CalClub Regional Championship


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Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 95%
    22 years, 300 cases
  2. Family: 2%
    34 years
  3. Government Contracts: 1%
    34 years
  4. Business: 1%
    34 years
  5. Probate: 1%
    34 years



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Cash, Check

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Contact info

Law Offices of William J. Waters, A Professional Corporation

1445 East Los Angeles Avenue Suite 303
Simi Valley, CA, 93065-7818


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Contributor AwardAvvo2013
Top Contributor AwardAvvo2012
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2012
Hall of Fame Member (A+ Rating)Better Business Bureau2012
Featured Attorney - BankruptcyAvvo2012
DECAF Elite 100Debt Education and Certification Foundation2011
Hall of Fame Member (A+ Rating)Better Business Bureau2011
Hall of Fame Member (A+ Rating)Better Business Bureau2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
President/AttorneyLaw Offices of William J. Waters, A Professional Corporation1997 - Present
Senior PartnerLaw Offices of Doughterty & Waters1995 - 1997
AttorneyLaw Offices of William J. Waters1991 - 1995
Senior AssociateAnderson, Krehbiel, McCreary & Bryan1990 - 1991
Senior AssociatePelletier, Supancic & James1988 - 1990
General Counsel, Corp. Secretary, Sr. Contract AdministratorLear Astronics Corp.1984 - 1988
Division Counsel, Contracts ManagerCalifornia Microwave, Inc., Government Electronics Division1982 - 1984
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
National Contract Management AssociationMemberN/A
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Arbitration AssociationMemberN/A
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Better Business Bureau of the Tri-CountiesMember (A+ Rating)N/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Appeal of Lear Astronics Corp.Award of over $1 million in damages
Construction Defect Litigation$1 million settlement for Plaintiffs
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Publication nameTitleDate
Ventura County Family Style Magazine“Wills & Trusts: For the Protection of Your Family",1998
Torts Branch Monograph (published by U.S. Dept. of Justice, Civil Division, Torts Branch)Edited and re-wrote portions of Torts Branch Monograph re: Government Employee Tort Liability1981
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawLawJ.D. - Juris Doctorate1981
California State University, Long BeachCriminal Justice - AdministrationOther - Bachelors1979
College of DuPagePolice ScienceOther - Bachelors1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The 1988 Procurement Integrity Rules - What they are. What they mean. How to live with them.The 1988 Procurement Integrity Rules (Public Law 100-679)1989