William Cumming

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Costa Mesa, CA

Cumming & Associates, APLC
 | 3080 Bristol Street, Sixth Floor, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: 714-432-6494
Fax: 714-202-3162
Selected To Rising Stars: 2006 - 2007
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Business/Corporate (30%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%),
  • Bankruptcy: Consumer (10%)
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Attorney Profile

Bill attended college at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he double-majored in economics and political science. After college, he took some time off and traveled to Japan to teach English. He then attended Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and graduated in 1998.

Before starting Cumming & Associates in 2008, Bill was a partner at a national law firm where the focus of his practice was complex litigation matters in such areas as business disputes, real estate, intellectual property, and employment law. He also had a busy corporate transactional practice.

Shortly after Bill started the firm, the economy took a big hit and the number of bankruptcies started to rise. Bill saw this as an opportunity to expand the firm’s practice and help others in a difficult time. Since 2008, Bill has represented hundreds of clients who filed bankruptcy and his practice also includes bankruptcy litigation and representing creditors.

Within the legal community, Bill has built a solid reputation as a skilled trial attorney with a winning track record of defending clients and obtaining seven-figure verdicts. He has tried several cases to verdict and has resolved countless cases through the mediation process. Bill also has a solid reputation as a knowledgeable and savvy transactional corporate attorney who represents clients in a wide range of corporate matters ranging from forming companies to complex business transactions.

Super Lawyers Magazine has recognized Bill as a Rising Star on multiple occasions, and OC Metro magazine named him one of Orange County’s top attorneys.

Bill also speaks regularly to different organizations on the topics of litigation, real estate, and bankruptcy. He has also been an adjunct professor of law at Trinity Law School.

Bill has been married for over 20 years to his wife Julie and they have three children. He enjoys riding mountain bikes, surfing, flying airplanes, and playing the guitar.

Bill is a member of the American Bar Association, the Orange County Bar Association, the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, and the Orange County chapter of the Federal Bar Association, among his other professional affiliations.

 
Practice Areas
  • 50%Business Litigation
  • 30%Business/Corporate
  • 10%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 10%Bankruptcy
Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Business Organizations, Estate Planning, Bankruptcy Law

Selections

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Rising Stars: 2006 - 2007

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About William Cumming

Admitted: 1999, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.cummingandassociateslaw.com/About/William-Cummin...

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Pilot's License, 2020
  • Real Estate Brokers License, 2020

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Frequent Lecturer at different organizations regarding real estate and bankruptcy issues., 2020
  • Federal Bar Association, Orange County Chapter, 2020
  • American Bar Association, 2020
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member, 2020
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers, 2020
  • Adjunct Law Professor, Trinity Law School, 2020
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, 2020
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, 2020
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, 2020
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, 2020
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2020

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Overseas Missionary Fellowship, English Trainer
  • Adjunct Law Professor, Trinity Law School

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Represented an employer who hired two people as independent contractors.  A lawsuit was filed alleging misclassification of their employment status, PAGA violations, and other various employment claims.  The parties reached a confidential settlement before trial. , 2020
  • Represented the plaintiff real to a real property dispute relating to who was the correct owner. The parties settled shortly before trial for a confidential amount. , 2018
  • Bill Cumming was retained to represent a defendant in a lawsuit filed in the Orange County Superior Court relating to whether the defendant improperly obtained money from another business while he was employed by the plaintiff who was his prior employer.  The plaintiff was demanding $200,000 in damages. A letter was sent to the plaintiff's counsel explaining the weakness of the case.  The parties settled for a nominal amount and avoided the time and expense of litigation.  , 2020
  • Represented an individual as a defendant who was sued for breach of contract relating to the purchase and sale of a business.  The client was the defendant.  We argued the contract at issue was not between the plaintiff and the individual defendant, but rather the plaintiff and the corporate defendant. We file a motion for summary judgment and it was granted it is entirety. , 2019
  • Bill Cumming was retained to represent the plaintiff in two separate lawsuits relating to a derivative action and a dissolution action.  The two cases were consolidated. The case related to a business dispute between two parties and whether the defendant improperly started a new company to compete with an existing company the parties owned together.  Shortly before trial, the parties reached a confidential settlement after a 15 hour mediation.   , 2018
  • Bill Cumming was retained to represent defendant Juny Campos in a case entitled Aracelia Aguilar-Garcia v. Juny Camps filed in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Riverside.  The case related to whether the plaintiff was entitled to have an ownership interest in a house located in Riverside County.  After a 14 day bench trial, the court issued a defense verdict and awarded the defendant approximately $80,000 in attorney's fees and costs. , 2018
  • Bill Cumming represented plaintiff Cynthia Daniel in an adversary action filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court Central District of California entitled Cynthia Daniel v. Jose Del Valle, Adversary Case No. 6:10-ap-01361-MJ.  After a 10-day bench trial, the court issued a memorandum of decision holding that defendant Jose Del Valle engaged in fraudulent conduct relating to a real estate Ponzi scheme, and a judgment was entered against Jose Del Valle for $1,136,321., 2017

Transactions:

  • Represented the seller in the sale of a limousine business for $4 million dollars. , 2020
  • Represented several clients in the creation of corporations and limited liability companies. , 2020
  • Represented the buyer in a purchase of a manufacturing company for $125,000., 2020
  • Represent the seller in a pending sale of his insurance business for $2.8 million. , 2020
  • Represented two partners in a joint venture agreement to purchase three assisted living companies and real properties that operated each company. , 2019
  • Represented several clients in the creation of corporations and limited liability companies. , 2019
  • Represented the seller in a sale of a limousine business and the purchase price was $7.5 million., 2018
  • Represented several clients in the creation of corporations and limited liability companies. , 2018

Educational Background:

  • Loyola Law School, 1998
  • The University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Double major in Economics and Political Science, 1994

Industry Groups

  • Business Communities
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Office Location for William Cumming

3080 Bristol Street, Sixth Floor
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Phone: 714-432-6494

Fax: 714-202-3162

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Last Updated: 4/28/2020

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