William E. Winfield

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in Oxnard, CA

Nelson Comis Kettle & Kinney, LLP
 | 300 East Esplanade Drive, Suite 1170, Oxnard, CA 93036
Phone: 805-604-4100
Fax: 805-604-4150
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007, 2009, 2020
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas:
  • Real Estate: Business (20%),
  • Bankruptcy: Business (40%),
  • Bankruptcy: Consumer (40%),
  • Business/Corporate (0%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Dutch
Attorney Profile

A partner at Nelson Comis Kettle & Kinney, LLP, William E. Winfield has a varied practice that includes business and consumer bankruptcy, foreclosures and other real estate matters, and complex commercial litigation. Located in Oxnard, California, he provides representation to clients throughout Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, as well as the northern portion of Los Angeles County. Admitted to practice in California, Mr. Winfield is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Central, Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of California, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Winfield has represented creditors, debtors, creditor committees, and trustees in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. He has also been listed as a mediator by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and he is certified in business bankruptcy by The American Board of Certification. In addition, Mr. Winfield has served as an arbitrator in proceedings involving the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc, and he has represented both creditors and debtors in foreclosure actions. His successful track record and high degree of ethics have earned him an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo.

Mr. Winfield's professional affiliations reflect his practice areas, and they include the California Bankruptcy Forum, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Commercial Law League of America and the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum. He is also a member of the Ventura County Bar Association. A 1982 recipient of a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Brigham Young University, he obtained his legal education at The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, and he was a member of the Utah Law Review before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 1985.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

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Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Real Estate (20%)

Bankruptcy (40%): Bankruptcy Law

Bankruptcy (40%): Bankruptcy Law

Business/Corporate (0%)

Focus Areas

Bankruptcy Law


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Super Lawyers: 2007, 2009, 2020

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About William Winfield

Admitted: 1985, California

Professional Webpage: http://calattys.com/team/william-e-winfield/


  • Ventura County Bar Association Pro Bono Award
  • California Super Lawyer
  • Boy Scouts of America, Silver Beaver Award

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified - Business Bankurptcy Law - American Board of Certification

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Judge Pro Tem and Arbitrator for the Ventura County Superior Court
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Mediator
  • Ventura County Bar Association
  • State Bar of California
  • American Bankruptcy Institute (www.abiworld.org)
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • The Commercial Law League of America
  • Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum
  • California Bankruptcy Forum
  • Board Certified American Board of Certification (www.abcop.org)
  • NASD Dispute Resolution
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Past Chair - Bankruptcy Section , Ventura County Bar Association
  • United States District Court, Central, Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of California

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Arbitrator
  • Boy Scouts of America, Scoutmaster, Council Advancement Chair
  • Baseball and Soccer coach. Basketball Referee. Announcer for Track and Field and professional soccer events
  • Past Director, Ventura Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Chairman, Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Ventura and Santa Clara Counties
  • Past Chairman of Goodwill Industries
  • Past Chairman, Political Action Committee of Ventura Chamber of Commerce
  • Director, Oxnard Chamber of Commerce

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Law Review  Article, Author, Rejection of Nonresidential Leases of Real Property in Bankruptcy: What Happens to the Mortgagee's Security Interest?, 17 Pepperdine Law Review 429, 1990

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • AV Preeminent , 2016
  • Avvo 10.0 Superb, 2016
  • Super Lawyer, 2015

Educational Background:

  • Brigham Young University, 1982
  • University of Utah, J.D. 1985, Honors: Utah Law Review, Journal of Contemporary Law, 1985

Industry Groups

  • Banking
  • Manufacturing
  • Oil And Gas
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Office Location for William E. Winfield

300 East Esplanade Drive, Suite 1170
Oxnard, CA 93036

Phone: 805-604-4100

Fax: 805-604-4150

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Last Updated: 5/23/2019

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