William E. Winfield

Top rated Bankruptcy attorney in Ventura, California

Nelson Comis Kettle & Kinney, LLP
William E. Winfield
Nelson Comis Kettle & Kinney, LLP

Practice Areas: Bankruptcy, Real Estate; view more

Licensed in California since: 1985

Education: University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

Languages Spoken: Dutch, English

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007, 2009, 2020 - 2024

Nelson Comis Kettle & Kinney, LLP

5811 Olivas Park Dr
Suite 202
Ventura, CA 93003 Visit website


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

Bankruptcy: Business, Bankruptcy: Consumer, Real Estate: Business, Business/Corporate

Focus areas

Bankruptcy Law

  • 40% Bankruptcy: Business
  • 30% Bankruptcy: Consumer
  • 20% Real Estate: Business
  • 10% Business/Corporate

First Admitted: 1985, California

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

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
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
  • Ventura County Bar Association Pro Bono Award
  • California Super Lawyer
  • Boy Scouts of America, Silver Beaver Award
Educational Background:
  • Brigham Young University, 1982
  • University of Utah, J.D. 1985, Honors: Utah Law Review, Journal of Contemporary Law, 1985
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Board Certified - Business Bankurptcy Law - American Board of Certification
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
Industry Groups:
  • Banking
  • Manufacturing
  • Oil And Gas

Office location for William E. Winfield

5811 Olivas Park Dr
Suite 202
Ventura, CA 93003

Phone: 805-604-4100


7 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007, 2009, 2020 - 2024

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