William Winfield

William E. Winfield

Practice Area:Commercial litigation, bankruptcy and creditor’s rights

An Oxnard native, William Winfield is a recognized community leader and superior attorney practicing in commercial litigation, bankruptcy and creditor’s rights. He was designated a California Super Lawyer in the field of bankruptcy. He is an author and frequent speaker on creditor-debtor issues. He is a mediator for the United States Bankruptcy Court. He has served as a Judge Pro Tem and Arbitrator for the Ventura County Superior Court and an Arbitrator for FINRA. He is board certified in business bankruptcy by the American Board of Certification and has successfully represented hundreds of creditors, debtors, trustees, and committees in bankruptcy and litigation cases.


  • Board Certified American
  • Board of Certification ( www.abcop.org)
  • California Bankruptcy Forum
  • Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum
  • The Commercial Law League of America
  • American Bankruptcy Institute ( www.abiworld.org)
  • State Bar of California
  • Ventura County Bar Association


  • Brigham Young University, 1982
  • University of Utah, J.D. 1985
  • Utah Law Review (1984-1985)
  • Journal of Contemporary Law (1983-1984)


  • United States District Court, Central, Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of California
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
  • NASD Dispute Resolution


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

Community Involvement

  • Director, Oxnard Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Director, Ventura Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Chairman, Political Action Committee of Ventura Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Chairman of Goodwill Industries
  • Past Chairman, Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Ventura and Santa Clara Counties
  • Baseball and Soccer coach. Basketball Referee. Announcer for Track and Field and professional soccer events.
  • Boy Scouts of America, Scoutmaster, Council Advancement Chair
  • Past Chair – Bankruptcy Section of Ventura County Bar Association