WILLIAM J. WATERS, ESQ., born in California, 1957; Admitted to: California State Bar, U.S. Claims Court and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1982; U.S. Tax Court and U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1988. Education: College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois (Associate in Applied Science Degree in Police Science, "With Honors," (1977); California State University - Long Beach, Long Beach, California (Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice - Administration, "With Distinction," 1979); Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California (Juris Doctor Degree, "SCALE" Program, 1981). Phi Theta Kappa; Phi Alpha Delta. Employment Highlights: President of the Law Offices of William J. Waters, A Professional Corporation, July, 1997 to Present; Senior Partner, Law Offices of Dougherty & Waters, 1995-1997; Senior Contract Administrator, Corporate Secretary and General Counsel, Lear Astronics Corp., 1984-1988; Held a U.S. "Secret" level security clearance continuously from 1982-1994. Edited and re-wrote portions of the "Torts Branch Monograph," a published handbook on Government Employee Tort Liability used by all Assistant U.S. Attorneys, while working for the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Torts Branch, Washington, D.C., 1981; Author, "Wills & Trusts: For the Protection of Your Family", Ventura County Family Style Magazine, February/March, 1998. Lead Trial Attorney, Appeal of Lear Astronics Corporation, (1993) ASBCA No. 37,228, 9302 BCA 25,892, government contract litigation versus the U.S. Department of the Navy, Naval Air Systems Command, Washington, D.C., resulting in an award of over $1 million to Lear Astronics Corporation on the HARM Missile program. Trial co-counsel in a 6-month construction defect jury trial, 1995. Member: State Bar of California; Federal Bar Association; National Contract Management Association. Practice Emphasis: Currently solely BANKRUPTCY cases under Chapters 7 & 13 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. Previously, the firm provided full-service representation in the areas of: Civil Litigation, Corporate Law (including Incorporations), Business Transactions and Litigation, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Construction Defect Litigation, Family Law (including Name Changes, Divorce, Child Custody & Support), Estate Planning and Administration (including Probate, Wills & Trusts), Domestic and International Agreements, including Government Contract Transactions and Dispute Litigation before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA).