Our Professionals

William P. Fennell - Founder | Owner

Attorney William P. Fennell

Mr. Fennell was recently reviewed by his peers and awarded the AV® Preeminent designation by Martindale-Hubbell.

Prior to opening his own firm in 2005, Mr. Fennell was a partner at a mid-sized San Diego firm where he practiced for nine years in bankruptcy and commercial litigation.

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Hala Hammi - Associate

Hala Hammi

Ms. Hammi has joined with Fennell Law as an associate attorney. She is focusing her practice on bankruptcy and commercial litigation, workouts, and corporate transactional matters. She previously worked in a boutique property and civil litigation firm where she focused on transactional matters. She strives to provide excellence for clients through her attention to detail and strong work ethic. Ms. Hammi is excited to begin 2023 with the team of Fennell Law.

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Paralegal - Luralene L. Schultz

Paralegal Luralene L. Schultz

One of the most thorough and efficient paralegals there is, also known as WGP or 'World's Great Paralegal' to many of our clients.

Ms. Schultz is a graduate of the Paralegal Program of the University of San Diego (USD). She has been working in the area of bankruptcy law for over 30 years. During that time, Ms. Schultz has worked as a paralegal in California, Washington, and South Carolina, for attorneys representing trustees, creditors and debtors in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 cases.

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Paralegal - Samantha C. Larimer

Paralegal Samantha C. Larimer

Ms. Larimer began her career in 1992 working with a San Diego law firm in the areas of Chapters 11 and 13 reorganization and Chapter 7 bankruptcy, representing both debtors and creditors. Following that, she joined another San Diego law firm where she assisted attorneys who represented many of the Southern District of California Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Panel Trustees.

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Legal Assistant - Naomi T. Cwalinski

Legal Assistant Naomi T. Cwalinski

Ms. Cwalinski began her legal career in 2006 working for a San Diego Law Firm that specialized in Maritime Law and Civil Litigation.  She then joined Fennell Law as a Legal Assistant in 2013.  In 2016, Ms. Cwalinski took a brief break from her career to focus on her young growing family, and recently returned to continue the pursuit of her career.  With her many years of experience, she brings her knowledge and professionalism to the forefront. At the Law Office of William P. Fennell her primary focus is on the day-to-day operations of the Firm, and assisting with client matters and cases.

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What Our Clients Say

Greg, Fontana CA

I'm an attorney as well so I can safely say that Bill and his team are highly ethical, very knowledgeable in bankruptcy and reorganization matters, creative and reasonably priced. You can use them with confidence.

Greg, Fontana, CA

Carolyn, Escondido CA

Hopefully this process will [now] come to an end. Thank you for your help. Things started to happen after you were involved. Communication was great. Thank You,

Carolyn, Escondido, CA