Top Attorney – Selwyn D. Whitehead

Oakland, CA WW/Press/September 19, 2022 – Selwyn D. Whitehead, Attorney with Law Offices of Selwyn D. Whitehead is recognized and distinguished in The Top Attorneys of North America 2022-2023 edition by The Who’s Who Directories.Selwyn D. Whitehead Attorney

“I do things from the bottom up.” – Selwyn D. Whitehead

The Law Offices of Selwyn D. Whitehead is based in Oakland, CA. The firm practice areas include wealth/debt management, foreclosure, bankruptcy, wills trust and estate, real estate and taxation law. Bay Area attorney Selwyn D. Whitehead is committed to helping clients solve financial issues and reclaim their economic life. She goes through the options for individuals and business owners to get the best outcome from their tough financial situation. At the Law Offices of Selwyn D. Whitehead you will have the best legal representation, offering hope when you think all is lost.

Founder of the firm, Selwyn D. Whitehead is an accomplished attorney who has practiced law since 2005. She is admitted to the California Bar. Ms. Whitehead is a certified Bankruptcy specialist whose practice focuses on helping her clients manage their wealth through effective estate and tax planning and/or manage their debt through debt restructuring or bankruptcy. Selwyn also helps her clients facing foreclosure, vehicle repossession, taxes or unsecured debts or dealing with the emotionally and financially “taxiing” issues with the IRS. She will help you protect your assets and will work with you to develop a comprehensive plan to address your legal needs, integrating your values and vision to help you achieve your goals.

Prior to starting her own practice, Selwyn worked as a communications systems engineer at one of the country’s largest telecommunications companies. She also managed a group of attorneys and paraprofessionals in Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company’s Claims Department, where she was responsible for auditing the claims and case handling practices, performance, fees, and expenses of outside defense counsel.

Before joining Fireman’s Fund, Selwyn spent the preceding 17 years as a financial services industry consumer advocate. Selwyn has extensive operations management, advocacy, and regulatory affairs expertise used to challenge and shape public policy, including in the insurance and banking industries.

Selwyn held leadership positions at the Law Offices of Public Advocates and The Greenlining Coalition, focusing on banking and insurance public policy issues; was a consumer representative to the California Automobile Assigned Risk Plan, the California automobile insurer of last result; and, founded the non-profit Economic Empowerment Foundation, whose mission was to educate urban center dwellers, small business owners, and women about their rights and responsibilities as financial services industry consumers, while advocating on their behalf before regulatory and governmental bodies, including the Untied States Congress the California Legislature and the National Association of Insurance Commissions.

Selwyn received her LL.M – Master of Laws from Golden Gate University School of Law, 2003 and earned her J.D. – Juris Doctor from the New College of California School of Law, 2001. She is a member of California Bar Association and the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Selwyn also produces and hosts her weekly radio talk show, SELWYN’S LAW, which discusses the law as related to consumer and small business finance, bankruptcy, taxation, trust and estates and real estate law airing Saturday mornings at 10:00 AM on the Christian Radio Station KFAX, located at AM 1100, whose broadcast footprint includes the San Francisco Bay Area and nationwide on the Internet. In 2020, Selwyn expanded the reach of SELWYN’S LAW when her show was picked up by World-Wide Christian Radio, WWCR, which rebroadcasts her shows world-wide over short-wave on Friday afternoons.

In 2011, Selwyn received the Voluntary Legal Services Corporation-Volunteer of the Year by the Alameda County Bar Association and is recognized as a Certified Bankruptcy Law Specialist by The  State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization in 2013.

The Top Attorneys of North America, a New York based publication, distinguishes and profiles leading attorneys who have reached a recognizable degree of success and leadership in their field. The directory is valued for promoting awareness of the accomplishments within the North American legal community.Top Attorneys of North America


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