Mediator Bios

Barney
Connaughton
,
Esq.

Mr. Connaughton is a mediator and attorney, and has been practicing Family Law in San Diego for 14 years.  His practice has focused on providing clients with options so they can divorce in a healthy way, including mediation and Collaborative Divorce.  He is a board member and Vice President of the San Diego Family Law Council for Children, a group focused on protecting children from the process of divorce.  He serves as a Settlement Judge in South San Diego family law cases.

Bill
Eddy
,
LCSW, JD

For the past 22 years Mr. Eddy has been a family law attorney and divorce mediator in San Diego, with a Certification as a Family Law Specialist by the California State Bar Association.  He has served as a Special Master and as a Settlement Judge in San Diego family law cases.  He won reversals in both of the family law cases he brought to the Court of Appeals.

Hon.
Susan
P.
Finlay

Hon. Susan P. Finlay has been a part of the legal community for over 30 years and retired from the Superior Court in March of 2000. Judge Finlay is an experienced judge and family mediator. She brings her collective experience of over 32 years as a bench officer, settlement judge and family law mediator to help families who are going through a dissolution, legal separation or who are experiencing other family issues. .
 

Win
Heiskala
,
Esq.

Win Heiskala is an experienced Mediator and Certified Legal Specialist in Family Law. Win is the newest Mediator with the Divorce Mediation Group of the National Conflict Resolution Center, bringing with her many years of experience with mediation, negotiation and litigation covering all aspects of divorce in California. 

Elisa
Kisselburg

Elisa Kisselburg is a Certified Legal Specialist In family law and a mediator. She specializes in complex child custody cases, especially those related to families with high assets and complex business valuations, professional athletes, musicians and composers. She practices divorce mediation, and collaborative divorce. Elisa is the newest member of the National Conflict Resolution Center’s Divorce Mediation Group.

Frank
Nageotte

Mr. Nageotte has been a family law attorney since 1975, a divorce mediator in San Diego since 1981, and was certified as a Family Law Specialist by the California State Bar Association in 1989.   He is trained in Collaborative Divorce and has handled multiple collaborative cases, as well.

Shawn
D.
Skillin
,
Esq.

Ms. Skillin, is an experienced family law attorney, mediator, mediation trainer and speaker practicing in the San Diego area since 1996.  She joined the Divorce Mediation Group in 2002 and has successfully mediated hundreds of family law cases.  She also provides collaborative divorce services.  She has been appointed by the Court to represent children in high conflict divorce cases.  With her background as a critical care nurse she is adept at dealing with families in crisis.