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.



Legal Career & Prior Experience: 

  • Family Law Attorney and Mediator, Law Office of Barney Connaughton, 2006- to present
  • Family Law Attorney and Mediator, Slovinksy & Slovinsky, 1997-2006
  • Family Law Attorney, Connaughton, Crowe & Frame, 1993-1997

Education & Professional Affiliations: 

  • California Western School of Law, J.D., 1992
  • University of California, Davis, B.A. in English and Political Science, 1989

ADR Experience & Specialties: 

  • Divorce and Paternity cases involving child sharing issues
  • Cases involving child and spousal support issues
  • Divorce and Legal Separation cases with a wide variety of property division related issues

Achievements & Awards: 

  • Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • State Bar of California
  • San Diego Family Law Council for Children, Board Member and Vice President
  • San Diego Chapter of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, affiliate member
  • Waldorf School of San Diego, School Board Member
  • San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program Panel Member (former)

Recent Articles: 

  • San Diego Family Law Council For Children Newsletter
  • Spring/Summer 2006- Divorce Innovations- Alternatives to the Traditional Divorce Process
  • Fall 2005- Collaborative Divorce, An Alternative Dispute  Resolution Process Whose Time Has Come
  • Fall 2004-High Conflict Personalities, a Discussion with Bill Eddy