Win Heiskala

Win Heiskala is an experienced Mediator with over 30 years experience working exclusively with families in all aspects of divorce. 

What differentiates Win as a Family Law Mediator is her experience with complex cases involving sophisticated asset and income structures as well as the dynamics of families with children.  She uses her many years of family law litigation and mediation experience, understanding and calm demeanor to assist participants in reaching reasonable, responsible results.  Win is passionate about resolution and solutions.



  • $375/hour

Legal Career & Prior Experience: 

  • Admitted to Practice December 1976
  • Private Practice, Law Office of Win Heiskala, 1977 – 2000
  • Law Office of Beatrice L. Snider, APC; Nov. 2000 – Nov. 2015

Education & Professional Affiliations: 


  • ​JD, Thomas Jefferson School of Law 

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of California
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • San Diego Family Law Bar Association
  • Foothills Bar Association
  • Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
  • Admitted, Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Southern California Mediation Association


  • Certified Legal Specialist-Family Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
  • Certified Mediator
  • Certified in Collaborative Family Law 

ADR Experience & Specialties: 

Besides family law mediation, served as Pro Tem Settlement Judge for many years for San Diego courts; co-founder of settlement panel for family law cases in El Cajon Court 

Achievements & Awards: 

  • Selected one of San Diego’s Super Lawyers in Family Law 2011 and 2012 
  • Recognized in 2014 as one of San Diego’s Top Attorneys by San Diego Daily Transcript

Hobbies & Interests: 

  • Yoga, travel, reading and family

Recent Articles: 

  • Collaborative blogs