Shawn D. Skillin, J.D.

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After practicing law as a family law litigator and minors counsel, Shawn D. Skillin became interested in finding a more collaborative and solution oriented approach to family law cases.  She began her mediation practice in 1999.   Since then, she has successfully mediated hundreds of family law cases.  In addition to maintaining her own family law mediation and Collaborative Divorce practice, Shawn is an educational consultant, speaker and trainer with the High Conflict Institute.  She speaks frequently on issues related to mediation and family law.  She has been a guest lecturer on mediation at the University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego Christian College and Legal Assistance at Marine Air Station, Camp Pendleton.  She has trained military JAG Officers in family law mediation since 2011.  Shawn was an intensive care and trauma nurse in her early professional life, earning her BSN from San Diego State University.  Shawn then earned her J.D. from the University of San Diego.

Shawn Weber, J.D., CLS-F 

Shawn WeberShawn Weber has a long history with Consensual Dispute Resolution and is known throughout the State of California as an expert in Mediation and Collaborative Practice.  Known as a “dolphin” and not a “shark”, Shawn brings a peacemaking philosophy to his nearly 17 year career in family law and divorce work.  Shawn understands that divorce is more than just a legal process; it’s a human experience.

He has a profound ability to get into the world his clients are experiencing and feeling to uncover the necessary clarity in each divorce relationship dynamic.  From there, he uses his gifts to bring a rare sense of calm, resolve and hope.

Shawn has a private practice with Weber Dispute Resolution and serves as President of Collaborative Practice California, an organization promoting Collaborative Practice throughout the State of California.   A father of five, Shawn understands the human side of family law and brings his real life experience to the table for his clients.

Robin Duboe Seigle, J.D.

Robin Duboe SeigleRobin Duboe Seigle, J.D., a Family Resolution Institute, partner, is currently a civil mediator, mediation consultant, a coach for individuals contemplating or beginning the divorce process, and an editor and proofreader.  She worked for National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC) from July 1980 through July 2014 as a Public Relations Coordinator, Mediation Trainer, Court Program Coordinator, and Director of NCRC’s Divorce Mediation Group.  Prior to working for NCRC, she became a volunteer mediator in 1984, a mediation trainer in 1985, a large group facilitator in 1987.  In her 25 years at NCRC she represented the organization on the Superior Court Bench/Bar panel for 12 years and at San Diego County Bar events for 25 years.  She has been a member of the California Bar since 1977 and is currently inactive.  She has a J.D. degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and a B.A. in Psychology from UCLA.

Robin learned at the beginning of her law career that mediation was a preferred approach for resolving disputes. Litigation is focused on a win/lose approach whereas mediation focuses on finding a way for all parties to gain something through a negotiated process.  It is cost effective, and efficient and, from Robin’s perspective, beneficial in divorce as families are involved.