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MS. HEISKALA joined the firm as a supervising attorney after spending 24 years as a sole practitioner in her own firm primarily devoted to family law. Ms. Heiskala obtained her Juris Doctorate from Western State School of Law (now Thomas Jefferson School of Law) in 1976. She was admitted to the State Bar of California and the Federal District Court for the Southern District in 1976, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeal in 1986 and became a Certified Specialist in Family Law in 1988. Ms. Heiskala is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association, the Family Law Section of the San Diego County Bar Association, the San Diego Certified Family Law Specialists, the Foothills Bar Association and is Past President of East County Chapter of Lawyer's Club. In addition, she serves as a Judge Pro Tem for the San Diego Superior Court Family Law Division, is a Certified Mediator and is trained in the Collaborative Divorce™ process.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 25%
  2. Family: 20%
  3. Child Custody: 15%
  4. Prenuptials: 15%
  5. Other: 25%
  6. More 


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  • Beatrice Larsson Snider

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    Beatrice Snider Family Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

  • James Nelson Dicks

    This attorney works very hard for the clients and keeps up with the law by attending legal seminars to assist them in this regard. I endorse this attorney.


    James Dicks Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Offices of Beatrice L. Snider, APC

9663 Tierra Grande Street
Suite 301
San Diego, CA, 92126-4571


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
San Diego Top AttorneySan Diego Daily Transcript2014
San Diego Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
San Diego County's Top Law FirmsSan Diego Magazine2006
Certified Specialist - Family LawState Bar of California1988
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Supervising AttorneyLaw Offices of Beatrice L. Snider, APC2000 - Present
Judge Pro TemSan Diego County Superior Court1996 - 2015
PresidentLaw Offices of Win Heiskala1976 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federal Circuit Court of AppealMember1986 - Present
Federal District Court- Southern DistrictMember1976 - Present
Foothills Bar AssociationMemberN/A
San Diego County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMemberN/A
East County Chapter of Lawyer's ClubPresidentN/A
East County Lawyer Referral ServicesFounding MemberN/A
East County Court Settlement ProgramFounding Co-AttorneyN/A
Attorney-Client Dispute Resolution Comittee, San Diego County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Arbitration, San Diego County Bar AssociationArbitratorN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976