Gina R., Paralegal
Gina received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a Minor in Spanish from the College of Saint Benedict located in Minnesota. Upon graduation, Gina began working as crime victim liaison, where she assisted in upholding victims’ rights. This is where Gina discovered her passion for the legal field.
Gina relocated to San Diego in 2006 where she obtained her paralegal certificate from the University of San Diego. Gina began her career as a paralegal with Wilkinson & Finkbeiner in 2007. Gina has enjoyed watching the firm grow and succeed through the years. She credits her skills as a paralegal largely to the mentoring of Wilkinson & Finkbeiner.In her free time, Gina enjoys spending time with her husband and young daughter. She also enjoys traveling back home to Minnesota to spend time with family.
Serena M., Paralegal
Serena graduated with honors from Montana State University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and English Literature. She was an intern at the United States Senate Finance Committee during her time at Montana State University. She relocated to San Diego in 2007 and attended the University of San Diego’s American Bar Association approved Paralegal Program. Since 2007, Serena has been assisting clients as a paralegal with a variety of family matters, including mediation, post judgment matters and litigated cases. Serena recently decided to continue her educational journey and is attending law school. She hopes to someday practice law using her years of experience as a paralegal to further assist her with helping clients.
Serena understands the difficult situation that clients are going through during their family law matter. She strives to provide her clients with compassion and understanding throughout their case. She works hard to achieve her clients’ goals and is always available to assist them with their various needs. In her free time, Serena enjoys golfing, scuba diving and camping. She is an active board member in her sorority’s alumnae San Diego Chapter of Chi Omega, and is also an advisor at-large for the active chapter of Chi Omega at UCSD.
Angela E., Paralegal
Angela joined the W&F team in 2019 and brought with her over 23 years of legal experience. Prior to joining our firm, Angela worked for a prestigious well-respected attorney for over 15 years prior to that attorney’s retirement. Angela’s vast knowledge is working with attorneys on complex, high-asset cases, and working closely with the attorneys through trial. Angela enjoys working on all types of family law matters from mediation to complex cases. Angela enjoys working with clients and assisting them throughout the process during this difficult time in their life.
Clients enjoy Angela’s knowledge, compassion, organization and professionalism. Angela assists clients through the process of their case from the initial filing through the final Judgment. Angela’s husband is a retired US Navy submariner and has one child who is in college.
Jackie C., ParalegalJackie joined Wilkinson & Finkbeiner in 2021 with over ten years of family law experience. She has made San Diego her home of 17 years after moving from the San Francisco Bay Area to pursue her Bachelors in Economics from the University of California at San Diego. Upon graduation, with a minor in Law and Society at UCSD, she continued her legal education at the University of San Diego, earning her Paralegal Certificate. Jackie has successfully assisted clients in their dissolution and custody matters from petition through trial, leaning into her strong mathematical and writing skills to provide comprehensive support to our legal team.
Jackie’s interest in law started in 2001, when she worked for the former Mayor of Concord, CA, where his law practice focused on Civil Litigation, Probate, and Elder Abuse Law. Upon witnessing the intersection of private practice and civic duty, she knew that she would pursue a profession that continued to allowed her to help others in her community. For Jackie, there is no other area of law more personal than family law and she considers it a privelge to help our clients through some of the most difficult times in their personal lives.
In her free time, Jackie enjoys volunteering her time within the San Diego Community. She regularly serves food at the Ronald McDonald House, Hannah’s House, and Father Joe’s. She has also been an active volunteer with the Junior League of San Diego (JLSD) for the past 12 years, and continues to lead her peers in their endeavors to support local transitional aged foster youth and fight human trafficking. Her more notable accomplishments include training a class of 120 new volunteers, chairing JLSD’s annual gala fundraiser, and organizing a summit of Junior Leagues for the Southwestern United States.
Jennifer Rodriguez-Diaz, Paralegal
Jennifer began her legal experience in 2001. Before joining our team at Wilkinson & Finkbeiner, Jennifer was employed at other well-known family law firms in San Diego. Jennifer’s 22 years of experience have been exclusively in family law. Jennifer is a native to San Diego and holds her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from San Diego State University. Outside the office she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children and going on walks with her French Bulldog, Boba.
Victoria T., Legal Assistant
Victoria Traversi grew up experiencing many different cultures as she spent parts of her youth living in Connecticut, Washington, Mexico, and California where she graduated high school. She attended Trinity University, located in San Antonio, Texas, and spent her junior year studying abroad in Buenos Aires. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Spanish and a Minor in Sociology. Upon graduation, Victoria moved back to California but remains very active with her University as the Young Alumni Programs Chair on the Alumni Board and volunteers as a recruiter at local college fairs.
Victoria joined Wilkinson & Finkbeiner as a Legal Assistant in the beginning of 2021. She is looking forward to pursuing her paralegal certificate to be of further assistance to clients and the firm.