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 St. Joseph, Minnesota. Upon graduation, Gina began working for the non-profit agency the Counsel of Crime and Justice in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she worked as a crime victim liaison. In this position, Gina assisted in upholding the rights of victims of domestic violence and other misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor charges. This is where Gina discovered her passion for the legal field.
In 2006, Gina relocated to San Diego, California and attended the University of San Diego where she earned her paralegal certificate and joined Wilkinson & Finkbeiner as a paralegal in 2007. Gina has successfully assisted the attorneys at Wilkinson & Finkbeiner through all stages of the family law process, including drafting and filing the initial paperwork, drafting motions, and settlement agreements, and assisting the attorneys in preparing for trial.
Serena M., Paralegal
Serena Maxwell graduated with honors from Montana State University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and English Literature. Serena 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.
Serena feels very strongly about having an open and professional relationship with her clients and works hard to achieve her clients’ goals and is always available to assist them with their various needs.
Jackie F., Paralegal
Jackie received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology and Justice Studies from California State University, San Marcos in 2015. Upon graduation, Jackie began working as a Mental Health Worker for two non-profit organizations serving high-risk foster youth. In this position, Jackie was able to use her compassionate nature to connect with the foster youth.
In 2016, Jackie went on to receive her paralegal certificate from California State University, San Marcos’ extended learning program with The Center for Legal Studies. As a paralegal, Jackie is able to apply her passion for helping others and clients have appreciated her sensitivity.
Jackie enjoys spending her free time with her family, cycling, traveling, and watching cooking show competitions.
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.
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.
Kylie N., Office Manager
Kylie has been a member of the W&F team since 2016. Kylie graduated from California State University, San Marcos in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development. After graduation Kylie worked in retail management for three years. In 2015, Kylie made a career change and attended the University of California, San Diego extension program for her paralegal certificate. Kylie joined the W&F team in January 2016 starting as our receptionist. A year later Kylie was promoted to a paralegal and assisted multiple attorneys. Kylie loves to advocate for clients while they navigate the complexities of Family Law.
In 2020, Kylie was promoted to Office Manager to help manage our growing firm. In August 2021, Kylie obtained her master’s degree in Human Resources Management from the University of Southern California. Kylie enjoys engaging with our collaborative, professional, and fun team.