Do you want your San Diego divorce attorney to be a shark or a dolphin?
When searching for a San Diego divorce attorney, your legal team is an extension of you. Therefore, your legal team should match your style and choice of family law process. Shawn Weber has a seasoned and efficient approach to give you the legal support you need. Shawn uses his unique “Dolphin Lawyering” philosophy, which analogizes the lawyer to a dolphin instead of the more popular stereotype of a shark. As opposed to a shark who mindlessly devours whatever fish crosses its path, a dolphin is smarter in how it goes about its business.
The dolphin lawyering approach reveals hidden options for settlement, preserves the long-term interest of the family, and empowers individual clients leading to a high settlement success rate. With Shawn’s approach, you can get a divorce while preserving the nest egg and protecting your kids.
Credentials are a no brainer. However, style and approach that match you and your unique situation is something to really explore. If you’d rather have a dolphin than a shark, the Weber Dispute Resolution team may be what you are looking for.
Shawn Weber, CLS-F*
Lead Counsel and Mediator
Shawn Weber is a San Diego divorce attorney who understands the human side of family law. His gifts as a peacemaker move people through emotional turmoil to successful negotiations. Shawn began mediating as a law student and is specifically trained in Divorce Mediation and Collaborative Practice. Shawn has built his reputation as a skilled mediator and negotiator with a success rate of 98%.
Shawn’s efforts in dispute resolution are recognized throughout the state. He served as President of the statewide organization Collaborative Practice California (CP Cal) from 2015 to 2016. Additionally, Shawn was honored to receive the prestigious Eureka Award in 2015 for making “significant contributions and demonstrat[ing] an abiding dedication to establishing and sustaining Collaborative Practice in California.”
For more than 17 years, Shawn has worked exclusively in the area of family law. He uses great skill to resolve difficult divorce, alimony, child support, custody, and visitation issues in a non-threatening and confidential environment. Shawn specializes in helping clients reach agreements and avoid the heartache and stress of court using practical guidance and creative solutions to achieve a win-win. Listening deeply to his clients, Shawn is a warm, genuine, empathic and compassionate person. Clients can trust that they will be heard, understood, mentored and guided.
*Certified Specialist – Family Law
The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
“Divorce is not just a legal process, it’s a Human Experience.”
– Attorney Shawn Weber
Kathleen (“Kay”) Sciuto
With over 28 years of combined paralegal and legal secretary experience in family law, Kathleen (“Kay”) Sciuto offers warmth, empathy and understanding not readily seen in family law paralegals. Driven by an innate desire to problems-solve, Kay combines her ability to see the bigger picture with an attention to detail to assist clients in arriving at a solution for the benefit of all concerned. She has extensive hands-on experience handling most aspects of a case from initial inquiry to resolution. Kay very quickly builds rapport with clients, attorneys, paralegals, staff, and court personnel putting everyone at ease and creating cooperative interactions.
Kay holds a B.S. in Applied Art and Sciences – Criminal Justice Administration from San Diego State University. She received her Paralegal Certificate from the University of San Diego and is a Notary Public. Kay serves on the Board of Directors for a local homeowners’ association.
In addition, her 17 years of concurrent office management experience demonstrates her excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills. Kay holds herself to a high standard of personal excellence and integrity. She prides herself on being flexible, reliable, trustworthy and loyal – something our clients value as they go through their divorce. In each interaction, Kay leads with respect by being an exceptional listener, offering compassionate support and maintaining the ability to be objective. What a relief!