Saraphoena B. Koffron

Saraphoena B. Koffron

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Kalamazoo, MI

Austin+Koffron
 | 141 East Michigan Avenue, Suite 400
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Phone: 269-459-9500
Fax: 269-585-5995
Selected To Rising Stars: 2016 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Saraphoena B. (Austin) Koffron co-founded Austin+Koffron in 2016 with her husband, Attorney Mike Koffron, to advance her passion for family law.  

On a personal level, Saraphoena was raised on a farm as the youngest of six children. At a young age her parents divorced and Saraphoena experienced first-hand the pressures of high-conflict post-judgment custody proceedings.  Despite socioeconomic barriers to achievement, Saraphoena tested out of her sophomore year of high school and graduated a year early earning summa cum laude status. She then completed her Bachelor's degree with Honors in just three years - despite having had her first child when she was a teenager.

Following college, Saraphoena spent a year teaching in Los Angeles before starting law school, juggling life as a single mother while in law school and obtaining her Juris Doctorate with Honors (and a Family Law Concentration) at age 24.  After having another child, Saraphoena obtained her Master of Laws (LLM) degree at age 29, won a Michigan Supreme Court case, and moved to the Kalamazoo region at the end of 2009.  Currently, Saraphoena and her law partner, Mike, are married with a total of three children, the oldest of which is attending the University of Michigan and the youngest of which is in elementary school.  She is heavily involved in the Kalamazoo Jewish community, and has a strong beleif in the ethical pursuit of justice. 

Professionally, Saraphoena recognizes that the practice of law is a service industry, and that the practice of family law supports the core of American society.  The greatest service that she can provide to clients is to assist them in wise decision-making so as to avoid inconsequential principle-based disputes, and to provide them with a systems-based approach to dispute resolution that fosters cooperation between counsel (or opposing parties) by emphasizing transparency and open communications.  The greatest achievement that she can earn is a fully satisfied clientele, who can look back and appreciate that their compromise, their win, or their loss was attained not with gamesmanship but with honor.

About Saraphoena Koffron

Admitted: 2004, Michigan

Professional Webpage: https://austin-koffron.com/about-us/

Honors/Awards:

  • Award based upon online client testimonials in 2019., Platinum Client Champion, Martindale-Hubbell, 2019
  • Award based upon online client testimonials in 2018., Platinum Client Champion, Martindale-Hubbell, 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • State Bar of Michigan (2009-current)
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section (2009-present)
  • Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan (2009-present)
  • Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan (2013-present)
  • Kalamazoo County Bar Association (2009-current)
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (2013-present)

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer family law attorney, Kalamazoo County Bar Association Legal Aid Clinic
  • Volunteer attorney, Family Law Assistance Clinic in Kalamazoo County

Representative Clients:

  • Caci Carr v Brandon Carr, WL 3243442 (2019).  Represented prevailing party in appeal from Calhoun County Circuit Court (Judge Kirkham) rulings in divorce matter including issues of spousal support, property division, child support, and attorney fees., 2019
  • Represented the prevailing party in the Michigan Supreme Court case Hunter v Hunter, 484 Mich 247 (2009), which addressed the weight of the constitutionally protected statutory parental presumption in MCL 722.25 in custody disputes between parents and third parties., 2009

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • First Place in the Hamantaschen Bake-off, 2019 Community-wide Purim Celebration sponsored by Temple B'Nai Israel, Congregation of Moses, Chabad of Kalamazoo, and Jewish Federation of Kalamazoo., 2019
  • Recipient of two Ba'alat Mitzvah awards, one in Social Advocacy and the other in Hiddur Mitzvah, from the International Women's League of Conservative Judaism.  , 2008

Educational Background:

  • Wayne State University Law School, Master of Laws (LLM), 2009
  • Eastern Michigan University, Bachelor of Science in English, Literature, & American Language Graduated Cum Laude, 2000
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Office Location for Saraphoena B. Koffron

141 East Michigan Avenue
Suite 400
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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Last Updated: 1/21/2020

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