Saraphoena B. Koffron
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49048
Saraphoena B. (Austin) Koffron has experience with a wide range of complex family law matters. She has experience representing clients in all phases of domestic relations such as early facilitated joint divorces, Collaborative Divorces, traditional litigation, post-judgment matters, and appellate advocacy in both the Court of Appeals and in the Michigan Supreme Court.
Mrs. Koffron’s personal experiences as a child of divorce and as a mother of three provide her with an intimate understanding of the complex nature of custody and parenting time disputes. She understands the importance of forging creative agreements to suit changing family dynamics without compromising core family values. In addition to her personal experiences, Mrs. Koffron draws from an extensive litigation and appellate background which enhances her efficient, practical, and no-nonsense approach to problem solving.
Professional ActivitiesProfessional Associations & Memberships • State Bar of Michigan, Member, 2004-present • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Member, 2013-present • Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan, Member, 2013- present • Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan 2005-present • Kalamazoo County Family Law Bar Association, member, 2009 –present • Kalamazoo County Bar Association, member, 2009 - present Pro Bono Activities • Kalamazoo County Family Law Assistance Clinic, Volunteer Attorney, 2012 to 2015 • Kalamazoo County Bar Association Legal Aid Clinic, Volunteer Attorney, 2014 • Legal Aid & Defender Organization, Oakland County, Volunteer Attorney, 2005-2006
Eastern Michigan University
Bachelor of Science, cum laude, 2000
Wayne State University Law School
Master of Laws (LLM), 2009
Michigan State University College of Law
East Lansing, Michigan
Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2004