Saraphoena B. Koffron

1516 Trimble Avenue
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49048
United States
Office Phone: 269-459-9500
Member since 2013
Membership Type: IACP


Lawyer, Mediator

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.

Area(s) of Practice: Family Law Custody & Visitation Collaborative Divorce Joint Divorce Divorce Probate Appeals Mediation & Collaborative Law Paternity Child Support Modification Guardianship Mediations & Appeals Conservatorship Mediations & Appeals LGBTQIA+ Family Law Matters
License(s): State Bar of Michigan (2004) United States Supreme Court (2022)

Professional Activities

Professional 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

Undergraduate Education

Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Bachelor of Science, cum laude, 2000

Postgraduate Education

Wayne State University Law School
Detroit, Michigan
Master of Laws (LLM), 2009

Professional Education

Michigan State University College of Law
East Lansing, Michigan
Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2004