Austin+Koffron was established by Saraphoena (Austin) Koffron and Mike Koffron, with a vision of a law practice dedicated to helping families in transition.

Family Law Attorney Saraphoena B. Koffron

Saraphoena B. (Austin) Koffron, Attorney

Kalamazoo, Michigan
phone: 269-459-9500
fax: 269.459.7969
email Attorney/Mediator Saraphoena Koffron

Experienced in traditional litigation, appeals, mediation, and interdisciplinary Collaborative Divorce, Attorney Saraphoena B. Koffron is able to identify roadblocks and steer parties towards practical outcomes.

Saraphoena provides a bird’s eye, no-nonsense approach to cases. With a significant professional background, she guides parties towards the next chapter of their lives without letting emotional conflict detract from the ultimate goal of crafting a reasonable outcome in an efficient, practical, and rational manner.

Learn more about Saraphoena B. Koffron’s Education and Experience

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 2004

Education

  • Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan
    LL.M, 2009
  • Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, Michigan
    J.D. cum laude, 2004
  • Eastern Michigan University
    B.S. cum laude, English, Literature, and the American Language, 2000

Certification

  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Interdisciplinary Collaborative Divorce Training
  • Resolution Services Center of Central Michigan, Domestic Mediation Training
  • Resolution Services Center of Central Michigan, Domestic Violence Screening Protocol
  • Oakland Mediation Center, Advanced Mediation Training

Honors and Awards

  • State Bar of Michigan 2010 John W. Cummiskey Pro Bono Award, Nominee
  • International Women’s League of Conservative Judaism, recipient of two International Ba’alat Mitzvah awards
  • Martindale Hubbell, Platinum Client Champion Award, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019
  • Michigan State University College of Law, Jurisprudence Award

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Member
  • American Bar Association
  • Family Law Section of the American Bar Association
  • Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan, Member
  • State Bar of Michigan, Member
  • Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, Member
  • Kalamazoo County Family Law Bar Association, Member
  • Kalamazoo County Bar Association, Member
  • Amicus Committee of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan
  • Van Buren County Bar Association, Member
  • St. Joseph County Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Levine & Levine, Attorney, 2013-2016
  • Miller Johnson, Associate, 2009-2013
  • Austin & Koffron, PLLC, Attorney, 2005-2009
  • Hafeli, Staran, Hallahan, Christ, & Dudek, PC, Independent Contractor (Attorney), 2006-2007
  • Unemployment Insurance Agency Advocacy Program, Advocate, 2005-2006
  • University of California Hastings College of Law, Research Assistant, 2002
  • Los Angeles Unified School District, Special Education Substitute Teacher, 2001

Pro Bono Activities

  • Kalamazoo County Family Law Assistance Clinic, 2012-2015
  • Kalamazoo County Bar Association, Legal Aid Clinic, 2014-2018
  • Legal Aid & Defender Organization, 2005-2006

Mike Koffron, Attorney
Attorney Mike Koffron, Austin+Koffron
Kalamazoo, Michigan
phone: 269-459-9500
fax: 269.585.5995
email Attorney/Mediator Mike Koffron

Attorney Mike Koffron was trained as a mediator in both Michigan and California and has an extensive familiarity with the long-term impact of familial conflict. Over the years, Mike has honed the ability to channel the strong emotions inherent in family law matters towards crafting a rational resolution.

Mike provides a calm and compassionate approach to cases. With an emphasis on mindfulness and common sense, Mike helps parties realize that regardless of the size of the marital estate, mediation benefits everyone when income and assets are saved for college educations, future investments, or retirement.

Learn more about Mike Koffron’s Education and Experience

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 2004

Education

  • Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan
    J.D., 2003
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan:
    Bachelor of Science, Psychology, 2000

Certification

  • Mosten Mediation Training, California, 2002
  • Zumeta Mediation Training, Michigan, 2001

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Michigan, Member
  • Kalamazoo County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the American Bar Association, Member