Attorney Profiles

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Attorney Silber is proud to resolve most of her cases outside of court through  mediation and negotiation, saving her clients time, money, and aggravation.

 

After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, cum laude, Attorney Silber attended the University of Maryland School of Law, where she was an Associate Editor for the Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class, and where she won the school's negotiation competition.  Attorney Silber graduated with a concentration in alternative dispute resolution. 

 

Attorney Silber’s work experience provides her with a deep understanding of the court system, as well as with sensitivity to her family law clients.  Attorney Silber clerked for the Honorable Zinora M. Mitchell-Rankin at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, on the domestic relations calendar.  Additionally, she has worked for the Immigrant Women Program at Legal Momentum, as well as the Sexual Assault Institute of Maryland. 

 

Attorney Silber is the published co-author of Custody of Children in Mixed-Status Families: Preventing the Misunderstanding and Misuse of Immigration Status in State-Court Custody Proceedings, which appeared in the Summer 2013 issue of Family Law Quarterly.

 

Attorney Silber is a regular volunteer for Senior Partners for Justice, Lawyer for the Day, and the HCBA Conciliation Program.  Attorney Silber is a member of the Hampden County Bar Association, and she pioneered their Solo and Small Firm section.  Attorney Silber serves as a executive board member for the Springfield JCC. 

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Attorney Kate Coyne brings compassion, skill, and experience to help you navigate through the personal and legal challenge you are facing. Whether it be divorce, issues related to custody or child support, or modifying an existing court order, she will determinedly advocate for you while also considering the emotional impact that can accompany this time in your life. No two people and no two cases are alike and Kate is interested in understanding your story so that she can get you to the outcome that will allow you to move forward in your life. 


After graduating from Northeastern University School of Law, Kate served as a judicial law clerk for the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court. She spent three years working closely with the judges of Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, and Berkshire counties. In this role, she researched and analyzed complex legal questions as well as prepared written Orders, Judgments, and Memoranda of Decision. This invaluable experience gives her unique insight into judicial considerations and directly benefits her clients. 


Kate is results-oriented. She does not believe in unnecessary litigation, which would only drive up the cost and frustration for clients. Reaching an out-of-court agreement is always the goal and Kate will skillfully negotiate to accomplish this result. If that is not possible, you will find her to be your zealous advocate in the courtroom, knowing all of the intricacies of your case and the applicable law. You will never be “just another client” to Kate – she keeps her caseload carefully tailored, allowing her to give your case the time and attention it deserves.  


Kate was born and raised in Western Massachusetts and is happy to be raising her own family here. She is an active volunteer for Senior Partners for Justice and also volunteers at her childrens’ school. Practicing law within her community, Kate hopes to make a difference in her clients’ lives and considers it an honor to help individuals and families navigate through their very personal challenges.