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.
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 Attorney Coyne 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, Attorney Coyne 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.
Attorney Coyne 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 Attorney Coyne 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 Attorney Coyne – she keeps her caseload carefully tailored, allowing her to give your case the time and attention it deserves.
Attorney Coyne 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 children's school. Practicing law within her community, Attorney Coyne 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.
Attorney Wehrli understands that sometimes what you need in an attorney is someone who will not only listen to you, but someone who will make you feel heard and takes you step by step to navigate you through the legal field and, more importantly, your case. Whether it be through a divorce proceeding or a custody issue, Attorney Wehrli’s work and litigation experience has provided her with an understanding of the court system which ultimately allows her to negotiate and argue on your behalf.
Attorney Wehrli was born and raised in Western, Massachusetts. After living in both Washington, D.C. and Boston, Massachusetts, Attorney Wehrli is happy to be living and raising her family back in the Western Massachusetts community. Attorney Wehrli graduated from Hamilton College in 2010 where she earned a B.A. in Economics. She received her Juris Doctor from New England School in May of 2016 and was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in November 2016. Attorney Wehrli is also admitted to the United States District Court of Massachusetts and a member of the Hampden County Bar Association.
Prior to joining the Law Office of Alison Silber, Attorney Wehrli worked in a Boston area law firm focusing primarily on business, construction, and insurance law. Her prior legal work has given her great experience in all aspects of litigation, including research, legal writing, negotiation and mediation. Attorney Wehrli strives to use these skills to advocate for you to help you through your family law matters.
Stacey Doucette draws from personal experience, job experience and education in supporting the firm and each individual attorney. Her objective is to manage the day-to-day operations of the firm, freeing up the attorneys so that they can provide you with the best possible outcome for your case. She strives to provide an inviting feeling to the office and truly hopes the outcome of your case can bring lasting solutions for your changing family dynamic. Stacey is proud of the work of each lawyer in the firm and believes in the quality of their work and the compassion they each feel for their clients.
Stacey graduated from Bay Path College in 1992 with a degree in Paralegal Studies before beginning a career as a Paralegal in insurance coverage litigation. In her 20-year career in insurance, she held positions in corporate legal departments including Paralegal, Legal Operations Analyst, Training and Development, Business Analyst and Developer. She began working for The Law Office of Alison Silber in 2019, wanting to bring her experience to a small firm environment.
Her experience allows her to provide operational support, as well as paralegal skills, to the job and the combination often results in time-saving efficiencies for the attorneys, which ultimately saves our clients money.