Silverman Law Offices Team

Shelli Vaughn | Connor Matthews | Cherrise West | Ann Wagner | Jessica Jordan

Shelli Vaughn

Office Manager
Shelli joined Silverman Law in June 2015. She is originally from Kansas, but has lived in Arizona for over 20 years. She’s happy that most of her family has migrated to Arizona as well. Shelli graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education and enjoyed a career as a high school English teacher before working in office management and bookkeeping.

Shelli finds great satisfaction in overseeing all of the processes and procedures in the office, ensuring that everything runs smoothly and that all of the staff have the support they need.

Shelli is the proud mom of three children. Her oldest attends college in New York, and her two youngest attend high school in Gilbert. During her time away from the office, Shelli enjoys reading, watching her favorite shows, and spending time with her children and fiancé.

Fun Fact: Shelli is the sister of Cherrise West, our paralegal.

Connor Matthews

Law Clerk

Connor joined the Silverman Law team in May 2016. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Brigham Young University, and he is entering his third year of law school at Arizona State University.

Connor has been surrounded by lawyers ever since he was young (which is what he tells people when they ask what is wrong with him). His dad practiced law for several years as a labor attorney before plunging into the corporate world as in-house counsel. His mom is currently an estate planning and tax attorney in the greater Chicagoland area. When he was growing up, his mom would sometimes tell him horror stories about the unfavorable results that can occur when estate planning is not done, or when it is not done responsibly. He found her stories very interesting, especially as he became more attracted to practicing law himself. Although his mom introduced him to estate planning, it is his desire to work with families and to help clients achieve their goals in the most favorable way possible that is why he wants to become an estate planning attorney.

Connor’s favorite part of his job at Silverman Law Offices is the feeling he gets when he takes part in helping a client achieve their goals. It makes him happy to give our clients peace of mind for their own –  and their family’s – future. He also likes that every day he has new opportunities to learn more about the law, estate planning, and probate.

When Connor is not in the office or at school, he can generally be found sinking into a chair by the pool or playing with his cat. He loves movies and popcorn, and he tries to go to the movies once a week. He also likes to day hike. Some of his favorite hikes are the Grand Canyon “rim-to-rim,” Mt. Whitney, the Maroon Bells near Aspen, Colorado, and Half Dome in Yosemite.

Cherrise West


Cherrise earned a bachelor’s degree from Emporia State University in Kansas and a Master’s degree in Exercise Science from the University of Arizona. Cherrise has dedicated the last 24 years to raising her three bright and talented children, and during 10 years of that time, she enjoyed substitute teaching. With her youngest child having recently graduated from high school, Cherrise was ready for a change and entered the work force full time as a paralegal for Silverman Law Offices. Her acumen for organization and attention to detail are valued traits in her position as paralegal.

Cherrise enjoys being able to assist our clients with important life matters. It is rewarding to help them navigate the often confusing legal world. She also values the fun, collaborative, easy-going nature of the Silverman Law team.

During her time away from the office, Cherrise enjoys anything outdoors, especially hiking, rock climbing, and shooting. She also enjoys concerts, movies, and just spending time with family and close friends. She’s a sports fanatic, favoring NFL and college football and NCAA basketball.

Fun Fact: Cherrise served our country for nine years in the U.S. Army Reserves as a Medic.

Ann Wagner

Administrative Assistant

Ann is originally from New Jersey and relocated to Arizona with her husband in 2000. She joined Silverman Law in 2011, after a long career as an executive secretary with a New York based insurance company. Ann is multi-talented, offering clerical support to all team members and assisting with projects. Her vast knowledge of office procedures is invaluable.

Ann enjoys gardening, jigsaw puzzles, target shooting, wine tasting, travel with her husband, and keeping up with friends. Every day she speaks on the phone with her friend of 64 years in New Jersey.

Fun Fact: Ann was a champion archer, winning 1st and 2nd place trophies.

Jessica Jordan

Client Services Coordinator