Silverman Law Offices Team

Tomi L. Farr | Shelli Vaughn | Connor Matthews | Cherrise West | Ann Wagner | Kamara Huling

Tomi L. Farr

Associate Attorney

Tomi joined the Silverman Law team in June 2017 as an Associate Attorney. She earned her undergraduate degree at ASU and her Juris Doctor Degree at California Western School of Law. She worked as an attorney for MacPherson and McCarville, a tax/bankruptcy law firm from 1991 – 1993. Next, she was a Sole Practitioner in Bankruptcy and Tax matters from 1995 – 2001. She then practiced Estate Planning law from 2001 – 2005. Tomi has also worked for a small real estate/billboard company since 2005.

When Tomi was in law school, she focused her education on Estate Planning and Gift Tax. When she graduated, she was offered a position with a Bankruptcy/Tax firm and was afraid to pass up a “paying job.” After several years in the bankruptcy field, she decided to shift back to what she always loved – Estate Planning. She was drawn away again when her family needed help with the family business holdings. After 12 years of working with her family, she was once again drawn back to Estate Planning and has found her home at Silverman Law Offices.

Tomi really loves working with people and making them comfortable with the estate planning process. It is such an unknown area for most people yet it is something that we all need to plan for. It’s not an easy process, so she enjoys making people understand their choices and how a well-designed plan can put them at ease.

Tomi has three children and loves spending time with them: Austin 23, Blake 21, and Alicia 19. She also enjoys reading and traveling anywhere.

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 Offices in 2011, after a long career as an executive secretary with a New York based insurance company. Ann looks after the front office, answering phones, meeting and greeting clients, scheduling appointments, and assisting team members with projects.

Ann enjoys gardening, jigsaw puzzles, target shooting, wine tasting, travelling 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.

Kamara Huling

Client Services Coordinator

Kamara joined the Silverman Law team in May 2017 as our Client Services Coordinator. Hers is the warm voice you will hear when you call and the friendly face that will greet you upon your arrival.

Kamara continues with her education and has completed paralegal training. With this education and hands on experience at Silverman Law, Kamara looks forward to taking on paralegal duties in the near future. Kamara enjoys having the opportunity to learn and improve on a daily basis and finds that assisting clients is very rewarding.

Kamara spends as much time as possible with her 16 year old daughter, Raeliegh, as well as her sisters and family. She also enjoys spending time with her five pets (3 dogs, 2 cats), doing crafts and home improvements, baking, and watching movies. This year she plans on moving to a newer house and joining a gym. Kamara says, “Personally, there is nothing more important in life than family, laughter and health.”