Dr. kate Vawter

Chief of Staff

Dr. Vawter grew up in Missouri, Utah, and Kansas then moved to the desert in 2007. She is a proud Sun Devil with degrees from the W. P. Carey school of Business, the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions, and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

Her role at Silverman Law Offices is to keep business moving forward by supporting staff and clients. Prior to joining this team, Kate had a career in higher education designing, launching, and managing programs focused on helping all students reach their goal of earning a degree. She has hired, trained, and supervised more than 500 employees. Additionally, she teaches university courses on personal leadership, success strategies, and quantitative research methods.

Kate is the proud dog mom to Mo, who frequently joins us at the office in the role of Greeter. When she’s not at the office you can find her out on adventures in her transit van, hiking, or working on projects around the house.

Fun Fact: Kate is on a quest to visit all 50 states and has less than 10 to go to reach her goal.

Victoria Bennett


Victoria is originally from Fort Wayne, Indiana but also grew up in Illinois and Georgia. She moved to Arizona in 2015.

Victoria graduated from Indiana University in 2013 with a BA (Honors) in Political Science and a minor in International Affairs. She has completed a MS in Global Technology and Development at Arizona State University. Victoria is currently working on a second Masters in Human Rights Practice at the University of Arizona with the goal of graduating in 2021.

In January 2020, Victoria joined the Silverman Law team as Probate Paralegal with over 15 years of experience in the field.

Victoria is mom to two sons and is incredibly proud of their many accomplishments. Victoria enjoys spending time with her granddaughter, reading, binge watching her favorite shows when time allows, listening to her favorite smooth jazz and 70s artists, watching tennis for hours, the Atlanta Braves, the Warriors, and all things Hoosiers and Sun Devils.

Fun Fact: Victoria’s favorite athlete is lefty, Rafael Nadal!

Cheyenne West


Cheyenne was born and raised in the East Valley, graduating from Perry High School. She spent some time in Tucson attending the University of Arizona before returning to the valley, when soon after she joined Silverman Law. She is a valued addition to our team as our estate planning paralegal. Cheyenne expertly drafts wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and other documents, as well as assisting with probate matters.

Fun Fact: Cheyenne is a gifted dancer, having danced competitively for about 15 years. She is skilled in ballet, tap, modern, lyrical, jazz, etc – she can do it all!

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.

Jessanne Grant

Client Services Manager

Jessanne was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. Growing up, she always had a passion for the beauty industry. In pursuit of that, she obtained her cosmetology license from the Paul Mitchell School of Portland in 2011. After working in a hair salon for several years, Jessanne’s mother began to struggle with severe mental health issues. In an effort to better understand her mom’s battle and support her the best way she could Jessanne left the beauty industry and began working as a receptionist at a Primary Care and Mental Health Clinic. In 2021, Jessanne moved to Arizona to be with her boyfriend and have a fresh start for her and her mom. She joined the SLO team in April 2021.

As Silverman Law’s Client Services Coordinator, it is usually Jessanne’s voice you’ll hear when you call and her friendly face that will greet you upon your arrival. Jessanne oversees all scheduling and client intake paperwork, as well as providing clerical support to the entire Silverman Law team.

In her free time, she enjoys binge watching her favorite shows while snuggling with her cat, traveling with her boyfriend, spending time with her 2 year old god-son, and exploring Arizona as her new home.

Fun Fact: Jessanne was named after a song created by the talented musician, Johnny Copeland.