Attorneys

Gary R. Silverman
Gary R. Silverman
Partner
I was born in 1945 and lived in Kansas City until I was 12, when my parents moved to Las Vegas. I completed high school in Las Vegas and then attended the University of Nevada in Reno. I have lived in Reno since 1968, with a hiatus while I...
Michael V. Kattelman
Michael V. Kattelman
Partner
I became a lawyer because I enjoy working with people of diverse backgrounds and occupations. For several years I worked in the prosecution of white collar crimes. In 1997, I took the opportunity to work as a law clerk to the now retired...
John P. Springgate
John P. Springgate
Partner
I was born and raised a Midwesterner, attended law school in Sacramento, and first came to Nevada in 1984 to begin a clerkship with the Honorable Norman C. Robison in Douglas County, Nevada.  I was immediately taken with Nevada’s rural beauty and...
John Ohlson
John Ohlson
Of Counsel
Local Boy, graduated Reno High School June, 1964. Stanford University (football scholarship), BA psychology, 1968. Vanderbilt University School of Law, JD 1972 (academic scholarship). Employed Davidson County District Attorney’s...
Tamatha R. Schreinert
Tamatha R. Schreinert
Partner
Guiding clients and their families through difficult times has been the focus of my career. I litigate divorce, custody, adoption, and guardianship cases. I am a certified mediator, with over 100 hours of mediation training. I am a member of the...
Alexander C. Morey
Alexander C. Morey
Partner
I lead what some might call a “military brat” lifestyle during my childhood. Though my parents were not in the military, they changed careers and locations often enough I had moved across the United States twice before third grade. After time in...
Melissa H. Polsenberg Chytry
Melissa H. Polsenberg Chytry
Associate
As family law attorneys, we help navigate our clients through what can be a difficult and wearisome process.  My focus is helping the client.  By managing the details, I hope to offer a measure of relief.  I am proud to be part of a firm esteemed...
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Staff

Elizabeth Krutz
Elizabeth Krutz
Office Manager
I have been an employee of Silverman, Kattelman, Springgate since 2006. I started as a part time receptionist and progressed to the position of legal assistant. In July 2010, I took over the bookkeeping responsibilities in addition to my legal...
Chris Lott
Chris Lott
Mr. Springgate's Assistant
I have worked in the legal arena for the last 20 years. Five years ago I was hired by John Springgate, and when his firm merged with Silverman, Decaria & Kattelman, Chtd., I was fortunate enough to join the new firm of Silverman Kattelman...
Lindy McQuirk
Lindy McQuirk
Mr. Kattelman's Assistant
I have been at Silverman Kattelman Springgate since 2015. Before joining the firm, I had the privilege of working for Honorable Senior Judge Charles M. McGee for six years. As a native Nevadan, I am committed to giving back to our community...
Kendall Sunday
Kendall Sunday
Documents Manager
I am the runner and file clerk, and have worked at Silverman, Decaria & Kattelman, Chtd., since 2011.  I was born and raised in Reno, NV.  I am currently studying to attain a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies at the...
Jessica Bradshaw
Jessica Bradshaw
Mrs. Schreinert's Assistant
I have worked as a paralegal for Silverman Kattelman Springgate, Chtd., since 2008.  I am constantly learning new things, and love the challenges and rewards this job presents.  Prior to becoming a paralegal, I worked my way through high school...
Toni Matts
Toni Matts
Mr. Morey & Mr. Silverman's Assistant
I obtained by paralegal degree from the University of Alaska, Southeast, and my Bachelor of Science Degree, in Human Development and Family Studies, from UNR. I have had the privilege to work at Silverman, Decaria & Kattelman, Chtd. since...
Sarah Montes
Sarah Montes
Financial Information Manager
I was born and raised in the Reno/Sparks area. I graduated from Reed High School in 1996. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a major in Accountancy from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2007. I am currently pursuing a...
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The firm’s lawyers have diverse backgrounds and different areas of expertise. The lawyers have developed a familiarity with the many domestic law issues from continuing legal education, negotiating and settling matters, and by trial of family law cases time and time again. The firm maintains a statewide practice and, having appeared before the judges in most judicial districts in the state, the lawyers have insight on how the various courts have ruled on particular issues.

Legal issues are complex. The frequent changes in state and federal laws may affect your case. You should hire attorneys who will recognize the issues in your case, know the recent changes in the law, and are sensitive to the difficult process you are undergoing.

What you really pay us for is independent advice. Every case has strengths and weaknesses; clients have both realistic and unrealistic goals and expectations. You would not expect a physician to tell you what you want to hear about test results. You want a realistic diagnosis and prognosis. That is what we, as lawyers, owe to you. Our advice may not be what you want to hear, but it will be straightforward. And, if you want a “second opinion,” we invite you to seek it. The attorney-client relationship must be one with which you are comfortable at all times.

We look forward to working with you.

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