Who We Are

 

We are here to provide you with the best possible representation in Missouri and Arkansas. 

Christena Silvey Coleman

Attorney

I am a native of West Plains. I graduated from West Plains High School in 1989 and then attended Missouri State University on the West Plains Campus before transferring to the Springfield campus. I attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Communications with a double minor in History and Criminal Justice in 1992, Cum Laude.

I attended law school at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville attaining my Juris Doctorate in 1995. After law school, I returned to West Plains to practice law in my home town and live near my parents Richard and Carol Silvey and ultimately where my husband John Coleman and I elected to start a family. Initially, I worked for the law firm of Ray and Garrett with now Honorable David Ray and Jacob Garrett. After my service there, I worked with Jacob Garrett to establish the law firm of Garrett and Silvey where I was a partner through 2016. In 2017, I formed CSC Law, LLC. I am  pleased to have Lynsie Gabel-Upton join the practice in 2019.

I am an active member of my community and committed to the advancement and development of our area. I am a member of the West Plains R-7 School Board; Vision Group for the future growth and advancement of our community; an elder in my church, The First Presbyterian Church of West Plains; PEO. I previously served on the Planning and Zoning Committee for the City of West Plains; West Plains Library Board of Trustees; West Plains R-7 Education Foundation. I was recognized as an Distinguished Alumni of Missouri State University-West Plains Campus. I am a member of the 37th Circuit Bar, Missouri Bar and the American Bar Association. I am also a member of the Family Law Committee of the Missouri Bar.

Throughout my legal career, I have enjoyed practicing in the areas of domestic relations, business transactions and litigation, real estate, traffic matters and estate planning. I value the West Plains and surrounding community and appreciate the opportunity to help families in our area with all of their legal needs. I am aware that each legal need of a family member is important to the entire family. I enjoy litigation and advocating to the best of my ability for the best outcome for each of my clients whether through negotiation or in the courtroom.

Lynsie Gabel-Upton

Attorney

I grew up in West Plains, Missouri, and graduated as a Zizzer in 2005.

I received a bachelor’s in communication from the University of Missouri in Columbia. Mizzou offers an innovative dual enrollment program and I graduated from the law school with a juris doctorate in 2011. I am also GAL certified (Guardian Ad Litem), which means I  can be appointed by a local judge to assist in court matters.

My genuine interest in law started when I was in high school. In 2006 I began interning with Willow Springs attorney Steven Privette and spent all my school breaks and summers there working on domestic files. Four years later, I became Rule 13 certified, able to practice law under the supervision of a licensed attorney and did that through Mr. Privette.  When I graduated in 2011, I started as an associate attorney with his law office. My primary practice focused on family-related matters including custody, divorce, adoptions, and guardianship. When Mr. Privette was elected as a circuit judge, it provided perfect timing for my transition to CSC Law.

In 2018, I joined the CSC Law Firm as a new attorney, and I am excited to work in West Plains and to serve as an associate attorney, handling various family law cases for those in our community.

I married my high school sweetheart Christopher Upton in 2011. Chris also grew up in West Plains. When we discussed where we wanted to settle down, we decided to plant roots back home and raise our family in the same community that raised us. We live on a small farm in Pomona. We have two children, Jackson and Mackenzie. We spend a lot of time together as a family. And it’s hard to tear us away from playing outside. We attend the First General Baptist Church in Willow Springs.

Trish Allchin

Paralegal

Being a Navy brat growing up in the Marine Corps, I went to 14 schools in 7 states in 12 years. After settling down in my home state of Louisiana, I earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Northwestern State University and worked for the state of Louisiana for seven years.

Longing for four seasons that were weather related (Louisiana has four seasons: Mardi Gras, Crawfish, Hurricane, and LSU Football!), my family and I moved to the Ozarks in 2007 with the hope of bigger snows and smaller mosquitoes. I worked for Missouri Children’s Division for eight years before landing at CSC Law.

At the CSC Law Firm, I am a paralegal who enjoys drafting court documents and processing discovery.

When I am not chasing after the school choirs, bands, and football with my boys, I like to camp, watch crime shows and LSU football (Geaux Tigers!), and play with our favorite child—the mostest sweetest, bestest, prettiest doggo ever, Luke (you are required to scrunch your face while saying that).

Savanna Younger

Legal Assistant

I grew up in Bakersfield, MO. Graduated from Bakersfield in 2010. I studied criminal justice at Drury University in Springfield.

After my time at Drury, my family and I traveled. I lived and worked in Chicago, Minneapolis, and even out west in Wyoming. For four years, I was a stay-at-home mom. I have three sons Rhett, Knox, and Case.

At our law firm, I schedule clients, draft pleadings, keep the court calendar in order, assist clients, and file all new cases.

When I’m not in the office, I like spending time with my sons, going to the river and lake, reading books, and cooking.