Meet the Team
Transitions Legal Corporate Values
(We abide by these values in Collaborative Practice as well as Litigation, Mediation, and post-Divorce cases.)
Divorce lawyer Alisa Peskin-Shepherd chose to practice family law after spending the early years of her life witnessing family dysfunction, relationships that came and went, and yearning for security through strong family dynamics. A strong leader with an open mind, Alisa teaches others that they can cultivate strength to get through difficult times. Determination, perseverance, and discipline are core traits she teaches clients, with a healthy respect for family.
An approved Michigan mediator and Collaborative Divorce professional, Alisa Peskin-Shepherd has more than 30 years of experience practicing law in the state of Michigan, in Oakland County, Wayne County, and Macomb County.
She is specially trained as a family law expert, divorce lawyer, and custody mediator as well as a collaborative divorce lawyer.
Alisa also has experience in school and employment law, and acts as a guardian-ad-litem, protecting the interests of children within the legal system.
Alisa has completed special training in domestic violence through the State Bar of Michigan Open Justice Commission.
A graduate of University of Findlay (Ohio) with a dual-major in art and psychology, and a law degree from University of Toledo, Kacie Pohlman chose the legal profession “to assist people in their lives. It’s not an easy field to navigate on your own, so I liked having knowledge to assist more in-depth in people’s lives.”
During college, Kacie studied romantic relationships and group therapy, which inspired her to choose family law as her area of specialty. She also learned conflict resolution and attachment styles to better understand how people react and manage conflict. Before joining Transitions Legal in 2022, Kacie worked in family law and personal injury/no-fault at a firm where she was tasked with creating a family law division. During law school, she served as president of Outlaw, the campus LGBT organization.
When she’s not working, Kacie crochets, kayaks and plays Dungeons & Dragons. She lives in West Bloomfield with her husband and two cats, Roland and Chives.
Born and raised in Midland,Michigan, Sophia earned a bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley State University in International Relations and a minor in Middle Eastern Studies and Arabic. She spent a year studying at the University of Nizwa in Oman during undergrad and later Sophia interned at the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center in Washington, D.C. She then spent a year working in immigration law on familial and spousal petitions.
Sophia has a passion for helping people through difficult times in their lives. She brings 10 years of customer service experience to her work at Transitions Legal, where she strives to assist clients in navigating divorces effectively and with compassion. She lives with her boyfriend and cat in Farmington, and spends her free time going to the theater, reading, and roller skating.
Director of Marketing
Lynne Golodner began working with Alisa Peskin-Shepherd in 2013, to create a brand and a presence for Alisa’s nascent law firm. Lynne guided the branding and narrative formation for Transitions Legal and has supported the firm’s growth ever since. Through her company, Your People LLC, Lynne built and manages the firm website, guides blogging efforts, manages social media, secures interviews and exposure for Alisa and the firm in media, plans and facilitates brand-building events, distributes a monthly newsletter, and initiates more efforts to establish and build a strong brand presence for Alisa Peskin-Shepherd and Transitions Legal.
An author of eight books and a novel due out in September of 2023, Lynne was a journalist for 15 years and has taught writing across America for more than two decades. She hosts the Make Meaning Podcast, where Alisa was a guest on this episode.