SAPPHIRE LEGAL - Employment, Unemployment, Construction & Real Estate Attorney
Sapphire Legal was formed in September 2017 when owner, Kristi Pimpleton, returned to practicing law after a three-year battle with an illness that almost took her life. During her illness and while on medical leave, Kristi's employment and partnership at a law firm were terminated, leaving her unemployed, without an income, and devastated. Kristi was also denied long-term disability insurance benefits, which she appealed and several months later, finally won. These circumstances, combined with mounting medical bills, resulted in financial hardship, which was humbling and made Kristi think deeply about her life.
Determined to help others facing similar situations, the passion to help others that motivated Kristi to attend law school was reignited. Kristi decided to open her own firm working part-time from home. She changed her practice to focus on people instead of companies. She became an advocate for individuals, the underdogs, and the disadvantaged, which fits perfectly with her drive to achieve justice and has made her a better lawyer. Sapphire Legal takes pride in being different. It offers unique legal services and fee arrangements in an effort to improve access to justice, and it responds to every intake form it receives, whether it can help or not. Although we are by no means saving the world, we strive to make a little piece of our clients' worlds better.
The firm was named Sapphire Legal in honor of Kristi's parents, who worked hard to give her a better life than they had and supported her decision to attend law school as a single mother. Kristi's mother's birthstone is the sapphire. Her stepfather, who treated her as his own and is deeply loved and missed, tragically died in 2005 in a motorcycle accident caused by a drunk driver. Per his wishes, his ashes reside in Montana's Sapphire Mountains.