Crystal Settlemoir, Associate

Biography

Crystal Settlemoir is a member of the firm’s Health Care Services practice group. She joined Sandberg Phoenix from a small St. Louis firm, bringing with her a depth of experience in defending healthcare providers in high-exposure medical malpractice cases. Crystal is committed to achieving the best results for her clients and has represented numerous medical facilities and health care providers throughout Missouri and Illinois.

At Sandberg Phoenix, Crystal provides Medical Malpractice Defense services and is an active member of the Correctional Medicine team. Crystal has defended hospitals and institutions, physicians and physicians’ groups, and nurses and CNAs in a wide array of medical malpractice cases including emergency medicine, nursing negligence, obstetrics/gynecology, and wrongful death, among others. She has also represented providers, physicians and nurses in §1983 deliberate indifference cases in federal court.

Focused on providing exceptional client service, she emphasizes listening to clients in order to fully understand their objectives, needs and priorities, and believes in being diligent in her client interactions. Crystal is licensed in Missouri and Illinois and practices in state and federal courts. She has defended corporate clients and individuals through all stages of litigation, including state and federal jury trials and state court appeal.

Background

Crystal attended Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri as one of 40 Presidential Scholars and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science with Distinction in Economics from the Honors College.

She went on to receive her Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law where she served as the Associate Managing Editor of the Journal of Dispute Resolution, the Co-President of Lambda Legal and the Assistant Mock Trial Director on the Board of Advocates. While at the University of Missouri, Crystal was also a 1L Moot Court Top 10 Oral Advocate and earned a CALI Award for the highest grade in Pre-Trial Litigation and a Pro Bono Certificate.

Professional Organizations

Crystal is admitted to practice law in Missouri and Illinois and is a member of the Missouri Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association and the Lawyers Association of St. Louis.

She also serves on the Executive Board of the Young Lawyers’ Division of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and on the Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis (2018-2019 WLA Foundation Board of Directors).

Civic Activities

As an active member of her community, Crystal serves on the Board of Directors of Room at the Inn, an emergency homeless shelter serving women and families in the St. Louis area, as Board member at large and Chair of the Advancement committee. She also volunteers as the Vice-President of the Young Friends of Project, Inc. Board, an organization that provides adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities dignified jobs and positive social interaction.

BIOGRAPHY

Crystal Settlemoir is a member of the firm’s Health Care Services practice group. She joined Sandberg Phoenix from a small St. Louis firm, bringing with her a depth of experience in defending healthcare providers in high-exposure medical malpractice cases. Crystal is committed to achieving the best results for her clients and has represented numerous medical facilities and health care providers throughout Missouri and Illinois.

At Sandberg Phoenix, Crystal provides Medical Malpractice Defense services and is an active member of the Correctional Medicine team. Crystal has defended hospitals and institutions, physicians and physicians’ groups, and nurses and CNAs in a wide array of medical malpractice cases including emergency medicine, nursing negligence, obstetrics/gynecology, and wrongful death, among others. She has also represented providers, physicians and nurses in §1983 deliberate indifference cases in federal court.

Focused on providing exceptional client service, she emphasizes listening to clients in order to fully understand their objectives, needs and priorities, and believes in being diligent in her client interactions. Crystal is licensed in Missouri and Illinois and practices in state and federal courts. She has defended corporate clients and individuals through all stages of litigation, including state and federal jury trials and state court appeal.

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