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 claims. Crystal is committed to achieving the best results for her clients and has represented numerous medical facilities and health care providers throughout the State of Missouri.
At Sandberg Phoenix, Crystal provides legal assistance in the Hospitals, Long-Term Care and Senior Living and Physicians/Allied Health Professionals industries, as well as Medical Malpractice Defense services. Crystal has defended hospitals, physicians and nurses in a wide array of medical malpractice cases including obstetrics/gynecologic, emergency medicine, nursing negligence and wrongful death, among others. 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.
Outside her legal practice, Crystal enjoys running, tennis and travel. She can also be found attending Cardinals games, concerts and outdoor events all around St. Louis.
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.
Crystal is admitted to practice law in Missouri and Illinois and is a member of the Missouri Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and the Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis.
As an active member of her community, Crystal volunteers as the Vice-President of the Young Friends of Project, Inc. Board. Project, Inc. is an organization that provides adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities dignified jobs and positive social interaction. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Room at the Inn, an emergency homeless shelter serving women and families in the St. Louis area.