Our team personally understands the value of practical estate planning guidance for individuals, family farms and ranches, and businesses, large and small. While we know that no one enjoys thinking or talking about end of life issues, our goal is to take the anxiety and mystery out of the process and to educate our clients so they are equipped to make the best possible decisions. We provide personal and value-driven client service. Our process and pricing will be clear from the beginning, with no hidden costs. We offer individualized payment options, including flat fees whenever possible.
Kristin is admitted to practice law in Montana and Colorado.
Kristin L. Bailey – Attorney
Kristin Bailey is a fourth-generation Montanan, raised on her family’s wheat farm in north-central Montana. One of Kristin’s first and longest-running jobs was operating the combine during harvest. Her family continues to farm near Fort Benton. They keep Kristin in touch with the opportunities, realities, and challenges of building and maintaining a family business and transitioning it to the next generation.
Kristin received her law degree from the University of Colorado School of Law in Boulder, Colorado, and her undergraduate degree in History from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. Kristin is currently working toward an Executive LL.M. in Taxation through NYU School of Law. Prior to law school, she served for five years in Washington, DC as a member of Max Baucus’ Senate staff, where she focused on nonprofit policy and tax policy. During Kristin’s law school career, she clerked at the Natural Resources Law Center, the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, The Nature Conservancy, and the law firm of Burns, Figa, and Will, P.C. She went on to practice law at the firm of Trout, Raley, Montaño, Witwer and Freeman, P.C. in Denver, Colorado before establishing this firm. Kristin is licensed to practice law in Montana and Colorado.
Kristin enjoys serving on the Board of Directors for the Bozeman Area Community Foundation and the Red Ants Pants Foundation, as well as the Gallatin Valley Land Trust NextGen Advisory Committee. Kristin loves trail running, skiing at Bridger Bowl, and all things food and art.
Melissa Hill – Paralegal
Melissa Hill graduated in 2006 from the University of Utah with an Honors Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. After graduation, she did government affairs and communications work in Washington, D.C. before returning to her home state of Montana in 2012.
Melissa has worked at Kristin L. Bailey, Attorney at Law, LLC since 2016, first as a Legal Assistant. Melissa earned her Paralegal Certificate in 2017. In her free time, Melissa enjoys cooking, stand-up comedy, and long walks with her family and dogs.
Kelsey Little – Paralegal
Kelsey Little is a Paralegal at Kristin L. Bailey, Attorney at Law, LLC. Kelsey graduated in 2016 from Montana State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management.
Kelsey was born and raised in Montana and moved to Bozeman in 2014 to finish her degree and pursue a career as a Paralegal. She finished her Paralegal Certificate in 2017. In her free time, Kelsey enjoys backpacking, snowboarding, and spending time with her dogs.