Our team is passionate about helping individuals, families, and business owners achieve peace of mind and avoid unnecessary future conflict by carefully crafting and implementing effective estate plans specifically tailored to each client’s goals, priorities and concerns.
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 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 she earned her LL.M. in Taxation from NYU School of Law. Her undergraduate degree is in History from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. 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 Red Ants Pants Foundation. She is a former Board member of the Bozeman Area Community Foundation and served on the Gallatin Valley Land Trust NextGen Advisory Committee. Kristin loves trail running, skiing at Bridger Bowl, and all things food and art.
Lucy Page Chesnutt – Attorney
Lucy Page Chesnutt is originally from the mountains of North Carolina, but now calls Montana home.
Lucy Page received her undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During college, she spent a summer on Flathead Lake studying ecology and she knew she had to move back to Montana. After graduation, she moved to Bozeman where she worked for the Montana Outdoor Science School as an instructor and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks as a research technician. She then attended the University of Idaho College of Law where she graduated with an emphasis in Natural Resources and Environmental Law. During law school, she clerked with the Idaho Attorney General’s Office and the firm of Doney Crowley Payne and Bloomquist in Helena. Thereafter, she moved to Oregon to practice with Schroeder Law Offices, a boutique water law firm. In 2020, after nearly nine years away, Lucy Page and her husband, a second generation Montana physician, returned home to Bozeman. Lucy Page is licensed in Montana and Oregon (inactive).
When not working, Lucy Page enjoys skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and spending time with her husband and their dog, Hazel.
Kelsey Little – Paralegal
Kelsey Little is a Paralegal at Bailey Law Group PLLC. 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.
Carley Ridgway – Paralegal
Carley Ridgway is a Paralegal at Bailey Law Group PLLC. Prior to becoming a paralegal, Carley worked for 12 years in advertising, accounting and human resources. Carley began her career managing payroll and benefits at a large advertising firm. She then moved into post-production where she managed a variety of artists, budgets and timelines on large budget campaigns for clients such as BMW, Chevrolet, Cisco, Comcast, Google and Ram. Carley has also managed financials for a family-owned residential design and build firm.
Carley grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, but spent many summers in her formative years working on a ranch in Wyoming. In 2013, she moved to Bozeman to finally call the mountains her home. Carley enjoys doing anything outdoors with her husband, daughter and golden retrievers, and coming home to her current flock of five chickens.
Olive – Chief Barker and Listener
Olive the Dog is Of Counsel at Bailey Law Group PLLC. Olive spends most of her time listening attentively for the first three minutes of client meetings, accepting treats, and napping. When she’s not slaving away at the office, Olive can be found escaping yards to chase the rabbits of Bozeman.