Heather Johnston

Managing attorney

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Heather Johnston founded Sapphire Law Group to deliver big-firm quality legal services to families and businesses in a way that is personal, convenient and efficient. Heather brings her extensive legal experience in real estate, title and financing and combines it with her passion for technology and efficiency to serve her estate planning, trust and estates and business clients.

Heather has received an “AV-Preeminent™” Rating by Martindale-Hubbell and has been named as a SuperLawyer Rising Star, and to the Best of the Bar and Top Lawyers.  She has been a panelist for numerous local, state and national seminars for attorney continuing legal education and for industry groups, and has authored published articles on real estate, estate planning, insurance and related topics.

Meighan Justice

senior Paralegal / Office Manager

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Meighan Justice chose to become a paralegal as a way to combine her passion for knowledge and her love for helping people and does both with the highest level of compassion, integrity and humor.  Meighan has worked with some of California’s most prominent estate planning, business and real estate attorneys and, more importantly, their clients.  She takes great pride in finding the little things that make a client feel heard, respected and valued.  

Lisa Warren

Legal Assistant / Paralegal

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Lisa grew up in the Folsom area and always dreamed of working in the legal field. She first began working in the legal field while attending California State University, Sacramento. She graduated with a B.S. in Criminal Justice with a minor in English Literature in 2003. Wanting to continue her education, she attended law school at night while working as a paralegal in the employment law field. Lisa graduated from Lincoln Law School in 2008, earning a J.D. degree. During law school, Lisa was president of the Federalist Society and helped mentor young students. Lisa worked for the Sacramento County District Attorney’s office for two years before moving to real estate and transactional law.

Kellyann Petty


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Kellyann did not grow up with aspirations to work in the legal field.  But here she is, and she has found it to be a very rewarding career choice.  Kellyann began her legal career as a file clerk in 2008 at a boutique law firm in Sacramento shortly after graduating from Sonoma State University with a B.A. degree in Communications.  It was a surprise to her how much she enjoyed working with legal assistants and attorneys to provide exceptional client service.  It became her motto “what can I do to help you help our client?” Ten years later, several of those years working closely with Heather and Meighan, Kellyann has grown as a capable paralegal and is an integral part of the client-service oriented team at Sapphire Law Group.

Kenny Johnston

Firm administrator / Software Engineer

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Kenny brings a unique combination of skills to Sapphire Law Group. He has nearly two decades of experience creating and managing technology for law firms and legal services providers. He has led countless software development projects, managed distributed teams and written software used by hundreds of law firms to streamline their operations, information management and integrations with various platforms.