Our Team

Why Kalamaya | Goscha

Our business is personal. We only take cases involving highly personal disputes — divorce, personal injury, and criminal charges. No one wants to call a lawyer — but they’re damn glad when they call us. Our team focuses on one thing: fighting for people in the Roaring Fork and Vail Valleys who are involved in the worst situations of their lives. There are no easy cases for us. But we do them well.

Below are other ways we are different from the rest:

– We leverage cutting-edge technology to enhance our efficiency and accessibility. Among the many arrows in our quiver is e-discovery, financial modeling and trial presentation software normally reserved for the largest law firms in the country.

– We bring extraordinary vigor and energy to every case. You won’t ever question whether this is just a job to us.We take on fewer clients than other law firms in the Vail and Roaring Fork Valleys so that we can do better work. Limiting the amount of matters we take on allows us to be more accessible.

– We take a holistic, team approach to each problem. Each case is reviewed from multiple angles.

– We are transparent about our fees and costs. Look around and you will not find any other local firm that publishes their rates online.

– Any lawyer can tell you how slick they are in the courtroom. We rely on what our clients say about us. There are over 100 testimonials about our work.

practice areas

Criminal Defense

Kalamaya | Goscha’s team of former prosecutors is unparalleled in defending those charged with crimes the Roaring Fork and Vail Valleys. Our reputation as skilled trial lawyers enables us to obtain favorable results during pre-trial negotiations.

DUI/DWAI

We have a team of lawyers with the experience, skills and reputation to attain the best possible outcome for your DUI arrest. Kalamaya | Goscha has over 80 5-star reviews by former clients, and have collectively handled thousands of DUI cases.

Personal Injury

Kalamaya | Goscha helps victims and their family members rebuild after a serious accident or injury. We have a team of lawyers with experience in and out of the courtrooms in the Central Rockies to seek justice on your behalf.

Family Law

We understand the emotional & financial turmoil involved with domestic relations. While we strive for peace and cooperation, we also aggressively protect our clients when necessary. We have extensive experience with a variety of family law disputes.

Divorce

Our award-winning divorce team is known for getting results in and outside of the courtroom. We help smooth out the bumpy and complex road to a new chapter in your life.

Spousal Support/Alimony

Determining maintenance in a Colorado divorce is not simply about plugging numbers into a spreadsheet and applying a formula. We leverage cutting-edge software to analyze the financial issues involved in a case where maintenance is involved.

Marital Agreements

We offer creative solutions while ensuring that written agreements are enforceable. Amy and Ryan have negotiated and drafted a number of pre-marital and marital agreements to provide financial security and predictability.

Parental Relocation

Relocation frequently comes up in divorces or general child custody disputes in places like Aspen or Vail because of the high cost of living. We have litigated and settled a number of parental relocation cases.

Child Custody

Kalamaya | Goscha has carved out a reputation as the child custody lawyers who can effectively tell a parent’s story. We are known for our work in highly contentious parenting disputes.

Aspen Office

Edwards Office

GLENWOOD SPRINGS OFFICE

Testimonials

Ryan Kalamaya and his team did an outstanding job. I came to him not knowing what to expect, because I had never been in such a severe wreck before. I was nervous, injured and didn’t know what to do. Ryan and his whole team treated me with care and compassion. If I was ever confused, fearful or had any questions they were ready to help. The entire process was professional and attentive. I couldn’t have hope for a better person to have my back during such a traumatic time. Thank you to Ryan and his wonderful team. Highly recommended.

-Jennifer

Ryan represented me with a divorce that could have been super tumultuous. While everyone warned me that the lawyers will end up with all of the money, I felt that Ryan put me first and truly had my best interest in mind. He steered me in the right direction at every crossroad and was very careful to not drag out the divorce and fairly settle the disputes in mediation. He turned into a great friend in the process!

-anonymous

Ryan is an excellent attorney for many reasons. He is incredibly knowledgeable and also very compassionate. He listened to my concerns and always helped steer me in the right direction. I am grateful to have had such a great support system during a very tough time in my life. I would recommend Ryan to anyone needing legal advice!

-Trent

Amy was professional and clear about the legal process. She was very responsive to requests, questions and communication requests. She was also sensitive to our family’s needs and how she could help us.

-Jennie
Aspen Attorney Georgina Melbye

Georgina has to be one of the best lawyers in the state of Colorado. Other than being very intelligent, she is very dependable and resourceful. I would recommend her any day and glad I was able to have such a professional lawyer to have my back. My case was dismissed and it could not have been done without the help of Georgina.

-anonymous

My ex-wife came back at me 3 years later for more. I engaged Ryan Kalamaya. From the beginning he accurately predicted the outcome, and his strategy was just right. It was a long slog, because her lawyer stalled and dragged out every bit possible, but in the end Ryan succeeded, the judge denied her case, and she settled. Throughout Ryan gave me sage advice. He also helped keep my bill from growing too much, and correctly advised me not to bother with unnecessary things that I would have done, but they’d only have wasted time and money. All in all it was an awful experience being inappropriately attached with exaggerations and untruths, but putting my trust in Ryan’s knowledge of the system, kept me going, and in the end things worked out as best as possible. I would clearly recommend him to anyone needing help on divorce matters. He knows the law. He quickly learned the many details of my case. He’s really good at making computers work well. At one point she gave the opposite answer to a question she’s answered 2 years earlier, and on the fly during the trial, he was able to quickly search through a 1,000 pages of documentation find that page of her old testimony and confront her with it. Ryan is a great, well-rounded guy, and I’m extremely glad I engaged his services. I can’t speak more highly of him.

-Steve

Amy was extremely knowledgeable, succinct, direct and worked so hard to move my case along in a timely fashion. She is kind and a wonderful human being, and I left the process feeling I also had a friend.

-Natalee

I was looking for a divorce attorney who knew their stuff but would not be contentious for the sake of it. It was my hope to settle and if not settle then to mediate. Amy fit the bill. She knew the law, was easy to communicate with and was reachable. She was straight forward and helped me to reach a settlement that secures my future. She was reasonable yet did not back down on the important issues.

-L.E.

Amy guided me through my complicated divorce with patience, support and excellent advice. She has the ability to be personable during the emotional times and at the same time very business like when needed. I feel I got the best result with minimal pain for me and my family thanks to Amy.

-Regina

Ryan was sympathetic, helpful and caring. He worked with me financially and emotionally & did everything in the best interest of my family. I feel very greatful to have had him on my side. Thank u Ryan.

-Robin

This is the first time I have ever had to work with a lawyer to solve a problem. Myself and some friends were involved in a rear end collision. A drunk driver hit us from behind at full speed while stopped at a red light. Ryan Kalamaya and Kalamaya | Goscha were able to provide me with a clear idea of how things would happen during this process and actively followed through every step of the way just as described. If anything unexpected came up Ryan would meet with me or accept calls to discuss and resolve the matter right away. Ryan and his team managed to get things done in a very short amount of time with a huge amount of success in return. I highly suggest anyone in a tough situation with the law to contact Ryan Kalamaya in the process.

-John

Ryan is very knowledgeable and experienced in matters of the court and the players involved. I could tell after our first conversation that Ryan is passionate about the law and getting the best result possible. My case involved very sensitive family issues and strange circumstances and he was very compassionate and extremely detail oriented. His honesty and trustworthiness helped me sort through my fear of being intimidated and lied about in a serious court setting. I would recommend Ryan many times over. Thank you Ryan.

-Lauren
Aspen Attorney Georgina Melbye

Georgina is the best attorney I have had representation with, including civil and criminal. She truly cares, is calm, diligent, and you rest assured with her expertise the BEST possible outcome, if it can be, will be the result of her efforts on your behalf.

-Jud
Aspen Attorney Georgina Melbye

Georgina was great! She made the whole process really easy, I was able to sit back and let her do the work through the whole process. She did a fantastic job of keeping me informed and in the loop whenever nessicary. She helped me reach a deal with the DA and was able to refund a portion of my retainer. Thanks Georgina and RKV Law.

-Zach

5 stars Ryan helped me through an accident involving a drunk driver with multiple serious injuries, including myself. He made the process very easy and kept me in the loop the entire way. Not to mention, Ryan helped me get a great settlement for all of us. If you are in the Aspen/Colorado area, he’s your guy.

-Henry

Ryan resolved a post-decree issue for me. I reached out by email and he responded within the hour. We had a phone meeting the next morning. Ryan is a very good listener, and asked the right questions. He can process lot of information very quickly. He was very clear about what we could and could not do. Within 24 hours, he had reviewed my documents. and we had a plan to move forward. His communication was extraordinary with all parties involved.

I was very well represented.

He resolved my case in 21 days. I got a better outcome than I expected. He thought of things that 3 previous attorneys missed. I wish i had hired him to handle my divorce from the beginning. It would have taken less time, and I would have gotten a better settlement with less drama.

-Cynthia

Amy was great. She entered my case two years after the original divorce and helped negotiate a much better parenting plan for me and alleviated a ton of stress from my situation while working with an extremely unreasonable attorney and client on the opposing side. Amy was very professional and easy to work with.

-Anonymous
Aspen Attorney Georgina Melbye

Georgina kept me updated throughout my case and was devoted to getting me the outcome that we had set out to obtain. Thank you Mrs. Melbye!!!

-Marjorie

I worked with Ryan and his very good assistant in the firm for 8 months dealing with a rear end collision. During that time I received timely notifications with a kind tone. Due to my accident I was not very clear or punctual but Ryan sorted out the facts and dealt with all the insurance adjusters and and medical bills so that I could focus on recovery. Once I had recovered, Ryan quickly wrapped up my case and sent me a nice check. With out Ryan’s help I would not have healed as well or as fast, nor  received compensation for this accident. Ryan is a my top recommendation for any personal injury case you may have.

-Kain

Amy gave me a sense of security and confidence.
She always provided me with the right information and steps to follow in my case, and always addressed my pending questions and concerns.
I am glad she helped me out with my case and that everything turned out as we hoped it would.

-Alex
Aspen Attorney Georgina Melbye

Georgina was always available and very responsive to our needs and questions! She was very knowledgeable and patient when it came to explaining the, often confusing and complicated, legal process! We had the best possible outcome with Ryan and Georgina and highly recommend them!!!

-Carla

Ryan is a very personable and knowledgeable. He is responsible to his clients and treats them with respect and courtesy. He takes the time to think through complex issues and communicates problems and solutions with clarity and understanding. I would definitely give Ryan a 5-Star rating.

-Mark

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