Georgina Melbye Partner & Trial Lawyer



Family Law, Criminal Defense, & Personal Injury

Georgina Melbye is an experienced personal injury, family law, and criminal defense attorney with a passion for problem-solving that enables her to break down complex legal issues into manageable parts. Analyzing legal issues is a lot like planning a backcountry ski-trip: you achieve success by working efficiently and effectively analyzing risks. Most importantly, you and your teammate must have extreme trust in one another to navigate often changing and unsafe conditions. The attorney-client relationship requires similar levels of trust.

Georgina’s approach has earned her a reputation as someone who is tireless in her pursuit of justice for her clients with a high rate of success. Georgina has extensive experience in family law including divorce, child custody, and business valuations. She has also handled over 300 DUI and DWAI cases and other complex criminal matters in Pitkin, Garfield, and Eagle County. Her personal injury experience ranges from motor vehicle accidents, to wrongful death claims, and ski accidents.

Experience in Challenging Terrain

While every backcountry tour shares some of the same elements, each trip is unique. Conditions often change by the minute. The mark of a truly skilled mountaineer is using basic tools and knowledge to successfully navigate new problems.

Georgina understands that every tour, like every legal case, requires a unique strategy.  From complex financial consideration in family law matters to fighting for your constitutional rights in a criminal case, Georgina has the underlying experience to appropriately analyze and handle whatever challenges your legal matter presents. She has handled hundreds of family and criminal matter cases in Pitkin, Garfield and Eagle County.

A Goal-Driven Approach

Georgina strives to offer a variety of approaches to reach your legal summit. Georgina is certified and trained in collaborative law. The foundation of the collaborative law approach is an agreement not to litigate. If a team-style, non-litigation approach to your divorce interests you, be sure to ask Georgina for more information.

Georgina also offers unbundled legal services. If you feel comfortable handling your divorce on your own but want to ensure you are reaching the best possible outcome, consider having Georgina working in the background to consult on strategy, review and edit court filings, and assist in the preparation of settlement agreements. Georgina can also represent you on a limited-scope basis to prepare for and attend a court hearing.

Community Involvement

Georgina is an active member of her local community. She currently serves as secretary on the board of Aspen Strong. A non-profit, Aspen Strong, helps connect the community to mental health services. She is also serves on the Young Lawyers Division board and previously served on the board of the Pitkin County Bar Association. During law school, Georgina worked at the Colorado Innocence Project and remains committed to giving back to the community in the form of pro bono legal work.

Georgina is inspired by her clients’ strength and determination, as well as their willingness to trust her with their cases. She understands that each case is unique, just like every individual she works with, and will do her utmost to find the best possible outcome for each situation. Her goal is not just to reach the summit of your case, but also to empower you during the journey.

More About Georgina

Georgina has always been fond of the outdoors. Growing up on a farm outside of Boulder, she spent her days riding horses and did so competitively through college.

When she’s not in the office, you can find Georgina exploring the mountains on her skis with her husband, Stephen, and their two dogs, Yuki and Bear. Together, they live in Snowmass Village and are lucky enough to call the Roaring Fork Valley, home.

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 by Miranda Y

When I first began the process of my divorce I called several law firms, none of whom were nearly as responsive as Kalamaya Goscha who immediately connected me with Georgina Melbye. I don't know how I could have handled this stressful process without her in my corner, she was reliable, compassionate, and transparent every step of the way and ensured everything was handled fairly in what could have otherwise been a much more challenging process. I also really appreciate how they did everything they could to keep costs down, it truly made me feel as though this firm cares for their clients. I am so grateful for my experience with them and would recommend Kalamaya Goscha and especially Georgina to anyone!

 by Brian Tannebaum

As a lawyer who needed to engage the services of Kalamaya | Goscha, I have to say I couldn't have gotten a better result. You would be hard pressed to find better representation in the Roaring Fork Valley. Thanks for all your help!

 by Cole Sharpe

That girl Georgina! I don’t know who she reached out to or what she said but my TSA pre check was approved within hours of me letting her know that Homeland Security was waiting on my adjudication to come back clear. She’s the real MVP!

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Practice Areas
  • University of Colorado Law School
    • J.D. in 2014
    • Graduated in top 25% of class
  • Cornell University
    • B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations in 2011
    • Captain of Varsity Equestrian Team
    • All-Ivy Academic Team
    • Cornell Tradition Fello
Honors and Awards
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star list 2022
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star list 2021