Georgina Melbye Partner & Trial Lawyer



Family Law, Criminal Defense, & Personal Injury

Georgina is passionate about solving problems. 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 is motivated and rewarded by the full trust her clients place in her to guide them through some of the most challenging times in their lives.

As a Pitkin County lawyer, Georgina specializes in family law including divorce and child custody. She also specializes in driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while ability impaired (DWAI) cases ,  other complex criminal matters, and personal injury. Georgina has handled over 300 DUI and DWAI cases in Pitkin, Garfield, and Eagle County.

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.

In addition to a collaborative approach, 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 preparation of settlement agreements. Georgina can also represent you on a limited-scope basis to prepare for and attend a court hearing.

You can rest assured that Georgina will spend the time to plan the most cost-efficient and effective route for your individual case.

Community Involvement

Georgina 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.

Georgina also previously served on the board of the Pitkin County Bar Association.

During law school, Georgina worked at the Colorado Innocence Project. She remains committed to giving back to the community in the form of pro bono legal work.

More About Georgina

Georgina and her fiancé live in Snowmass Village with their two dogs Yuki and Bear.

Georgina grew up on a farm outside of Boulder and rode horses competitively through college. Like most people lucky enough to call the Roaring Fork Valley home, Georgina loves all things outdoors.

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 by Kevin

I have nothing but wonderful things to say about the team of people over at Kalamaya | Goscha, especially the services of Ms. Georgina Melbye. Since the very beginning of my DUI case, she was there making sure that I felt comfortable and in the know with everything going on. Being that it was my very first court case ever, the whole process felt pretty scary and overwhelming. Having Georgina there made everything clearer, less confusing, and and overall just took a lot of anxiety off my plate. When it came to the sentencing of my case, instead of simply settling on the normal sentence the judge would typically address in this scenario, Georgina spent months and months fighting to get me a better plea deal from the DA. In the end, she did exactly that, and I am so grateful. She is professional, she works hard for her clients, and most importantly she is just really good people. Easy to communicate with, straightforward, nonjudgemental and compassionate. I can’t thank Georgina and the entire team and Kalamaya Goscha enough for their time and services through such a scary and uncomfortable time. I would highly recommend to anyone going through any legal troubles.

 by Wil Little

I was recently represented by Ryan Kalamaya and Georgina Melbye of Kalamaya | Goscha during a divorce in Aspen Colorado. Ryan and Georgina did an outstanding job of advising me and helping to settle the case promptly. I would certainly recommend them for anyone going through this unfortunate process.

 by Chris
My first time having to get a Lawyer

Sometimes mistakes are made in life and circumstances require legal representation. This was my first time having to get a lawyer and I cannot tell u how happy I was that I went with Kalamaya/ Goscha. Georgina did everything she said she would do and fought for the best outcome possible. She took the time to communicate all the legalities concerning my case and in a way that gave me confidence for a positive outcome in my case. I am grateful for how my case ended and would recommend Georgina to anyone who needs a lawyer

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  • 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