Georgina Melbye Trial Lawyer



Family Law & Criminal Defense

Georgina Melbye is a trial attorney with experience in family law and criminal defense. She has certifications in collaborative law and mediation and has completed intensive trial skills training at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

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  as well as other complex criminal matters. Georgina has handled over 300 DUI and DWAI cases in Pitkin, Garfield, and Eagle County.

Knowledge & Skills

Prior to joining Kalamaya | Goscha, Georgina worked with the Honorable Elizabeth Starrs in Denver District Court. Georgina grew familiar with family law issues including divorce and child custody.

After working with Judge Starrs, Georgina strengthened her litigation skills working at the Boulder District Attorney’s Office where she took three misdemeanor cases to trial and argued numerous motions. Georgina’s time at the District Attorney’s office allows her to analyze a criminal case from multiple angles.

Georgina has helped her clients charged with alcohol related driving offenses reach satisfactory outcomes in their cases. In April 2017, she took a DUI case to trial against the elected district attorney. After deliberating for almost four hours, the jury returned a verdict of not guilty.

Georgina’s representation extends to fighting for your privilege to drive by requesting a license revocation hearing through the Department of Motor Vehicles. Notably, she successfully argued that a police officer improperly pulled over a vehicle which resulted in the client keeping a valid driver’s license.

Georgina has also handled a variety of domestic relations cases in her time as a Pitkin County lawyer. From custody disputes, to complex financial matters, Georgina can confidently assist you with every aspect of your divorce. Georgina passionately represents her clients’ interests in court. She has experience representing clients at contested final orders hearings, emergency hearings, and contempt hearings.

Whether in the criminal or domestic relations, Georgina vigorously advocates for her clients at some of the most challenging moments of their lives.

A Tailored Approach

Georgina strives to offer a variety of approaches to resolving legal problems.

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 determine the most cost-efficient and effective representation for your individual case.


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by Kevin on Kalamaya | Goscha

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 on Kalamaya | Goscha

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 on Kalamaya | Goscha
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