Ryan Kalamaya Trial Lawyer



Family Law, Personal Injury & Criminal Defense

Ryan Kalamaya is an Aspen attorney handling cases involving personal issues – family law, criminal defense, and personal injury. He recognizes that his clients are often experiencing the most stressful and unnerving times in their lives. Ryan also acts as the firm’s Managing Partner where he handles the day-to-day operations and strategic vision for Kalamaya | Goscha.

Ryan has taken over 50 cases to trial in the Roaring Fork and Vail Valleys. When someone’s life, business, or reputation is on the line, Ryan is there. He is at his best when the stakes are the highest.

Although Ryan is an experienced litigator, he is equally comfortable devising smart settlement solutions for his clients. He is a member of the Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals and International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. He analyzes the facts and law to develop a custom-tailored strategic plan of action for each of his clients. He educates his clients on the available options and the consequences of those options. Ryan distills complex issues into simple concepts for his clients and uses his experience to guide them in their decision to settle or proceed to trial.

Knowledge & Skill

Ryan first cut his teeth as a deputy district attorney in Eagle County. As a lead prosecutor in Eagle County, Ryan only lost one trial in 2.5 years. After the DA’s Office, Ryan began work as a private attorney for Garfield & Hecht, P.C. While there, Ryan was mentored and trained by one of the best Aspen divorce lawyers for over four years.

In his years as an Aspen attorney, Ryan has honed his practice to focus on cases involving personal disputes. He has represented professionals, executives, athletes, Hollywood celebrities and their spouses. He enjoys helping people when they are vulnerable with their backs up against the wall.


Ryan’s clients and peers respect his results in and outside of the courtroom. For the last six years, Ryan has been selected to the Colorado Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars list. Less than 2.5% of attorneys under the age of 40 or with less than 10 years experience are named Rising Stars by Super Lawyers.

Ryan is also a recipient of the Clients’ Choice Award by Avvo.com for the last five years. His perfect rating of 10 out of 10 qualifies him as a “superb” attorney based on his experience, industry recognition and professional conduct. Over 70 clients and attorneys have endorsed Ryan’s work with 5-star reviews.

For the last four years, Ryan was given the Client Distinction Award by the esteemed rating company, Martindale-Hubbell. Recognized for excellence in (1) quality of service, (2) overall value, (3) responsiveness, and (4) communications ability, Ryan was rated a perfect 5 out of 5 by his clients. Less than 1% of the 900,000+ attorneys listed on martindale.com and lawyers.com have been accorded the Client Distinction Award.

A Leader in the Community

Ryan is the past-president for the Ninth Judicial District Bar Association and currently sits on the boards for Alpine Legal Services and 5Point Film.


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by Jacqueline Dayton on Kalamaya | Goscha

I highly recommend Ryan and his team and feel that I got the both best lawyer and outcome possible from a complex, high stress divorce. Ryan and his firm were in my corner every step of the way. I came to Ryan in a potentially bad situation for me and my children. His expertise and skills protected me and got me into a good situation for years to come. He is an upmost expert in his field, trustworthy, respectful of time and highly responsive. I couldn't be more thankful for having Ryan and his team during this difficult time."

by Anonymous on Kalamaya | Goscha

Having Ryan and his team at Kalamaya | Goscha guide me through my recent (and complex!) divorce was the best decision I made. Ryan is sharp, respected, and reliable. He kept me calm, was efficient with our time, and remained exceptionally responsive during the process. He tackled complex issues with innate curiosity, and was able to tap into his wide network of partners/experts to help dissect and add credibility to the strategy. He was quickly recommended to me amongst his lawyer peers as a trusted divorce attorney in the Carbondale and Aspen area. And I understand why. I trust him implicitly and highly recommend him and his firm. Now that I am on the other side of the divorce, I reflect on how approachable and personable his team remained. Ryan was the most helpful part of getting me to the happy place I am today.

by Richard Check on Kalamaya | Goscha

I strongly recommend using Ryan Kalamaya, managing partner of Kalamaya|Goscha as your Aspen Divorce Attorney. In fact, the entire team at Kalamaya/Goscha was involved in my divorce case so as to improve efficiency in dollars spent and prompt response and resolution to all my needs during this stressful legal process. My wife selected an another attorney in Aspen who WAS considered the go to lawyer for divorce in Aspen, and upon my research I heard that Ryan Kalamaya was a young aggressive, brilliant Aspen divorce attorney. He proved that to be true during his 7 1/2 month handling of my case. Ryan kept me calm and patient during the arduous divorce process. My case settled recently and I am extremely happy with the results. Ryan and his team, in my opinion are the "best in class" when it comes to family law and divorce cases in Aspen, Colorado and surrounding areas. I just want to mention that his billing process was way more fair than opposing attorney.

by Anonymous on Kalamaya | Goscha

Ryan and his team were great to work with. He demonstrated deep knowledge of the related law and was thoroughly prepared throughout. I also found his use of modern technology a big plus. I'd highly recommend Ryan for divorce representation in Aspen.

by Virginia Edelson on Kalamaya | Goscha

Ryan was an amazing, thorough, kind and knowledgable resource for me during my divorce. He made sure I knew all of the facts and all of my options before we would act. He was sensitive to the emotions I was feeling throughout the process and was empathetic. I would strongly recommend Ryan.

by Jon on Kalamaya | Goscha
Aspen divorce attorney

Ryan and his team were great to work with. He demonstrated deep knowledge of the related law and was thoroughly prepared throughout. I also found his use of modern technology a big plus. I'd highly recommend Ryan for divorce representation in Aspen.

by Elaine on Kalamaya | Goscha
Excellent Attorney

Ryan was recommended to us for our specific case and because of the area he practiced in. Before retaining Ryan, I contacted him and discussed the details of our situation. Ryan came across as a very caring and passionate person. Due to the nature of our case, this was critical because I needed to know that he could look beyond the boundaries of culture and race and be fair and honest. Throughout the entire case, Ryan was always available to answer all our questions and give his best advice. What I admired most about him was his PASSION for justice. You can fake a lot of things in life, but PASSION is not one of them. I believe that he put his whole heart into our case to see that justice was served. If I had to do it all over again, I would choose Ryan Kalamaya to represent us.

by Veronica on Kalamaya | Goscha
Excellent work!!

Ryan and his team did a wonderful job! I was very pleased with the efficiency and the work ethic that they have!!! Thank you so much!

by Steve on Kalamaya | Goscha
A couple years very fine defense

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.

by Henry on Kalamaya | Goscha
Best attorney and good guy

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.

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Practice Areas
  • University of Colorado Law School
    • J.D. in 2007
    • Class President
    • Graduated in top 25% of class
    • CU Law School Honor Council
  • University of Virginia
    • B.A. with Highest Distinction in 2007
    • Starting Outfielder – Varsity Baseball
    • All-ACC Academic Team
    • United Kingdom Fellow
  • Pitkin County Bar Association
  • 9th JD Bar Association
  • Colorado Trial Lawyer’s Association
  • Colorado Bar Association, Family Law & Criminal Law Sections, Member
  • American Bar Association, Section on Family Law, Member
  • Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
Honors and Awards
  • Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Star – 2014-2019 for Family and Criminal Law
  • Clients’ Choice Award by Avvo – 2013-2018
  • Client Distinction Award by Martindale-Hubbell – 2013