Ryan Kalamaya Trial Lawyer



Family Law & Personal Injury

Ryan is 5th-generation Coloradoan who grew up in Longmont thinking he would be a professional baseball player. He was rarely the most talented on his team growing up. But Ryan worked harder than everyone else. He practiced until his hands blistered and then he practiced some more.

Baseball is 90% mental, the other half is physical.

Yogi Berra

Ryan made it pretty far in baseball….playing in front of thousands of fans in the Atlantic Coast Conference as an outfielder for the University of Virginia. He hit a couple of game-winning home runs, but a scout for a MLB team told him, “Son, you got some talent, but you’re going to need some help to take to the next level.” Ryan knew that “help” meant steroids.

Instead of cheating, Ryan retired his baseball cleats, dusted off his ski boots and bike shoes and came home to Colorado to become a lawyer.

Hitting Home Runs in the Courtroom

Baseball and practicing law have a lot in common. There is a team component — lead attorney, support group (associate attorney, paralegal, and legal assistant) and the client — and an individual competition between the opposing attorneys. Like figuring out what pitch is coming, legal strategy and attention to detail are crucial if you want to hit a home run at trial or in a settlement. Talent and experience matter, but often a game or case is won through sheer grit, determination and hard work.

Although Ryan is a skilled litigator, he is equally comfortable devising smart settlement solutions for his clients. He analyzes the facts and law to develop a custom-tailored strategic plan of action for each of his clients.

Your Story Matters

High-stakes legal negotiations and trial work was a natural transition for Ryan. But what separates Ryan from other trial lawyers is his passion and empathy for his client’s story. He recognizes that his clients are often experiencing the most stressful and unnerving times in their lives.

As the managing partner of Kalamaya | Goscha and married father of two, Ryan understands the pressure of running a successful business while raising children in these historic, challenging times. He has experienced the pain and frustration of having a family member suffer from substance abuse and mental illness.

A Leader in the Community

Ryan spends a significant amount of his time helping local non-profit organizations and giving back to the community. He is the Chairman for the Board of Directors of Alpine Legal Services, a legal organization ensuring access to justice for those less affluent in the Roaring Fork Valley.

Until recently, he also served on the board of directors for 5Point Film, an adventure-film festival based in Carbondale. He is the past-president for the Ninth Judicial Bar Association, the local bar association for Garfield County.

Ryan and Amy Goscha host Divorce at Altitude, a weekly podcast that provides tips and tactics to navigating divorce, parenting, relationships and breakups. Episodes include conversations with experts such as CPAs, mediations, custody evaluators, and more.

More About Ryan

Ryan is married and the father to two young children. He is an avid skier, mountain-biker and rafter. He can be frequently found driving his family around the American West in a Sprinter van looking for his next campsite, put-in or trail-head.

He lived for a year in England before backpacking across the world. He has visited over 30 countries across 6 continents.

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Kalamaya | Goscha
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 84 reviews
 by John P

100% RECOMMENDED! The divorce process is truly an agonizing, mentally draining and stressful process to go through. Even more so when there are children involved. Ryan came recommended to me from multiple other attorneys. I reached out to him and I explained my case. From the original consultation throughout the whole ordeal, Ryan helped me maintain focus on what my goals were which I laid out in that initial consultation. Ryan steadfastly kept me apprised of cost / benefit analysis on every little battle. In the end I feel like I got the absolute best representation and results given my personal situation. Ryan got me more time with my children than my wife was willing to give me. He also saved me an absolute a lot of money. Ryan’s complete knowledge of caselaw and all the procedures associated with family law was incredible. On multiple occasions he had to correct and educate my ex-wife’s attorney. I would reccomend Kalamaya | Goscha without hesitation nor reservation to anyone seeking the absolute best representation in their divorce.

 by Shelly Sager

I had the pleasure of working with Ryan Kalamaya, who represented one of my clients in his divorce proceedings. I found Ryan extremely knowledgeable on Colorado domestic relations law as well as rules and procedures associated with litigation. He grasped very complex monetary issues easily, developed well-reasoned and well-written settlement proposals and ultimately drafted and negotiated both a Memorandum of Understanding and Marital Settlement Agreement. We then participated in an Arbitration subsequent to the divorce being finalized and skillfully conducted both direct and cross examination of expert witnesses, which resulted in a victory for my client. Ryan has the personality and legal knowledge to handle difficult clients and aggressive opposing counsel. I highly recommend him to handle family law matters that involve high net worth clients especially those whose financial affairs are complicated, contain hard to value assets and/or have assets across numerous asset classes.

 by Jacqueline Dayton

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."

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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
Honors and Awards
  • Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Star – 2014-2019 for Family and Criminal Law
  • Clients’ Choice Award by Avvo – 2013-2020
  • Client Distinction Award by Martindale-Hubbell – 2013