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Greg Greer, Georgina Melbye, Michael Fox, Michael Wilmore, Elizabeth Hardman and paralegal Shannon Holleran form the backbone of the firm’s criminal defense practice. This team of criminal defense attorneys includes former prosecutors and public defenders unparalleled in defending those charged with crimes in the Roaring Fork Valley, Vail Valley, Western Slope or the Front Range. Our reputation as skilled trial lawyers enables us to obtain favorable results during pre-trial negotiations.

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Team Defense

Kalamaya | Goscha uses a team approach in representing people accused of crimes. Georgina worked as a prosecutor and appears in court on a weekly basis. She successfully prevailed at trial against the elected District Attorney for Pitkin and Garfield County, Jefferson Cheney, in a DUI trial in Aspen. She she also won a jury trial involving felony and DUI charges in Aspen. She has taken multiple criminal trials to verdict in Aspen and Eagle. Managing Partner, Ryan Kalamaya, frequently consults on the firm’s criminal defense cases. He is a former prosecutor who lost only 1 trial in Eagle County when he was a deputy district attorney.

The other side of the team comes from a public defender background. For twenty-five years, Greg Greer has helped thousands of Garfield County clients successfully make their way through a difficult criminal justice system. In 1987, he was chosen to head the Glenwood Springs Regional Public Defender’s office, covering the entire Ninth Judicial District and Eagle County in the Fifth Judicial District. 

Similarly, Michael Fox was a criminal defense attorney with the Colorado Public Defender’s Office in Colorado Springs. He has defended 100s of felony and misdemeanor drug, assault, theft, DUI and other criminal cases with numerous cases going to trial.

Michael Wilmore was a criminal defense attorney with the Colorado Public Defender’s Office in Grand Junction. He has represented 100s of people accused of traffic offenses, misdemeanors, and felonies. His trial experience includes representing people accused of First-Degree Murder, Aggravated Robbery, Drug Distribution, and several other serious felony charges.

Elizabeth Hardman worked as a Deputy State Public Defender in Weld County, Colorado. She represented hundreds of clients, both adult and juvenile, involving forcible sexual assault, unlawful sexual contact, assault on a peace officer, assault, domestic violence assault and obstruction of telephone service, violation of a protection order, child abuse, DUI/DWAI, and theft.

Greg, Georgina, Michael Fox, Michael Wilmore, Elizabeth and Shannon work as a team on behalf of the firm’s clients.

Skilled & Experienced

Greg, Georgina, Michael Fox, Elizabeth Hardman and Michael Wilmore are familiar with all of the prosecutors and judges in Aspen, Vail, Eagle, Glenwood Springs, El Jebel, Rifle, Grand Junction and Summit County. They recognize when a plea bargain is fair and when to set a case for trial.

A number of the firm’s cases have been reported in the Wall Street Journal, LA Times, Denver Post, Aspen Daily News, Aspen Times, Vail Daily and other news outlets. Our clients have included Hollywood celebrities, blue-collar workers, single mothers, successful business executives, and teenagers.

Awards Matter

Greg was selected for the Colorado Defense Bar Gideon Award, which is presented to Colorado Lawyers for remarkable effort to fulfill the promise of Gideon v. Wainwright and dedication to advocacy on behalf of the poor. He has been named a Colorado Super Lawyer for criminal defense.

Similarly, both Georgina and Michael Fox boast numerous 5-star reviews on Avvo.

Kalamaya | Goscha moves mountains for those unfairly accused of crimes in Aspen, Glenwood Springs, Vail, Grand Junction and Denver. If you, a friend or family member has been arrested, please call one of our attorneys to find out your rights.

Transparent Flat Fees & Payment Plans

We are one of the only criminal defense attorneys in Colorado that is fully transparent about our rates and billing practices. We accept all major credit cards, cash or check. Most of our clients prefer to pay a flat fee. We are flexible on payment plans for flat fees. And unlike most criminal defense attorneys, we also offer hourly rates if you want to only pay for our time. Read more about our flat fees, hourly rates & payment plans here.

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