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Melissa Garscin

Criminal defense Attorney at Denver, CO

5.0   5 reviews

also known as GLaw Defense

  • Licensed for 25 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Melissa

Learn Melissa’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    45%
    Garscin Law P.C. is a criminal and DUI law firm based in Denver and Golden, that provides legal services for adults and in juvenile courts throughout the State of Colorado. We can also help you get your records sealed.

    26 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    40%
    Garscin Law P.C. is a criminal defense and DUI defense law firm.

    26 years

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    10%
    Traffic tickets can have serious collateral consequences to driving privileges or loss of work. Garscin Law can help with your traffic cases.

  4. Expungement
    5%
    Having a record can effect many areas of your life. Garscin Law can help you file to have your record sealed or expunged.

    16 years

Melissa Garscin is a criminal and DUI Attorney with more than 20 years of experience defending criminal cases in Colorado. Melissa Garscin is a Colorado native and a graduate of Colorado State University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Criminal Justice. In 1998, she earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver, College of Law. She is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, the Denver Bar Association and is licensed to practice law in the Colorado State and the U.S. District Courts.

 

Melissa started her law career as a trial attorney with the Colorado State Public Defender's Office. Melissa's criminal defense experience ranges from murder, assault, violations of the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act, sex crimes, DUI, domestic violence, drug cases and traffic violations. Melissa is an experienced litigator and trial attorney having tried more than 100 cases in different jurisdictions in Colorado.

In addition to her extensive courtroom experience, Melissa has earned a valuable spot in the community for her volunteering work as a member of the Juvenile Services Planning Committee in Jefferson County. For her contributions as a lecturer at the Brighton Chamber of Commerce Law Day. As well as, for participating as a guest lecturer at many schools in the area, including Golden High School, Brighton High School and Lukas Elementary School in Westminster.

Over the years, Melissa has earned the reputation as a tough litigator who zealously represents her clients while maintaining the highest degree of professionalism.

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720-955-6112

Location

Melissa Garscin
2406 W. 32nd Ave
Suite C
Denver, CO, 80211

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Reviews

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Posted by Mary | July 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Melissa took care of my case of a illegal search and seizure. She was amazing. I felt very at ease knowing she was on my side. She actually listened to what ihad to say and did not jump the gun and judge me before we went over my case. I wpuld definitely choose her should I ever need an attorney again. Thank you melissa. Charges dismissed
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Posted by Tyisha | July 30, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great, supportive, and patient attorney
I was very satisfied with Melissa Garscin services. She fought for my case even when I didn’t believe it was possible. Shes very in tune with her knowledge of the law and personal with her clients. She speaks facts and will not sugar coat anything, giving false hopes. Melissa pushed the hard line not once backing down from the DA. Her advice had a huge impact on me but she made it clear at the end of the day it was my choice and offered the support I needed in making any decision only after giving all options available to me in my case.
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Posted by Todd | April 30, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Sharp, smart, informed
Lawyers are supposed to have a bad name, but the Colorado Legal Defense Group exhibited service, insights, and grace that should make anyone feel very confident in calling upon their aid. I had an emergency legal case come up and Colorado Legal Defense Group looked like they had a specialty in this area. One of the lawyers (a 19-year veteran of the Denver PD as Lieutenant, whose experience there was helpful) answered the call at about 10pm on a Sunday night, and reassured me on the situation. During the week I spoke with another lawyer on staff -- 3 people all told during the week, including Melissa Garscin. All of them were very detailed about my situation and the possible outcomes. When the DA announced his office would not be pressing charges, Melissa said she'll tear up the check I had written them because they didn't have to dig in and represent me in court. So the week's worth of communication ended up being gratis. Pretty classy move, imho. Most appreciated!
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Posted by Jacque | January 31, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Legal Representation
Melissa Garscin handled my legal defense. She consulted with me and provided the exact information I needed to make decisions for my case. She promptly returned my phone calls, kept me well informed and updated in a timely manner. I always felt like my case was a priority and she was on top of every detail. I am very confident in referring her to anyone looking for legal representation. She was knowledgeable an reasonably priced. Thank you Melissa!
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Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2015
Extremely Trust Worthy
I hired Melissa Garscin for a criminal defense matter. She was knowledgeable and responsive. She kept me informed, explained everything in detail in a comprehensive way. I felt like I understood everything I needed to. She was always on top of things, even though she was very busy. I do not have any experience with such things or attorneys but I feel confident in referring her to anyone that needs representation. I will also note that her billing was clear and concise. Never did I question a thing in that regard.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • Garscin Law P.C.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Senior Managing Attorney
  • Colorado Legal Defense Group
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Partner
  • The Law Offices of D.R. Jones
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Inman Flynn Biesterfeld & Brentlinger P.C.
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Senior Attorney
  • Brighton Regional Public Defenders office
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Trial Attorney
  • Office of the Public Defender – Jefferson & Adams County
  • 1998 - 2008
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Education

  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Colorado State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Associations

  • Colorado Bar Foundation
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  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association
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  • First Judicial District Bar Association
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  • Juvenile Services Planning Committee in Jefferson County
  • Volunteer Attorney
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2019

Speaking Engagements

  • Guest lecturer at Lukas Elementary School in Westminster
  • Law
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  • Guest lecturer at Golden High School
  • Law
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  • Guest lecturer at Brighton High School
  • Law
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  • Guest lecturer at Brighton Chamber of Commerce Law Day
  • Law
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (14)
Endorse Melissa
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"I hear nothing but great things about Melissa in our Colorado office!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"It's good to know someone with Melissa's skills and experience is part of our Colorado office. She gives her all to her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Am so thrilled to be working alongside such a tremendously devoted attorney like Melissa."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am honored to call Melissa a colleague. I highly recommend this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Melissa is one of the most experienced and effective criminal defense attorneys in Metro Denver. She has a deep understanding of how the Colorado criminal justice system works, and great relationships with deputy district attorneys, probation officers and judges. A person facing criminal charges in the Denver area could not find better counsel."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Absolutely terrific attorney. I would not look anywhere else if you need criminal defense representation in Metro Denver."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"Melissa is excellent. Decades of experience matched with extraordinary skills."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"Melissa does remarkable client-focused, results-oriented work in our Colorado office. I'm proud to endorse Melissa."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Attorney Michael Becker is lucky to be working with Melissa Garscin in Colorado. With four decades of combined experience, they make a great team."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I'm proud to be working with Melissa at Colorado Legal Defense Group. Her knowledge, experience, creativity, and deep empathy for clients make her a great attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I keep hearing attorney Michael Becker rave about his new Colorado co-counsel, and no wonder. Melissa has helped hundreds of people over her career and shows no signs of stopping."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Competence + compassion = Melissa. So happy you've joined Colorado Legal Defense Group."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I've heard such great things about Melissa since she joined our Colorado office!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Melissa truly cares about her clients and delivers five-star legal representation. Am proud that she works in the Colorado office of our firm."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"So glad Melissa joined the Colorado office of our firm. Her vast experience is second-to-none."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Garscin continues to impress and provide excellent, well-reasoned, and common sense advice on Avvo. I learn from her every day and that is definitely saying something. I have been practicing for 24 years and have been a judge, magistrate, prosecutor, and private attorney. I would recommend her to everyone and anyone."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Garscin is extremely knowledgeable in the area of criminal defense. For years, she dedicated her career to criminal defense, negotiation and trials. She was a wonderful mentor as well as a good friend. I do not hesitate to recommend her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Melissa Garscin is an exceptional attorney. She is incredibly smart and fights hard for her clients' rights. She is also a terrific person. I recommend her with great confidence."
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Denver Criminal defense Lawyer Melissa Garscin
Melissa Garscin
Criminal defense Attorney
Denver, CO
Licensed for 25 years
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