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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.


Prior to joining The Law Offices of D.R. Jones, she was a trial attorney with Colorado State Public Defender's Office. She is an experienced litigator and trial attorney having tried more than 50 cases. Melissa's criminal defense experience ranges from murder, assault, violations of the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act and sexual assault to DUI's, domestic violence and drug cases. In addition to her courtroom experience, Melissa was promoted to Senior Attorney of the third largest regional office supervising, training and mentoring more than 20 lawyers. Melissa also volunteered as a member of the Juvenile Services Planning Committee in Jefferson County and has presented at the Brighton Chamber of Commerce Law Day. Melissa has been a guest lecturer at many area schools including Golden High School, Brighton High School and Lukas Elementary School in Westminster.


Melissa has practiced in the areas of criminal defense, construction litigation, landlord-tenant litigation and family law. Melissa has earned the reputation as a tough litigator who zealously represents her clients while maintaining the highest degree of professionalism.


Melissa spends her free time with her family. She is married and has two children who are involved in numerous activities including karate, soccer and piano lessons. Melissa is an avid sports fan; she loves the Denver Broncos and the Colorado Avalanche. She also plays soccer, enjoys camping and hiking and loves to cook.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 80%
    18 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 10%
  3. Divorce: 10%
    9 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Christopher Daniel Leroi

    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.


    Christopher Leroi Mediation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Lauren Jennifer Cutuly Campoli

    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.


    Lauren Campoli Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Garscin Law

2801 Youngfield St.
Suite 300
Golden, CO, 80401


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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver Sturm College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Colorado State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1992