20 years of experiencing fighting charges in Colorado.
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.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|10 Best for Client Satisfaction||American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys||2019|
|10 Best Attorneys||American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys||2019|
|Attorney||Garscin Law||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|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Colorado Bar Foundation||N/A||N/A|
|Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|First Judicial District Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Juvenile Services Planning Committee in Jefferson County||Volunteer Attorney||N/A|
|University of Denver Sturm College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|Colorado State University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1992|
|Guest lecturer at Brighton Chamber of Commerce Law Day||Law||N/A|
|Guest lecturer at Golden High School||Law||N/A|
|Guest lecturer at Brighton High School||Law||N/A|
|Guest lecturer at Lukas Elementary School in Westminster||Law||N/A|
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