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Ryan Andrew Kalamaya

Divorce and separation Attorney at Aspen, CO

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About Ryan

Learn Ryan’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%

    14 years, 250 cases

  2. Car accident
    20%

    11 years, 50 cases

  3. Personal injury
    20%

    13 years, 75 cases

  4. Wrongful death
    10%

    11 years, 4 cases

I am a trial attorney and founding partner of Kalamaya | Goscha. I have taken over forty cases to trial, including approximately two dozen jury trials. Several of my cases have been featured in news publications like the Wall Street Journal, ESPN, New York Times and Denver Post. I have been named to the Rising Stars list for the last five years by Colorado Super Lawyers for Family Law. I am one of only three Rising Stars in Family Law based in the Central Rockies and Western Slope.

I primarily handle cases involving personal issues – divorce, child custody, complex property valuation, persons accused of committing crimes, and personal injury.

Personal Info: I earned a scholarship to play baseball at the University of Virginia. I spent a year teaching History in England at an elite boarding school, and have traveled to over 25 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. In my free time, I enjoy skiing, fly-fishing, mountain biking, and chasing my two toddlers around the mountains with my wife.

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Licensed for 15 years
State CO
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 01/13/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Kalamaya | Goscha
133 Prospector Road
Suite 4102X
Aspen, CO, 81611
Kalamaya | Goscha
202 8th Street
Suite 1
Glenwood Springs, CO, 81601
Kalamaya | Goscha
Vail Centre - Edwards Campus
216 Main Street, Suite C-124
Edwards, CO, 81632
Kalamaya | Goscha
44 Cook Street
Suite 100
Denver, CO, 80206
Kalamaya | Goscha
4450 Arapahoe Ave.
Suite 100
Boulder, CO, 80303
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Posted by Melanie | February 8, 2021
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Ryan is a winner!
Most aspen attorneys won’t put forth any effort to help you. They know there are only a handful of them. But Ryan has integrity and cares about the outcome.
Posted by John | December 21, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
100% RECOMMENDED! Ryan is an incredible attorney!
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.
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Posted by anonymous | November 10, 2019
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Anonymous
Ryan is an amazing attorney and I would recommend him to anyone needing an attorney. I have recommended many to him and they are very happy I did. He is very personable and easy to talk to. Ryan was very communicative with me on everything. He walked me through everything that he expected would happen in my case and made recommendations with a game plan. In the end, Ryan got me the best possible outcome and we were very happy with the results . Ryan knew the judge very well, as well as opposing counsel. He prepared me for the judge (how they rule) and opposing attorney’s strategy. In Court Ryan knew my case very well and he had me and my family very well prepared. He fought hard for us and got me what I was fighting for.
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Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2019
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Exceptional Service
After a horrific accident, I was at a loss to find an appropriate lawyer to represent me. A good friend had previously worked with Ryan and highly recommended him. Ryan constantly stayed on top of all negotiations and the case was settled smoothly and quickly to my satisfaction.
Posted by Kelly | May 22, 2019
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Complicated Car Accident
My fiancé and I were in a bad car accident in a different state while on a road trip. We are forever indebted to Ryan and his amazing team at Kalamaya | Goscha for helping us get through a really difficult and prolonged car accident settlement. It involved multiple parties with complicated insurance situations and several injuries. Ryan’s team was highly communicative and responsive and truly had our best interest at heart. In what can be an extremely stressful and trying time, they answered all of our questions, alleviated our stress, and took care of everything we needed from start to finish. We ended up with a larger settlement than we hoped for and can’t recommend them highly enough!
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Posted by Katie | May 17, 2019
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Highly recommend Ryan and his reputable team
Having Ryan and his team at Kalaymaya and Goscha guide me through my recent (and complex!) divorce was the best decision I made. Ryan is sharp, respected, and reliable. He kept me calm, was efficient with our time, and remained exceptionally responsive during the process. He tackled complex issues with innate curiosity, and was able to tap into his wide network of partners/experts to help dissect and add credibility to the strategy. He was quickly recommended to me amongst his lawyer peers as a trusted divorce attorney in the Carbondale and Aspen area. And I understand why. I trust him implicitly and highly recommend him and his firm. Now that I am on the other side of the divorce, I reflect on how approachable and personable his team remained. Ryan was the most helpful part of getting me to the happy place I am today
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Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2019
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Aspen divorce attorney
I strongly recommend using Ryan Kalamaya, managing partner of Kalamaya/Gosha as your Aspen Divorce Attorney. In fact, the entire Team at Kalamaya/Goscha was involved in my divorce case so as to improve efficiency in dollars spent and prompt response and resolution to all my needs during this stressful legal process. My wife selected an another attorney in Aspen who WAS considered the go to lawyer for divorce in Aspen, and upon my research I heard that Ryan Kalamaya was a young aggressive, brilliant Aspen divorce attorney. He proved that to be true during his 7 1/2 month handling of my case. Ryan kept me calm and patient during the arduous divorce process. My case settled recently and I am extremely happy with the results. Ryan and his team, in my opinion are the "best in class" when it comes to family law and divorce cases in Aspen, Colorado and surrounding areas. I just want to mention that his billing process was way more fair and considerate than opposing attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2019
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Family Attorney
Ryan was helpful in keeping a fair and balanced perspective during the process... helping us move through a really difficult time
Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2018
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Free and Clear
Ryan and his team were great! He worked with the DA to resolve my case so that I didn't need to go to court, and my record is clean.
Posted by Jon | April 30, 2018
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Aspen divorce attorney
Ryan and his team were great to work with. He demonstrated deep knowledge of the related law and was thoroughly prepared throughout. I also found his use of modern technology a big plus. I'd highly recommend Ryan for divorce representation in Aspen.
Posted by Elaine | February 27, 2018
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Excellent Attorney
Ryan was recommended to us for our specific case and because of the area he practiced in. Before retaining Ryan, I contacted him and discussed the details of our situation. Ryan came across as a very caring and passionate person. Due to the nature of our case, this was critical because I needed to know that he could look beyond the boundaries of culture and race and be fair and honest. Throughout the entire case, Ryan was always available to answer all our questions and give his best advice. What I admired most about him was his PASSION for justice. You can fake a lot of things in life, but PASSION is not one of them. I believe that he put his whole heart into our case to see that justice was served. If I had to do it all over again, I would choose Ryan Kalamaya to represent us.
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Posted by Veronica | October 26, 2017
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Excellent work!!
Ryan and his team did a wonderful job! I was very pleased with the efficiency and the work ethic that they have!!! Thank you so much!
Posted by Steve | September 29, 2017
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A couple years very fine defense
My ex-wife came back at me 3 years later for more. I engaged Ryan Kalamaya. From the beginning he accurately predicted the outcome, and his strategy was just right. It was a long slog, because her lawyer stalled and dragged out every bit possible, but in the end Ryan succeeded, the judge denied her case, and she settled. Throughout Ryan gave me sage advice. He also helped keep my bill from growing too much, and correctly advised me not to bother with unnecessary things that I would have done, but they'd only have wasted time and money. All in all it was an awful experience being inappropriately attached with exaggerations and untruths, but putting my trust in Ryan's knowledge of the system, kept me going, and in the end things worked out as best as possible. I would clearly recommend him to anyone needing help on divorce matters. He knows the law. He quickly learned the many details of my case. He's really good at making computers work well. At one point she gave the opposite answer to a question she's answered 2 years earlier, and on the fly during the trial, he was able to quickly search through a 1,000 pages of documentation find that page of her old testimony and confront her with it. Ryan is a great, well-rounded guy, and I'm extremely glad I engaged his services. I can't speak more highly of him.
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Posted by Henry | August 6, 2017
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Best attorney and good guy
Ryan helped me through an accident involving a drunk driver with multiple serious injuries, including myself. He made the process very easy and kept me in the loop the entire way. Not to mention, Ryan helped me get a great settlement for all of us. If you are in the Aspen/Colorado area, he's your guy.
Posted by John | July 19, 2017
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Car accident
This is the first time I have ever had to work with a lawyer to solve a problem. Myself and some friends were involved in a rear end collision. A drunk driver hit us from behind at full speed while stopped at a red light. Ryan Kalamaya and RKV Law were able to provide me with a clear idea of how things would happen during this process and actively followed through every step of the way just as described. If anything unexpected came up Ryan would meet with me or accept calls to discuss and resolve the matter right away. Ryan and his team managed to get things done in a very short amount of time with a huge amount of success in return. I highly suggest anyone in a tough situation with the law to contact Ryan Kalamaya in the process.
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Posted by Kain | July 6, 2017
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Ryan Kalamaya Review
I worked with Ryan and his very good assistant in the firm for 8 months dealing with a rear end collision. During that time I received timely notifications with a kind tone. Due to my accident I was not very clear or punctual but Ryan sorted out the facts and dealt with all the insurance adjusters and and medical bills so that I could focus on recovery. Once I had recovered, Ryan quickly wrapped up my case and sent me a nice check. With out Ryan's help I would not have healed as well or as fast, nor received compensation for this accident. Ryan is a my top recommendation for any personal injury case you may have.
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Posted by Jennifer | July 4, 2017
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Injured in accident
Ryan Kalamaya and his team did an outstanding job. I came to him not knowing what to expect, because I had never been in such a severe wreck before. I was nervous, injured and didn't know what to do. Ryan and his whole team treated me with care and compassion. If I was ever confused, fearful or had any questions they were ready to help. The entire process was professional and attentive. I couldn't have hope for a better person to have my back during such a traumatic time. Thank you to Ryan and his wonderful team. Highly recommended.
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Posted by shaun | March 23, 2017
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Traffic/DUI
Ryan was highly recommend by a close friend of mine. My case was dealt in a professional manner ,brief and short call's and focused on my problem .I would use Mr Kalamaya's law firm again ,but I hope not.
Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2016
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Excellent Work!
Ryan represented me with a divorce that could have been super tumultuous. While everyone warned me that the lawyers will end up with all of the money, I felt that Ryan put me first and truly had my best interest in mind. He steered me in the right direction at every crossroad and was very careful to not drag out the divorce and fairly settle the disputes in mediation. He turned into a great friend in the process!
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Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2016
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Excellent attention to detail, professional
Ryan was referred to me by a friend and I'm very glad that I chose to work with him regarding my divorce. He was very professional, responsive and patient with all of my questions and concerns. Ryan was also very thorough in guiding me through all of the necessary steps, in addition to providing excellent advice. I highly recommend him and would hire him again without question.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 395-450 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Kalamaya | Goscha
  • 2017 - Present
  • Partner
  • Reynolds, Kalamaya & Voboril, LLC
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Associate
  • Garfield & Hecht, PC
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Office of the District Attorney for the 5th J.D.
  • 2007 - 2010
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Education

  • University of Colorado School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of Virginia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Legal Cases

  • Restaurateur Pays Up
  • Favorable Settlement
  • Drug Deal Gone Bad
  • Favorable Plea Bargain
  • Dismissed DUI in Basalt
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • Alpine Legal Services
  • Board Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • 5Point Film Festival
  • Board Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Snowmass Village Homeowners Association
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Ninth Judicial District Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Pitkin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Ninth Judicial District Bar Association
  • President
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Aspen Young Professionals Association
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Aspen Public Radio Citizens Advisory Board
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Continental Divide Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2013
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Summit County Police Training
  • Practical Guide to Search & Seizure Law
  • 2009
  • Graduation for Class of 2007
  • Commencement Speech
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (30)
Endorse Ryan
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ryan was a pleasure to work with in an area of law that can often be highly litigious and contested. I have worked with many family law attorneys who encourage their clients to battle with their spouses in a divorce, and these attorneys often employ the same techniques in their negotiations with opposing counsel. While it is important to advocate for your client, it is also important to maintain a good relationship with opposing counsel in order to reach the best settlement for your client, whenever settlement is possible. Ryan's ability to work with opposing counsel is an asset and it did not diminish his ability to fight for his client when necessary. In fact, it often made him sound more reasonable when he did take a stand on certain issues. These attributes helped facilitate a settlement which is useful in almost all divorce cases, but especially those that involve children."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ryan is an outstanding attorney and a true professional. I highly recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan has the passion and experience to effectively handle your personal injury, divorce or criminal matter. I have known Ryan for almost a decade, and would absolutely endorse him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ryan is a great colleague and advocate for his clients. He brings creative and fresh solutions to an area of the law where precedent tends to dictate instead of innovation within precedent. His tenacity and energy foster trust and good client relationships. I fully endorse Ryan."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is sharp, attentive and hard working. I highly endorse Mr. Kalamaya."
Family Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Ryan Kalamaya. It is rare to find a relatively young attorney who has the skills, knowledge and confidence of far more experienced attorneys. Ryan very quickly earned that kind of reputation when he started practicing in this jurisdiction."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch defense lawyer for tough cases. Highly respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Kalamaya is an exceptional attorney. He is intelligent and has a great work ethic. I recommend him for all of your litigation needs in Pitkin County."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kalamaya is simply an exceptional attorney who I would recommend to everyone and anyone. I am a former judge, former magistrate, former prosecutor, and an attorney with 24 years of experience. I still learn from his answers on Avvo on a daily basis and I am constantly impressed."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Kalamaya. We have worked together on matters relating to family law, wrongful death, criminal law, and related matters. I consider him to hold a high standards of practice, and I otherwise believe him to be a capable litigation attorney."
Family Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I am a family lawyer in Atlanta and my client and I needed assistance in Colorado. Ryan was quick to respond to our call; listened well; knew the law and was able to quickly analyze the matter. He charged a reasonable fee to assist the client and met a tight deadline."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Ryan. He is aware of his clients needs and knows what to takes to win in the courtroom."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is a common sense attorney with creative solutions to problems both big and small. Hardworking and honest, I recommend Ryan to anyone seeking an attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"As a former co-worker of Mr. Kalamaya's for over two years, I can assure you that he is a hard working, professional, and competent counselor. He will go the extra mile to make sure you are adequately represented. I would recommend him for any of your legal needs. If he is not an expert in the area, he knows someone who is."
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