Garscin Law  


Melissa Garscin

                       Golden Lawyer    Telephone: 303-205-8495    Email:                

    Melissa Garscin is a Golden Attorney specializing in Criminal Law throughout Metro Denver.  Melissa Garscin is a Colorado native and a graduate of Colorado State University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminal Justice. In 1998 she earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver, College of Law.  After graduating from law school, Melissa worked for over ten years as a trial attorney with the Colorado State Public Defenders Office.  Prior to opening her own firm, Melissa was a partner at The Law Offices of D.R. Jones and was an associate at Inman, Flynn, Biesterfeld & Brentlinger P.C.

    Melissa Garscin is an experienced litigator and trial attorney. She has extensive criminal law experience defending people who have been charged with all types of offenses ranging  from serious felonies such as  murder, assault, drug distribution and possession, sexual assault and fraud to misdemeanors and traffic offenses such as DUI’s and domestic violence cases. Melissa has earned the reputation as a tough litigator who zealously represents her clients while maintaining the highest degree of professionalism.

    In addition to her courtroom experience, Melissa enjoyed training and mentoring younger lawyers when she was promoted to Senior Attorney of the Brighton Regional Public Defenders office. Melissa also volunteered as a member of the Juvenile Services Planning Committee in Jefferson County and has been a guest lecturer at the Brighton Chamber of Commerce Law Day and at many area schools such as Golden High School, Brighton High School and Lukas Elementary School in Westminster.

    In her free time Melissa likes to spend time with her family. She is married and has two children. Melissa is an avid sports fan; she especially loves to watch the Denver Broncos and the Colorado Avalanche. She also plays soccer, enjoys cooking, camping and hiking.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense for Adults and Juveniles
  • Record Sealing and Expungement
  • Deregistration proceedings

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado


  • University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado
    J.D. – 1998
  • Colorado State University
    B.A. – 1992
    Major: Sociology – emphasis in Criminal Justice

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
  • First Judicial District Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Office of the Public Defender – Jefferson & Adams County, Trial Attorney
  • Inman Flynn Biesterfeld & Brentlinger P.C., Associate
  • The Law Offices of D.R. Jones – Partner


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