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Melissa L. Decker

Law for Locals
  • Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy, Criminal Law ...
  • Colorado
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Practice Areas
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Reasonably-priced legal and mediation services.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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10th Circuit
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  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Attorney, Mediator & Owner
Law for Locals
- Current
Legal & mediation services for Western Slope residents, specializing in family law, bankruptcy & criminal defense.
Judicial Law Clerk
Colorado Supreme Court
Law clerk to Justice Nancy E. Rice.
University of Colorado Law School
Honors: Law Review Articles Editor.
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Stanford University
M.A. | Latin American Studies
Honors: Departmental Fellowship, Teaching Assistant.
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Yale University
B.A. | Latin American Studies
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Professional Associations
Colorado Bar Association, Continental Divide Bar Association
Chair, JD5 Access to Justice Committee
- Current
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Articles & Publications
Understanding Employer Sanctions
Stanford University's Center for US/Mexico Relationsm
Trained Mediator - Colorado
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
Law for Locals, LLC
291 Main Street, Suite 200
Minturn, CO 81645
Telephone: (970) 476-4244
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