Melissa Segers

Attorney at Law


Bachelor of Arts - Duke University
Juris Doctor - University of Colorado School Of Law

Bar Admisions

Colorado, 2011

Memberships & Associations

Colorado Bar Association
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
National Association of Drug Court Professionals
Colorado Juvenile Defender Center
Colorado Law Mentoring Program


Top 40 Under 40, 2020
National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Criminal Defense 2021
Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney 2021 (Attorney & Practice Magazine)

My Passion is Compassion

The law is not just my profession. It is my calling, and compassion for my clients is my compass. With 10 years of trial and litigation experience, I know how to be an uncompromising advocate for my clients, who never loses sight of my clients’ goals. But, I also know that you are possibly feeling scared or anxious or ashamed. Whatever allegations you are facing, I can help. I am not a judge – I am a fighter. If you want a compassionate, zealous advocate on your side, please contact me. I can't wait to meet with you so we can fight the system together.

Ten Years of Trial Experience

Over 10 years of legal practice, I have taken over 50 different cases to trial, including Homicide, Robbery, Sexual Assault, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Drug Crimes, as well as DUIs, Domestic Violence, and Child Abuse

With degrees from Duke University and Colorado Law, I joined the Colorado State Public Defender's Office in Denver County where I practiced as a trial attorney for six years.  The State's Public Defender's Office offers nationally-recognized training for lawyers that is unparalleled in the private sector.  As a public defender and in private practice, I have represented adults and juveniles charged with felonies and misdemeanors. I have helped clients charged with almost every kind of crime that exists in Colorado.  I also served 15 months in Denver County treatment courts, so I have a lot of experience with clients’ struggling with substance abuse.

With over 10 years of experience, I have honed my litigation skills in dozens of trials and hundreds of motions hearings and other litigation.  Several clients and cases left an indelible impression on me.

One case was a domestic violence case, which I took to trial.  My client was adamant that no domestic violence had occurred, but the police and the prosecutor believed the complaining witness; despite witnesses and factual evidence that directly contradicted her story.  We fought hard at trial.  I confronted a police officer on the stand who tried to alter his version of events to help the prosecution's case.  I also got the complaining witness to contradict herself.  After the jury acquitted my client, the prosecutor came up to me and shook my hand saying, “I mean this as a compliment. You are a bulldog.”

Get a legal Bulldog on your side

I have a passion for fighting for people and their constitutional rights and advocating for change in our judicial system. You don’t have to fight your case alone. I can guide you to a successful resolution of your case. Please contact me so we can start fighting your case together!

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