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Trusted Legal & Mediation Services

An amazing value on the western slope

Law for Locals, LLC was established by attorney Melissa Decker to provide affordable legal and mediation services to working people.

One-on-one Representation

Melissa Decker has a reputation for solving problems. Working directly with this experienced litigator, you will experience trust and a burden lifted from your shoulders.

With a top-notch lawyer

Top of her class at the CU Law in Boulder, Melissa Decker was a litigator for seven years. She clerked for Justice Nancy Rice on the Colorado Supreme Court. Melissa opened Law For Locals, LLC in early 2010.
J.D. Colorado Law, CU ’97
M.A. Stanford University ’93
B.A. Yale University ’91

Divorce & Custody

Let us shoulder these burdens.


Get back on track.

Criminal Defense

Touched by the man?

Wills & Trust

Be kind to your loved ones, by thinking ahead.


We guide you through the paperwork morass.  

Business Law

Let us help protect your ventures, old or new.

Prenuptial & Marital

Engaged or newly married with family or business assets to protect?

Mediation Services

Reduce drama

Melissa Decker thrives in the courtroom. But she finds that few normal people/non-lawyers do.

Feel better faster

Save yourself from the anxiety and uncertainty of court with a mediator. By mediating your dispute, whether it be business, custody, divorce, collections or any other pre- or post-litigated controversy, you can resolve your disputes faster and more cost-effectively.

Get it off your shoulders

Law For Locals has extensive mediation experience. We charge $150 per hour for mediation (that is generally split equally between two parties), making it a truly cost-effective and expedient solution.


Divorce mediation

A “mediated divorce” is the best way to divorce without drama.




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291 Main St., 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 504 
Minturn, CO 81645



$175–$225/hr for legal services
$75/hr per party for mediation services

We accept major credit cards.