Chelsea M. Augelli’s practice focuses exclusively on family law matters. Chelsea brings a breadth of experience in divorces, common-law marriages, complex financial matters, allocation of parental responsibility actions, parenting time disputes, post-decree child support and/or maintenance modifications, relocation matters, as well as drafting cohabitation or prenuptial agreements. She also has substantial experience with high conflict cases involving mental health and substance use issues.
While Chelsea is a zealous advocate with broad litigation experience, she strives to give her clients a realistic and solution-oriented approach to resolving the issues in their cases. Chelsea believes her role as a family law attorney is to mitigate harm to families and to maintain civility and professionalism when dealing with the highly emotional and difficult issues that can arise in domestic relations cases.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Chelsea spent several years working as a paralegal for a prominent Colorado family law firm specializing in high-conflict litigation. Chelsea was a judicial intern at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for a number Administrative Law Judges, worked in the Family Violence Unit at the District Attorney’s Office in the 2nd Judicial District, and represented victims of domestic violence in the Sturm College of Law Civil Litigation Clinic. Chelsea was also appointed as a Guardian Ad Litem in civil protection order cases through the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center.
Chelsea is a Colorado native and enjoys taking advantage of the Colorado outdoors, yoga, watching Colorado Avalanche hockey, cooking, live music, and learning about wine.
Bachelor of Arts: 2013, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado
Major in Sociology and minors in Business Administration and Socio-Legal Studies
Juris Doctor (J.D.): 2019, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, Colorado
Honors: 2018-2019 Bingham Family Endowed Scholarship, Burg Endowed Scholarship and Mary T. Hoagland Scholarship
Honors: Civil Litigation Clinic Outstanding Student Lawyer
Honors: Treasurer- Children’s Legal Advocacy Group
Colorado Women’s Bar Association, Public Policy Committee Member
Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section
Denver Bar Association
Arapahoe County Bar Association
Volunteer – Metro Volunteer Lawyers
Volunteer Guardian Ad Litem for Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center
Selected as a Rising Star by Colorado Super Lawyers Magazine for 2022
Chelsea Augelli and Tamara Kuennen, Domestic Violence & Men’s Professional Sports: Advancing the Ball, 21 U. Den. Sports & Ent. L.J. 27 (2018)