Chelsea M. Augelli

Chelsea M. Augelli


From Chelsea’s interview for the Masters of Family Law series on


What is the most rewarding aspect of your practice?

so the most rewarding aspect about being

a family law attorney although it is a

very thankless job at times is really

seeing your client from the beginning

through the end often you take a case

where you feel like man I don’t know if

I’m ever going to be able to fix what’s

happening in this case but eventually

you you really do get to a point where

you feel like you’ve really helped this

family and helped your client get

through probably what’s the most

difficult uh time in their lives but

more often than not I feel that seeing

my client through the end of the case

seeing that they’ve now gotten the

ability to focus on their family and

their children rather than continuing

through litigation is probably the most

rewarding feeling that you’ve made a



grad so I went to Du for both my

undergrad and for law school I’m a

Colorado Native but I had the benefit of

working after law school at a prominent

Family Law Firm that is actually where I

met Christy and I worked as a paralegal

a few years before Law School in a very

high conflict High litigation practice

and so I had the benefit of learning

client management case management I had

great mentors at that firm and that

really solidified my interest in family

law although I did dabble in some other

things during law school but eventually

decided that this was the path for me so

even though I’ve not been practicing

um you know less than about five years

now I definitely have a lot more

experience than most attorneys that have

been in practice as long as I have just

by way of working as a paralegal in

family law prior to that

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)

Chelsea Augelli Super Lawyers Rising Star

Chelsea Augelli - Best Lawyers "Ones to Watch" 2024