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James has received 12 peer endorsements

Catherine A. Chan
Catherine Chan Denver, CO - 4 months ago

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

I endorse this Jim Chalat. Jim is a knowledgeable and passionate advocate for his clients. He brings confidence and experience to bear on all his cases. He is admired and well-known in the courts in which he practices, especially the Federal District Court for the District of Colorado. I know personally that the Board of the Faculty of Federal Advocates considered making bylaws amendments to allow Jim to continue his invaluable service to the Board. I consider Jim an outstanding attorney, a gentleman, a friend and a mentor. He is my go-to contact and referral for complex civil litigation on behalf of injured plaintiffs.
Michael S. Waddington
Michael Waddington Evans, GA - 4 months ago

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.
Christopher Daniel Leroi
Christopher Leroi Greenwood Village, CO - About 1 year ago

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Mr. Chalat constantly provides excellent legal advice that not only benefit the asker of the question, but also fellow attorneys. Even though I have been an attorney for 23 years and even a judge and magistrate, I learn new aspects about the law from him every day.
Jeffrey Larkin Wertz
Jeffrey Wertz Aspen, CO - Almost 2 years ago

Relationship: Worked together on matter

I endorse this lawyer. I had the pleasure of working with Jim Chalat as co-counsel on a very serious Car vs. Motorcycle case. His expertise in handling the depositions of our client and another critical witness was invaluable in getting the maximum payout from the carrier. Jim is a lawyer that other lawyers go to for answers to tough questions and for advice on complicated matters. He is a great resource for the injury bar in Colorado and, I suspect, nationally.
Matthew C Clawson
Matthew Clawson Colorado Springs, CO - Over 2 years ago

Relationship: Other

I endorse this lawyer.
Leslie E. Van Alstine II
Leslie Van Alstine Manistee, MI - Almost 3 years ago

Relationship: Worked together on matter

My dealings with Mr. Chalat were not only pleasant they were downright inspirational. I have met few attorneys who have such a commanding presence. During our dealings he was responsive and personable. I look forward to working with him in the future.
Douglas Irwin Mcquiston
Douglas Mcquiston Denver, CO - About 3 years ago

Relationship: Worked together on matter

I endorse this lawyer. I have defended more than 20 matters in which Mr. Chalat served as counsel for the Plaintiff. I have also worked with Mr. Chalat as co-counsel on a high-exposure, complex ski accident matter. He is one of the few attorneys with whom I have dealt whom I can endorse without hesitation and without reservation. He is widely known to be the pre-eminent expert in ski accident litigation and complex injury work. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of both the law and medicine involved in complex injury cases, and this knowledge is coupled with a keen and formidable courtroom presence and impeccable ethical and professional approach to the practice. But perhaps his strongest attribute as an attorney is his passionate commitment to his clients. I would not hesitate to recommend Mr. Chalat, and have done so on many occasions. I look forward to working with him in the future, whether as a worthy adversary or trusted co-counsel.
Michael Justin Rosenberg
Michael Rosenberg Denver, CO - Over 3 years ago

Relationship: Worked together on matter

I endorse this lawyer. Jim has a great legal mind, is a tremendous strategist, and has an attention to detail that is second to none. I would recommend Jim to anyone who has a large or complicated personal injury case, as he and his firm will give the case the attention it deserves and they will do everything within their power to ensure a successful outcome.
Barry Meinster
Barry Meinster Conifer, CO - Almost 4 years ago

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

I endorse this lawyer. Because I do not practice in the areas of personal injury or medical malpractice, it is necessary for me to refer these matters out. I’ve practiced since 1973, and my clients trust my recommendations. It is extremely important to my reputation that any attorney I use as a referral source maintain the highest level of competence and professionalism. Mr. Chalat meets these criteria. Clients who I have sent to him report complete satisfaction with his services, and they are very pleased with the results he has obtained for them.
Thomas J Overton
Thomas Overton Denver, CO - Almost 4 years ago

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Jim Chalat is one of the finest lawyers in Colorado. He has received national attention for his work on ski safety cases (a feature in Newsweek magazine), and he acheived the largest medical malpractice verdict in Colorado history. He also has one of the largest personal injuriy verdicts in Colorado history. Mr. Chalat handles cases in Colorado and around the country. In addition to his law practice Mr. Chalat is active in the community. He is generous, compasionate and a tireless advocate. Jim Chalat is a true professional in every sense. If you have a legal issue you want Jim Chalat on your side.