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About Me

In our  free time, my wife and I enjoy watching and supporting our  teenage son and daughter play competitive baseball and softball, respectively.  I also enjoy running, and try to run at least one marathon each year.   I volunteer on the School Accountability Committees at the middle school and high school in our community.  I also volunteer on the board of directors for the homeowner's association where I live. 


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Practice Areas


  1. Personal Injury: 55%
  2. Car Accidents: 30%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 10%
  4. Ethics & Professional Responsibility: 5%

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Russell. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Linda Jane Chalat

    Russell is an experienced litigator who listens to his clients, responds to their needs and fights for thier rights.


    Linda Chalat Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Chalat Hatten Koupal & Banker PC

1900 Grant Street
Suite 1050
Denver, CO, 80203-4349

1900 Grant St Ste 1050
Denver, CO, 80203



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198609/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Supers Lawyes5280 Magazine2013
Super Lawyers5280 Magazine2012
Super Lawyer5280 Magazine2011
Super Lawyer5280 Magazine2010
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyChalat Hatten & Koupal1999 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Rhone Brackett Inn of CourtMember2008 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Natalie Sexton v. Chase Kavcak, Case #2009cv212, Summit County District CourtTried to a jury in Breckenridge, Colorado. Verdict for Plaintiff in the amount of $75,000 ($40,000 for economic losses, $25,000 for physical impairment, and $10,000 for non-economic damages)
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas Tech University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
University of Texas System, AustinPhilosophy, AccountingBA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationPain Medications: Some Traps for the Patient and Lawyer2012