Posted by Rachael
From day one, Russell has made the process of my injury as painless as possible. No hassle of the behind the scenes paperwork, just simple questions and contact. I didn't need the stress of the lawsuit while I was healing. And he certainly took care of everything with respect and curtosy. I will go to him if I ever find myself in need of a medical malpractice lawyer again. I can't thank him enough!
Posted by Larry
Russell was very knowledgable of certain unique aspects of the two insurance policies involved as well as medicare liens vs PPO plans. He handled the claim quickly and kept us advised at every step. Their client correspondence and prompt closing of the case were both notable.
Posted by Joe
Russell R. Hatten did a fantastic job on my case. I had a nasty car wreck on Highway 285 in Jefferson County and had hired an attorney based on a reference from a friend. The first attorney for my case ended up being horrible. We looked up Russell in Super Lawyers and gave him a shot. He looked at my case free of charge and told me he believed he could get a much better settlement than what was offered to my previous attorney. Russell basically doubled my settlement and I know he could have done better if my previous attorney had not given me some horrible advice (which said previous attorney later denied giving).
Russell displays all of the characteristics and behaviors of an exceptional attorney. He is up to date on current legal settlements and will update himself for your specific case in the specific area where the case is occurring, is very prompt in his contact with everyone involved in the case, is courteous and polite, does not waste your time with BS yet doesn't rush you into things, and is definitely willing to fight for you and try your case (the defense will know this).
I would absolutely call Russell R Hatten again and strongly refer him to anyone in Colordado.
Posted by a client
Top review for Russ Hatten. He represented me in a car-related bicycle crash during 2014 in which the driver was at fault but there were no independent witnesses to the crash. Mr. Hatten was superior in his initiative and knowledge of the law and local/state processes, and he was highly effective on the case, achieving the best possible results for me as his client. He displayed competence and ethics in all elements of the legal action. Finally, Russ was a personable gentleman who was great to work with. I would highly recommend him as an advocate for injury-related actions.
Posted by Amanda
Mr.Hatten helped me with a slip and fall incident for the past year (December 2014 - December 2015) and he was always on top of information I needed and though the process takes a bit to complete, he was determined and got the suit settled rather quickly. He is very knowledgeable and his staff is very kind. I would definately recommend him if you need a lawyer who knows what they are doing.
Posted by Kathy
Russell Hatten was amazing with his correspondence and phone contact. He was respectful of my limited abilities while healing and always concerned about my physical progress. He was aggressive when required, but never offensive in any way. He copied me on all correspondence and kept me totally up to date on the status of my claim. There were no surprises. Fees were explained clearly and kept to a minimum. He got the job done, quickly (in the legal world), Without going to trial, he maximized the settlement. I've encountered many attorneys in my life, having worked in various types of law for 25 years, and he is a First Class Guy. I would highly recommend Russell Hatten and will certainly seek his advice should I need any type of attorney again!
Posted by Karen
Russell Hatten went above and beyond for my sisters and I. Within hours of calling the firm, Russell came from Denver to Canon City to meet us in person. It was really nice to know that someone was getting all the work done and we could focus on trying to put our families back together instead. Russell was extremely professional and so very nice. He kept us informed on everything he did and talked with us whenever we needed to talk. Everything that he did was very prompt and our case was completely settled in 3 months. He was so knowledgable in these types of cases, he knew where to look to get us more money than we thought possible! I would more than completely recommend him, and I do, to everyone I tell my story to. He is definitely a lawyer with a big heart. I hope something like this never happens again but if so I would call Russell in a heartbeat.
Posted by William
I am a former trial litigator myself (Virginia). When the injury occurred to my wife in the spring of 2012 I sought the opinion of numerous Colorado, as well national litigators. Russ Hutten's name, and his partner, Jim Chalat of Chalat Law, kept coming up as the absolute top rate individuals/law firm to bring our personal injury law case to. From the very beginning the case was thoroughly explained to us, as well as what expectations we should have regarding its likely outcome. We were kept thoroughly informed at every stage of the case, and the ultimate favorable outcome was very much in line with our early expectations. My wife and I are extremely pleased with the outcome of the case, and with the high degree of professionalism by everyone at Chalat law. Mr. Hatten is, in my opinion, a first rate attorney and I have absolutely no reservations about recommending him, Jim Chalat and the entire firm of Chalat Law.
Posted by Melinda
Russell was very supportive during the entire process. He did a great job of telling me what to expect from the very beginning and the information he provided did align with the outcome of the case. His firm has a great reputation and that carries weight when dealing with a possible settlement and insurance companies. The settlement I received was well worth the small amount of time I spent coordinating information with Russell. I was very pleased with the outcome and would gladly recommend Russell and his firm to others involved in ski injury cases.
Posted by Jud
Russell Hatten is an outstanding lawyer. He has the respect of his peers and the judiciary. As a lawyer myself, I recognized the high degree of professionalism he exhibited throughout the entire period of his representation. I was impressed by his expertise and effectiveness. I would enthusiastically recommend him.