Thank you for visiting my AVVO page. I have been practicing law in Colorado for 33... more
Thank you for visiting my AVVO page. I have been practicing law in Colorado for 33 years. I have tried cases in state courtsacross this great state, including from Cheyenne Wells to Grand Junction and from Fort Collins to Pueblo. My clients have included the entire range of our diverse society: from Toby DeHerrera, a profoundly disabled son of Hispanic American farm laborers, Olympic Athlet... view profile
Ms. Hoskins’ practice emphasizes medical malpractice, wrongful death, personal... more
Ms. Hoskins’ practice emphasizes medical malpractice, wrongful death, personal injury, auto litigation and select criminal defense representation. She has tried over 100 criminal and civil jury trials and has obtained numerous multi-million dollar settlements and favorable verdicts for her clients, including a 5.5 million dollar jury verdict in a wrongful death case in Denver District Court in ... view profile
Linda Chalat, a partner of Chalat Hatten Koupal, has almost twenty years of... more
Linda Chalat, a partner of Chalat Hatten Koupal, has almost twenty years of experience as a Colorado personal injury lawyer. As a partner with Chalat Hatten Koupal, Denver, Colorado, Linda Chalat concentrates her practice on medical malpractice cases, defective product claims and recreational accidents. Prior to law school, Ms. Chalat worked in industry as a chemical engineer, and brings ... view profile
Christopher P. Koupal is a partner at Chalat Hatten Koupal PC. Mr. Koupal's practice... more
Christopher P. Koupal is a partner at Chalat Hatten Koupal PC. Mr. Koupal's practice concentrates on civil trial work, with an emphasis on recreational accidents, professional negligence, premises liability, and automobile accidents. Mr. Koupal is licensed to practice in all Colorado state and federal courts.
I first became interested in becoming an attorneywhen I wasin the U.S. Navy... more
I first became interested in becoming an attorneywhen I wasin the U.S. Navy stationed in Europe. I enjoyed the challenge of working for the base attorney and helping him resolve legal issues of fellowsailors.
I am a Colorado native, born in Trinidad to George and Jackie Sawaya, and moved to... more
I am a Colorado native, born in Trinidad to George and Jackie Sawaya, and moved to Denver when I was three years old. I attended Denver Public Schools, The University of Colorado and received my B.A. at The Colorado College in Colorado Springs. I attended Texas Tech University School of Law, graduating with honors in 1975. I am a member of The Order of Coif legal honorary society and the Phi... view profile
I grew up in a middle class, hard-working family in Anchorage, Alaska, where I... more
I grew up in a middle class, hard-working family in Anchorage, Alaska, where I learned to camp, fish,ski, and enjoy the outdoors. I was raised to tell the truth, workhard and do your best - always. These character traitsguideme to this day. I graduated in the top 10% of my class at East Anchorage High School in 1983, was a member of the National Honor Society,and was a multi year letterman in b... view profile
Aside from being a highly respected trial and appellate attorney, successfully... more
Aside from being a highly respected trial and appellate attorney, successfully litigating criminal, personal injury, and wrongful death cases from the lowliest of municipal courts to the United States Supreme Court, and earning accolades such as being selected a Colorado Super Lawyer, being awarded the highest possible Martindale Hubbell rating for the past 30+ years, and being selected for inc... view profile
I've been practicing law on behalf of individuals and families since I graduated law... more
I've been practicing law on behalf of individuals and families since I graduated law school in 2003. I have lived and practiced in Colorado since 2005. During that time, I've been fortunate to represent hundreds of people that were injured in collisions or other incidents, as well as those who have been discriminated against in the workplace. Each case that I have is different, and each requ... view profile
A personal injury lawyer works with clients who have suffered a physical or emotional injury, usually by accident or mistake. They cover cases such as car accidents, botched surgery, and harassment. Personal injury attorneys know how the insurance claim process works, they know what evidence to gather, and they know how to calculate and present a claim for damages. Many personal injury attorneys take cases on a contingency basis, which means they receive an agreed-upon percentage of the payment you receive, also called the personal injury settlement. If you don't recover any money, they don't get paid their fee. Personal injury lawyers also know how to defend you if someone thinks an injury is your fault.