|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Member||Best Lawyers in America||2016|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Colorado||The National Trial Lawyers||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Member||Best Lawyers in America||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Colorado||The National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Colorado||The National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Colorado||The National Trial Lawyers||2013|
|Rising Star||Colorado Super Lawyer/5280 Magazine||2012|
|Topp 100 Trial Lawyers, Colorado||The National Trial Lawyers||2012|
|Rising Star||Colorado Super Lawyers / 5280 Magazine||2011|
|Top 40 under 40||The National Trial Lawyers Association||2011|
|Rising Star||Colorado Super Lawyers / 5280 Magazine||2010|
|Rising Star||Colorado Super Lawyers / 5280 Magazine||2009|
|Partner||Chalat Hatten Koupal & Banker, PC||2004 - 2016|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Association for Justice||Founder and Co-Chair, Ski Area Litigation Group||2015 - Present|
|Colorado Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Denver Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Colorado Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|American Association for Justice||Member||N/A|
|William E. Doyle American Inn of Court||Member||N/A|
|Faculty of Federal Advocates||Member||N/A|
|The National Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|The Colorado Lawyer||CRS § 10-1-135 and the Changing Face of Subrogation Claims in Colorado||2011|
|Lawyers' Professional Liability in Colorado||Disqualification of Counsel||2009|
|Colorado Lawyer||Ski Law in Colorado: The Timorous No Longer Stay At Home||2002|
|University of Denver College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|University of Colorado - Boulder||Sociology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1999|
|New Trial Lawyer Boot Camp||Trial: "Lessons Learned"||2016|
|Colorado CLE||Medical Malpractice: Hot Topics, 2016||2016|
|AAJ Annual Convention, Los Angeles||Ski Litigation Update||2016|
|Colorado CLE||Medical Malpractice Cases - Practical Advice and Winning Strategies||2013|
|Private Class||Medical Malpractice 101||2012|
|Colorado CLE||Review and Analysis of CRS § 10-1-135 – Recent Changes in Colorado Law Regarding Subrogation Claims in Personal Injury Cases||2012|
|Denver School of Nursing||The Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Case||2011|
|Colorado Bar Association CLE||Subrogation claims under CRS 10-1-135||2011|
|Colorado Bar Association CLE||Professional Liability Issues for Litigators: Disqualification of Counsel||2010|
|Colorado Association of Professional Paralegals and Legal Assistants||The Basics of Ski Area Litigation||2006|
Posted by Sabrina
I would highly recommend attorney Chris Koupal. He is professional, informative and truly cares for his clients. Chalat Hatten & Koupal is a wonderful law firm that works together to insure their clients needs are fully met. Thank you so much for a stress free experience.
Posted by anonymous
I fell down my stairs in 2008. They were built incorrectly and not up to code. I sustained a neck injury and had to have surgery on my neck. I retained an attorney that I thought was going to help me but she didn't. I was very frustrated and disappointed so I did some research. I researched and contacted several attorneys in
Denver that handled slip and fall cases but was not satisfied with the initial phone conversations or actual meetings.
In June of 2010, I found Mr. Koupal on the internet and was impressed with his profile and credentials. I contacted Chris and set up an appointment to meet with him. I found Chris to be very knowledgable, professional, confident and a man of intregrity. Chris agreed to take my case and also helped me handle the dismissal of my other attorney in a very positive and professional manner. From that point on, he proceeded to research, investigate and move forward with my case. He kept me well informed almost on a weekly basis for over a year. Chris always emailed me back or contacted me by phone regarding the progress of my case. As a result from the neck surgery, I had accquired many medical bills that totaled thousands of dollars. I felt confident and at ease knowing that he was doing everything he possibly could to resolve and settle my case. Chris knew that I didn't want to have to go to trial and worked very hard to make sure that we would avoid going to trial. He had his work cut out for him as the builder had vanished which made my case more difficult and challenging. He managed to collect enough evidence to allow me to settle out of court and to reach an amount that I thought was acceptable and fair. I was very pleased with the outcome and would recommend him to anyone that needed a personal injury attorney. I have the highest respect and regards for him not only as an attorney but as a man who cares about his clients, his family and his practice.
Posted by Michael
Chris was introduced to me by Jim Chalat (Chalat Hatten & Koupal), who had originally met with me to gather the information and details about the case.
Chris, having been briefed by Jim as to the particulars, was immediately up to speed. He was very professional, thorough and knowledgeable as well as compassionate. His experience and expertise in the area of ski injury liability was very evident.
He always was extremely clear in keeping me abreast and explaining my options as the lawsuit progressed. My emails and phone calls with my concerns were always responded to quickly.
He obtained an excellent settlement for the circumstances that were involved. He followed up on the minor issues as well.
I recommend him enthusiastically without any reservations.
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