We have a published record of multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. What can I do for you?
We are the ORIGINAL ski lawyers.
We are the EXPERTS in injuries resulting from auto and truck accidents.
We are trial LAWYERS who are not afraid of the courtroom.
With 40 years of practice under his belt, Jim Chalat is a senior partner at Chalat Hatten & Banker PC. He represents personal injury victims, families who have suffered from wrongful death cases and handles complex litigation involving car and truck accidents, ski cases, and malpractice cases.
Let his experience work for you.
A Colorado lawyer since 1977, Mr. Chalat is Board Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is a sustaining member of the American Association for Justice and the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association.
Mr. Chalat’s work has allowed him to engage with a diverse range of clients, from a profoundly disabled son of Hispanic American farm laborers, to Olympic Athletes, urban office workers, physicians, and elite business people.
His commitment to his clients and his success in the courtroom has not gone unrecognized. Jim has been selected for the Colorado SuperLawyers list each year that members of the Colorado Bar have been considered for the distinction. Since 2015, Denver's premier magazine 5280 has named him as one of only five "Top Denver Lawyers" in the personal injury category. Most recently, he has been selected by Best Lawyers for recognition as 2017 Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year, Professional Malpractice Law for Plaintiffs.
Mr. Chalat is an active member of the community investing time in pro bono case work, law school lectures (at institutions such as Harvard Law School and the University of Denver Sturm College of Law), and youth mentoring. Each year, the firm receives the Colorado Supreme Court’s Pro Bono Achievement Award which requires each attorney to volunteer more than 40 hours annually to matters benefiting financially disadvantaged clients. Jim has also volunteered for the Colorado State Bar Association’s high school mock trial program and was active for over 20 years in the Inns of Court in Denver, an organization focused on legal ethics and professionalism.
Born in California, raised in Detroit, and educated at the University of Michigan and the University of Denver College of Law, Mr. Chalat has settled in Colorado. He is father to four grown children and husband to fellow law partner, Linda Chalat.
Jim is available today and would like the opportunity to discuss your case: 303.861.1042
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1983||09/23/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Lawyers in Colorado since 2008||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Best Lawyers: Malpractice - plaintiffs, since 2013||The Best Lawyers in America||2017|
|Best Lawyers: Personal Injury - plaintiffs since 2013||The Best Lawyers in America||2017|
|Best Lawyers: Lawyer of the Year - Malpractice, plaintff||The Best Lawyers in America||2017|
|Best Law Firms: Tier 1, Plaintiffs' Personal Injury Litigation||U.S. News and World Report||2017|
|Top Lawyers in Denver, personal injury, since 2015||5280 Magazine||2017|
|Colorado Super Lawyers, since 2006||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Bar Register - AV Rated 1995 - present||Martindale Hubbell||2016|
|Pro Bono Achievement Award||Colorado Supreme Court||2016|
|Pro Bono Achievement Award||Colorado Supreme Court||2015|
|Pro Bono Achievement Award||Colorado Supreme Court||2014|
|Associate Member since 2013||American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)||2013|
|Recognized||Colorado Super Lawyers||2007|
|Recognized||Colorado Super Lawyers||2006|
|Bar Register - AV Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||1995|
|Senior Partner||Chalat Hatten & Banker PC||2016 - Present|
|Managing Partner||Chalat Hatten Koupal & Banker||2012 - 2016|
|President and Managing Partner||Chalat Hatten & Koupal PC||2008 - 2016|
|President and Managing Partner||Chalat Hatten Law Offices, P.C.||2004 - 2008|
|President and Managing Partner||Chalat Law Offices, P.C.||1984 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Board of Trial Advocacy||Member||2013 - Present|
|American Association of Justice||Member||1980 - Present|
|Colorado Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1980 - Present|
|Faculty of Federal Advocates||Board of Directors||2009 - 2013|
|Marsh Inn of Court||President||2004 - 2005|
|Colorado Trial Lawyers Association||Board of Directors||2000 - 2004|
|Marsh Inn of Court, American Inns of Court||Master Barrister||1994 - 2016|
|The Colorado Lawyer||Ski Law in Colorado: The Timorous No Longer Stay at Home||2002|
|Trial Talk, Colorado Trial Lawyer Association publication (CTLA)||Restitution in Criminal Actions: Considerations for Civil Trial Lawyers||2001|
|Trial Magazine, Journal of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Ski Law for Beginners, Intermediates, and Experts||2001|
|Trial Lawyers Association of the District of Columbia (TLA-DC)||The Nine Commandments of Malpractice Prevention (Co-Author)||1999|
|West's Proof of Fact||Liability of Ski Area Operator for Skiing Accident||1998|
|Colorado Lawyer||Colorado Ski Law||1998|
|West's Proof of Fact||Liability of Skier for Injury to Another Skier||1998|
|Expert Witness Journal||Expert Testimony and the Dancing Ballerina||1995|
|National Jury Verdict Reporter||$2,150,000 Verdict - General Negligence - Skiing Accident||1994|
|Colorado Lawyer||The Constitutional Foundations of Modern American Tort Law||1987|
|The Colorado Lawyer||The Development of the Standard of Care in Colorado Ski Cases||1986|
|Michigan Bar Journal||Michigan's Ski Law||1984|
|University of Denver Sturm College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1977|
|University of Michigan||BA - Bachelor of General Studies||1974|
|ESI - Annual Survey||E-Discovery in Colorado State Courts||2016|
|2016 Trial Advocacy Program||Trial Advocacy Skills Workshop||2016|
|CTLA Annual Convention||Recent Developments regarding the Colorado Governmental Immunity Act||2013|
|Torts 1L w/ Professor Jon Hanson||Liability of minor children||2010|
|Harvard Law School||Seeing beyond the Frivolous: Who would sue an 8-year old?||2010|
|Colorado CLE Seminar||Current Topics in Legal Ethics||2010|
|CLE of Colorado||Internet Advertising Ethics for Attorneys||2010|
|SKILEX||Civil Law Practice, Jury Trials and Damage Awards in the United States, and Ski Accidents in the United States||2008|
|Recreation & Adventure Program Law & Liability||Survey of Ski Law in United States||2006|
|Law Education Institute||Ski Law in the United States||2005|
|Colorado Bar Association CLE||How to Try a Medical Malpractice Case in Colorado||2004|
|Colorado Bar Association CLE||Civil Litigation Update||2003|
|Colorado Bar Association CLE||Nine Commandments of Malpractice Prevention||2001|
|Andrade et al v Classen||Settled for confidential amounts.|
|Baumann et al v Zhukov||Settlement as to one defendant and took appeals against other defendants.|
|Mendakota v Savage et al.||Drunk Driving: $16,502,819.00 in actual damages plus $2 Million in exemplary damages|
|Kotun v Howe||Skier Collision: $1,500,000.00 settlement for plaintiff|
|Bargai v. Carlson||$10,100,000.00 medical malpractice verdict for plaintiff|
|C.D. v P.K., a minor||$700,000.00 settlement reached.|
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