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In November 2015 I joined the Highlands Ranch, Colorado Rotary Sunrise Club, which promotes Rotarys' core values of "Service Above Self" through actively participating in local community projects and international programs. Ralph Waldo Emerson was right when he said "One of the most beautiful compensations in life is that no person can help another without helping themself."  


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 55%
  2. Car Accident: 30%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 10%
  4. Ethics: 5%



Contingent (33-40%)

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  • Michael S. Waddington

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


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  • Linda Jane Chalat

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


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Contact info

Chalat Hatten Koupal & Banker PC

1600 Broadway
Ste. 1920
Denver, CO, 80202

1900 Grant St Ste 1050
Denver, CO, 80203



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198608/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
Supers Lawyes5280 Magazine2013
Super Lawyers5280 Magazine2012
Super Lawyer5280 Magazine2011
Super Lawyer5280 Magazine2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyChalat Hatten Koupal & Banker PC1999 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
The National Trial LawyersTop 100 Trial Lawyers2012 - Present
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
Mary Marshall v. Parker Montgomery, et. al., Case #2014CV030618, Denver District CourtJury trial verdict for Plaintiff in the amount of $150,000.
Nguyen v. Karl Stecher, Jr., M.D., Arapahoe, Colorado District Court, Case #01cv2541;Jury verdict for Plaintiff in the total amount of $1,340,000
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