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I have been practicing law in Colorado for 33 years. I have tried cases in state courts across 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 Athletes, urban office workers, physicians, and the most elite Aspen socialite and business people.
My AVVO page client reviews are representative of the way in which i would handle your case.
I was born in California, raised in Detroit, educated at the University of Michigan and at the University of Denver College of Law.
That the practice of law demands service to our community, is a standard taken seriously by myself and my family. I have held numerous posiitions in the volunteer community, my faith community, and in various legal professional organizations. I regularly volunteer for the state bar association's high school mock trial program; this commitment, alone, demands a minimum of five hours a week from October through February and a full week for competition in February and March.
My seniority carries with it a mentoring obligation. Within the past month, my teaching obligations have ranged from a presentation to a local high school to a full blown lecture at the Harvard Law School.
I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss your case.
Hourly ($395-600/hour), contingent (25-50%), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (15%)
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I endorse this Jim Chalat. Jim is a knowledgeable and passionate advocate for his clients. He brings confidence and experience to bear on all his cases. He is admired and well-known in the courts in which he practices, especially the Federal District Court for the District of Colorado. I know personally that the Board of the Faculty of Federal Advocates considered making bylaws amendments to allow Jim to continue his invaluable service to the Board. I consider Jim an outstanding attorney, a gentleman, a friend and a mentor. He is my go-to contact and referral for complex civil litigation on behalf of injured plaintiffs.
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|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1983||05/14/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Admitted||American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)||2013|
|Listed in Colorado for Professional Malpractice cases||Best Lawyers in America||2013|
|Top 100 Lawyers in Colorado||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Bar Register - AV Rated 1995 - present||Martindale Hubbell||2012|
|Pro Bono Recognition||Colorado Supreme Court||2011|
|Recognized||Colorado Super Lawyers||2010|
|Pro Bono Recognition||Colorado Supreme Court||2010|
|Recognized||Colorado Super Lawyers||2009|
|Recognized||Colorado Super Lawyers||2008|
|Recognized||Colorado Super Lawyers||2007|
|Recognized||Colorado Super Lawyers||2006|
|Bar Register - AV Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||1995|
|President and Managing Partner||Chalat Hatten Koupal & Banker||2012 - Present|
|President and Managing Partner||Chalat Hatten & Koupal PC||2008 - Present|
|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|
|Marsh Inn of Court, American Inns of Court||Master Barrister||1994 - Present|
|Faculty of Federal Advocates||Board of Directors||2008 - 2011|
|Colorado Trial Lawyers Association||Board of Directors||2000 - 2004|
|C.D. v P.K., a minor||$700,000.00 settlement reached.|
|Mendakota v Savage et al.||$16,502,819.00 in actual damages plus $2 Million in exemplary damages, plus interest and costs|
|Bargai v. Carlson||$10,100,000.00 verdict for plaintiff|
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|Trial Lawyers Association of the District of Columbia (TLA-DC)||The Nine Commandments of Malpractice Prevention (Co-Author)||1999|
|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|
|Michigan Bar Journal||Michigan's Ski Law||1984|
|University of Denver Sturm College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1977|
|University of Michigan||Equivalencies in English and History||Other - Bachelors||1974|
|Torts 1L w/ Professor Jon Hanson||Liability of minor children||2010|
|Colorado CLE Seminar||Current Topics in Legal Ethics||2010|
|CLE of Colorado||Internet Advertising Ethics for Attorneys||2010|
|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||Preventing Legal Malpractice||2001|