30 Years of Million Dollar Results

$18.5 Million Judgment Auto-Pedestrian Accident
$10.2 Million Jury Verdict Medical Malpractice
$2.5 Million Jury Verdict Ski Accident

What can we do for you?

Why choose us?

Peer-recognized success - all of our attorneys are recognized as "Super Lawyers" or "Rising Stars."  In 2012 Linda Chalat was named one of the "Top 50 Women Attorneys in Colorado." Jim Chalat is included in the Best Lawyers in America, and is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Success Stories

Our clients are treated as customers, not as files.

If you have a catastrophic injury or wrongful death case, you need our broad experience and depth of knowledge of the law.

Ski Accident Medical MalpracticeMotor Vehicle Accident

Straight Answers from Recognized Top Accident Lawyers.

Let our experience work for you.  For over 30 years, the attorneys at Chalat Hatten Koupal and Banker have worked for clients like you who have suffered a catastrophic injury from Ski AccidentsCatastrophic AccidentsMotor Vehicle AccidentsTrips and FallsMedical MalpracticeLegal Malpractice, and Defective Products.  We have extensive experience to put to work for you.  Our Colorado accident lawyers have been recognized by the legal community, including the American Board of Trial Advocates, Best Lawyers and Colorado Super Lawyers. We will work with you in a personal and collaborative approach to achieve your specific goals. Call and speak directly with a lawyer – 303.861.1042 or 800.221.5526 toll free.

Personal injury claims are complex.  We understand that you may feel overwhelmed by the process of pursuing a personal injury claim. Our attorneys will give you straight answers for your personal injury questions.  From your first contact, a Colorado attorney in our office, not a paralegal, will speak with you, helping you make informed decisions during your personal injury lawsuit.  Contact Chalat Hatten Koupal & Banker today to speak with a recognized Colorado Super Lawyer©.

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Jim Chalat (and Firm) — Outstanding In Every Way!

I was a Broadway performer, injured on the ski slopes of Aspen while on vacation -- one day seemingly on top of the world, the next day without a leg to stand on. With a limb and career in tatters, Jim Chalat (and his wife Linda and their firm) gave me a powerful legal leg to stand on and so very much more. From the first moment we connected, they handled my long-distance case with skill, passion, compassion, acute understanding of the law, flawless attention to detail, and a manner that was both personal yet impeccably professional. The positive outcome my case (which went to trial) received can be directly attributed to their hard work, foresight, perseverance, and great skill. Jim is a leader, a talented one, not just of an excellent law firm, or in a courtroom handling a case, but he is a leader in his field. Tested through time, Jim Chalat is outstanding in every way and I recommend him without reservation.Katie, a Personal Injury client


Jim Chalat Appears in 2014 Best Lawyers®

Apr 2014

Jim Chalat appeared in the 2014 Best Lawyers® insert of The Wall Street Journal/The Denver Post edition for March 28, 2014. Inclusion in Best Lawyers® is based on an...

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Chris Koupal Recieves AV-Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubble

Dec 2013

Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review RatingsTM Methodology Peer Review Ratings attest to a lawyer's legal ability and professional ethics in specific Areas of Practice, and reflects the confidential opinions of members...

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Jim Chalat Admitted to American Board of Trial Advocates, Colorado Chapter

Nov 2013

Jim Chalat was admitted to the American Board of Trial Advocates. The American Board of Trial Advocates is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to...

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Dramatic Avalanche Season Highlights Need for Expertise

Apr 2014
This season was a particularly dangerous one for back country enthusiasts. So far, 26 people have died in avalanches during the 2013-14 snow season, according to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.  An estimated 228 people have died in slides since the beginning of the 2006-2007 season. Most experts see the increasingly popular use of backcountry […] ...

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Cars Caught on Camera

Apr 2014
Cameras that record drivers speeding or running red lights could be banished in Colorado after a bipartisan group in the state legislature reached consensus on use of the cameras.  Red light cameras (RLCs) are set up to photograph vehicles entering an intersection after  the traffic signal turns red. Sensors buried in the pavement detect whether […] ...

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30 Years of Experience at Work For You

Supreme Court Pro Bono Achievement 2012
Super Lawyers
Best Lawyers
Bar Register Preeminent Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
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