1900 Grant St Suite 1050
Denver Colorado 80203
Linda J. Chalat
About Linda Chalat
Linda Chalat, a partner of Chalat Hatten & Koupal, has almost twenty years of experience as a Colorado personal injury lawyer.
As a partner with Chalat Hatten & Koupal, Denver, Colorado, Linda Chalat concentrates her practice on medical malpractice cases, defective product claims and recreational accidents. Prior to law school, Ms. Chalat worked in industry as a chemical engineer, and brings her understanding of the technical aspects of an accident to effectively advocate for her clients. Ms. Chalat also oversees the technology used by the firm to best serve our clients, including maintaining the firm's several websites, social media and blogs which provide current legal information for Colorado consumers and personal injury victims. She was interviewed by KJCT8 Grand Junction regarding her ski safety blog. She has published articles and spoken at professional seminars concerning ski litigation, attorney ethics and malpractice, and general practice tips.
Linda Chalat has been recognized by her peers for inclusion on the 2011 and 2012 Colorado SuperLawyers list. This year, she was also named to the TOP 50 WOMEN COLORADO SUPER LAWYERS 2012.
She has earned a "BV" rating (distinguished rating) by Martindale-Hubbell®, the authoritative resource for information on the worldwide legal profession. Attorneys with an BV® Distinguished™ Rating from Martindale-Hubbell® are those that have been recognized by their peers to be the best in both legal ability and ethical practice. She has also received an Avvo rating of "8.7" as shown on her Avvo profile. And in 2011, she was recognized as a Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women.
U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1991
University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado
Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1989
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado
B.S. - 1983
Major: Chemical Engineering
Restitution in Criminal Actions: Consideration for Civil Trial Lawyers, 50 Trial Talk Issue 6, 2001
Ski law for beginners, intermediates and experts,, Trial, August, 2001
The Nine Commandments of Malpractice Prevention (Co-Author), 22 Trial Lawyer 183-189, 1999
Faculty Member, Ethics Hot Topics: Internet Marketing, Attorney’s Fees and Attorney Fee Agreements, Colorado Bar Association CLE Program, 2009
Faculty Member, The Business of Practicing Law, Colorado Bar Association CLE Program, 2007
Faculty Member, Trial Advocacy Program - Ethics Section, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Annual Conference, 2003
Faculty member, Ethics 2001, Continuing Legal Education Conference, 2001
Faculty, Preventing Legal Malpractice 2001, Colorado Bar Association/CLE Seminar, 2001
Professional Associations and Memberships
The Injury Board, Colorado Member
Colorado Bar Association, Member
Denver Bar Association, Member
American Association for Justice, Member
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Member
American Bar Association, Member National Association of Women, 2011 Professional Woman of the Year
Pro Bono Activities
Pro Bono Program, Denver Bar Association
Ms. Chalat routinely reviews breast cancer cases, and has successfully represented victims of failure to diagnose and misdiagnosis. In each case, the claims were settled prior to trial with a very restrictive confidentiality clause, prohibiting publication of details of the claims.
Assistant principal at an Aurora middle school slipped in a puddle of glycol which had been leaking from the ceiling of a classroom. The glycol was leaking from a pipe in the ceiling, which had recently been installed as a part of a retrofit of the school’s entire HVAC system. Our client fell, striking her head first on the edge of a large, wooden teacher’s desk, and then on the tile floor. She suffered a traumatic brain injury. Claims were filed against the mechanical engineering firm who designed the HVAC system and the mechanical company who installed the system. The matter settled for a confidential amount weeks before trial.
Defective design of ski resort "Magic Carpet" results in traumatic amputation of arm. During the trial, the parties reached a confidential settlement.
Defective lab equipment injures lab tech, nearly amputating her hand. Manufacturer of equipment settles before trial.