Work on behalf of our clients helps all.
At Chalat Hatten & Banker, we firmly believe that much of our work on behalf of clients is also serving the needs of our community through ensuring a safer, healthier environment for all. Each time we successfully pursue a defendant for bad conduct, whether a drunk driver, an exhausted surgeon or an unresponsive landlord, we achieve a benefit for all. Our ski litigation practice has contributed significantly to the increased safety of ski trails with improved padding and visibility of man-made hazards. We have accompanied clients to testify before state legislative committees on numerous proposed bills, including the recent proposal to increase the damages cap for CGIA claims which became law this July. Over the thirty years during which the firm has existed, we have had the distinction of many high-impact cases, including:
- Establishing loss of career opportunities for Broadway performer as significant economic loss
- Holding major national hotel chain subject to punitive damages for failing to provide simple bathtub mat
- Successfully bringing a medical malpractice case that led to physician losing medical license
- Settling legal malpractice claims against lawyers who botched med mal case
- Receiving punitive damages against drunk driver who crushed innocent by-stander
Dedicated involvement outside the law office.
At Chalat Hatten & Banker, we believe that showing support should be more than a simple donation. Since 2011, the firm has received the Colorado Supreme Court Pro Bono Award for its commitment to providing legal help to the disadvantaged and under-served. This past year, every lawyer in the firm was recognized for meeting the goal.
We focus our community efforts on causes that align with our core values as a firm. Our staff takes an active role in contributing to community organizations in a way that best supports the organization whether it be by financial contribution, through community awareness, or by volunteering.
Proud Sponsor of Colorado Public Radio
Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner, NPR Code Switch reporter Adrian Florido, CPR vice president of news Kelley Griffin, NPR ombudsman/public editor Elizabeth Jensen, NPR supervising senior editor for standards and practices Mark Memmott, CPR board member Bob Steele of the Poynter Institute participated in a panel discussion focused on Journalism Ethics. Chalat Hatten & Banker were the exclusive sponsors for this special event on June 6, 2017.
Support for Craig Hospital Foundation
Craig Hospital is a national leader in the rehabilitation of individuals with brain and spinal cord injuries, dedicated to providing the highest quality care to our patients and their families. The Craig Foundation supports the hospital in achieving its goals through philanthropy. Operating in accordance with the philosophy of Craig, the Foundation builds lifelong relationships with contributors, raises funds and dedicates its resources to further advance the needs of Craig and those it serves. Chalat Hatten & Banker helped sponsor the PUSH Annual Gala Fundraiser for the Craig Foundation.
Sponsor of National Sport Center for the Disabled Corks and Forks Fundraiser
National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) provides quality outdoor sports and therapeutic recreation programs that positively impact the lives of people with physical, cognitive, emotional, or behavioral challenges. NSCD is one of the largest outdoor therapeutic recreation and adaptive sports agencies in the world, based out of Winter Park Resort and Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Colorado.
As a firm, we support projects that enrich our community.
- University of Denver Sturm College of Law
- The Bridge Project
- Colorado Ballet
- RMD United States Ski and Snowboard Association
- Denver Bar Association Community Action Network
- Noches Legales at Centro San Juan Diego
- Colorado Bar Association High School Mock Trial Program
- Colorado Legal Services and Metro Volunteer Lawyers
- Support career advancement for latino and working families in Denver at Mi Casa