epb-headshotsept2017webpageEvan joined Chalat Hatten & Banker as an associate after his admission to the Colorado Bar, and as a partner in 2012. Since joining the firm, Mr. Banker has secured numerous successful settlements for his clients, and where settlement was not possible, verdicts in his clients' favor. He was second chair in one of the largest auto/pedestrian verdicts in Colorado history.

As a young lawyer with Chalat Hatten & Banker, Denver, Colorado, Evan Banker has gained extensive courtroom experience. His practice with the firm emphasizes medical malpractice claims and ski accidents. Mr. Banker earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where he represented low-income plaintiffs in the school's legal clinic and competed in ABA sponsored national appellate advocacy competitions, receiving special recognition for his writing. Before graduating, he gained experience working with the Hon. Robert S. Hyatt and with a major Denver civil defense firm.

Born and raised in New Jersey, Mr. Banker is an avid skier and is grateful to be able to incorporate his love of Colorado's mountain sports with his passion for representing his clients. His excellence as an advocate has been recognized by Colorado Super Lawyers, being placed on the 2009 through 2014 list of Rising Stars, and the Colorado Super Lawyers list for 2015 and 2016.

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2014
  • Colorado, 2007
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 2007


  • University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado
    Doctor of Jurisprudence - 2007
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    B.A. - 2003

Profession Associations and Memberships

  • Colorado Bar Association, Member
  • Denver Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member

Published Works


  • Recreational Liability/Waivers. Colorado Bar Association Annual Tort Law Update for 2016, October 21, 2016
  • Recreational Waivers in Colorado: It's all fun and games 'til someone loses an eye, then it's a dispositive motion. Colorado Bar Association, May 8, 2012
  • A Panel Discussion on Emerging Legal Issues in Ski, Snowboarding and Resort Law, The Sports Law Institute at Vermont Law School, March 29, 2012

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star, Colorado Super Lawyer, 2014-2015
  • Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2012-2015


Jim and his partner led us through a difficult process of having to sue a ski resort for injuries my son received on lift accident. Jim was kind to us throughout the process and guided us every step of the way. He is highly effective and knows the ski law. ...

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TomSki Resort Negligence Client
I was referred to Mr. Hatten to assist in a personal injury case for my minor son related to injuries sustained in a skiing accident. Russell was always available, promptly answering all questions & inquiries, and was of great assistance to my wife and I through this foray in the ...

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MarkSki Accident Client
Russell R. Hatten did a fantastic job on my case. I had a nasty car wreck on Highway 285 in Jefferson County and had hired an attorney based on a reference from a friend. The first attorney for my case ended up being horrible. We looked up Russell in Super ...

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JoeCar Accident Client
Evan exceeded my expectations in all category's. He loves the Law and the results show he has a passion for the Law.He was honest at all times and did not ever over commit. Evan's knowledge of skiing was a tremendous asset. He came out and skied with me as to ...

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BenSki Accident Client
When I had nearly given up all hope that I could ever find justice, after I had exhausted all the Medical Customer Protection sources I could find, Linda Chalat became aware of my struggle, contacted me, and gave me hope for the first time in nearly two years. She immediately ...

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LoisMedical Malpractice Client
Russell was very supportive during the entire process. He did a great job of telling me what to expect from the very beginning and the information he provided did align with the outcome of the case. His firm has a great reputation and that carries weight when dealing with a ...

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MelindaSki Injury Client
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 ...

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KatieSki Collision Client

Recent Cases

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Our client, RG, a dentist with a three-year old solo practice, was riding his bicycle in Fort Collins. While riding through an intersection, a driver coming the opposite direction made a sudden left in front of him, and hit RG. The impact bent RG’s road bike in half, and broke RG’s ankle and thumb. The thumb fracture rendered RG unable... Read more

Excellent Attorney

Evan Banker was very sensitive to my situation and was great at listening to my concerns. He was very competent and knew exactly how to approach my case. He was very reasonable during negotiation discussions and his interpersonal skills were a plus! I was very happy with the resolution of my case. Pam, a Personal Injury client Read more