Linda Chalat, a partner of Chalat Hatten & Banker, has over twenty-five years of experience as a Colorado personal injury lawyer.

As a partner with Chalat Hatten & Banker, 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 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 blogging on ski safety and ski law. 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 Colorado Super Lawyers list since 2011.  In 2013 and 2014, she was also named to the Top Attorneys in Colorado as published by The Denver Post.  And Ms. Chalat has been included in the TOP 50 WOMEN COLORADO SUPER LAWYERS for 2011 and 2012. She has been named to the Colorado Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association each year since 2013.

For 2016 and 2017, Linda Chalat has been recognized by Best Lawyers for Product Liability - Plaintiffs. 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 "Excellent" as shown on her Avvo profile.

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1991
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1991

Education

  • University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado, Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1989
  • Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, B.S. - 1983, Major: Chemical Engineering

Profession Associations and Memberships

    • Best Lawyers, 2016 & 2017.
    • Colorado Super Lawyers, 2011 - 2017.
    • AVVO rated 10/10 “Superb.”
    • Colorado Bar Association, Member.
    • Denver Bar Association, Member.
    • American Association for Justice, Member.
    • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Member.
    • American Bar Association.

    Published Works

    • 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

    Classes/Seminars

    • Faculty Member, Avoid Extinction Due to Climate Change, Colorado Trail Lawyers Annual Convention, Snowmass, 2014
    • 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

    Pro Bono Activities

    • Colorado Supreme Court Pro Bono Award, 2012, 2013
    • Pro Bono Program, Denver Bar Association

    Testimonial

    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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