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 Sponsors of Rocky Mountain PBS
Chalat Hatten & Banker proudly sponsor RMPBS programming, including The PBS NewsHour, Nature, Frontline, Austin City Limits and local sponsor for Ken Burn's and Lynn Novick's documentary "The Vietnam War."
For the summer of 2018, PBS has launched a summer of reading and voting with the Great American Read. Audience members are encouraged to read the books, vote from the list of 100, and share their personal connections to the titles. Our firm is the local sponsor for this fun initiative - be sure to vote!
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. We joined Purvis Gray Thomson in co-sponsoring CPR Colorado Matters Boulder event, "Bugged" with author David MacNeal. We also sponsor OpenAir and Classical CPR stations across the state.
Sponsor of History Colorado Center's Play Ball
We love our state and love our baseball - so we are sponsoring History Colorado Center's exhibit "Play Ball"! This celebration of America's game showcases classic baseball artifacts — from Babe Ruth to the Blake Street Bombers. This fun exhibit will run throughout the summer 2018.
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.
Sponsor of Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado Pike's Peak Challenge Fundraiser
For over 30 years, the Pikes Peak Challenge has been the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado’s flagship fundraising event. Through support of the event, the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado is able to continue to be the go-to resource for help and services for survivors of an injury to the brain, their families and providers.
Sponsor of 2018 Blues From the Top, the annual fundraiser for the Grand County Blues Society.
The Grand County Blues Society has been a pioneer in the realm of Blues in the Schools. Under the leadership of board member Maria Chavez, all of the school-age kids in Grand County have been immersed in the blues. Not only have they been entertained by the all the programs that have come their way, they have been on the stage, creating their own “bluesical” and giving performances on the festival stages over the years.
As a firm, we support projects that enrich our community.
- Ignite Tonight supporting Ignite Adaptive Sports at Eldora Mountain
- Polite Tumor Night of Humor
- Rotary Club of Highlands Ranch
- 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