Chalat Hatten

Evan Banker joined Chalat Hatten & Banker as an associate after his admission to the Colorado Bar, and became a partner in 2012 after four years with the firm. Evan has secured numerous successful settlements for his clients, and where settlement was not possible, verdicts in his clients' favor. His notable trial experience includes one of the largest auto/pedestrian verdicts in Colorado history – an $18.1 million verdict – and a defective product case against Ford Motor Co. which resulted in a $7 million judgment for his client.

His practice with the firm emphasizes personal injury cases, skier collisions, and professional malpractice. 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 since 2015.

 

Publications

Hit and Run Skiers Add Insult to Injury

Subrogation Rights of Health Plans Established Under ERISA

Tort Law Update - Recreational Liability & Waivers Hit and Run Skiers Add Insult to Injury 2017, 2018

A Panel Discussion on the NFL Concussion Lawsuit Sports & Torts: Liability on the Field of Play

Recreational Waivers in Colorado: It's all fun and games 'til someone loses an eye, then it's a dispositive motion 2012

A Panel Discussion on Emerging Legal Issues in Ski, Snowboarding and Resort Law 2012

Avalanche Liability Law & Ski Law in the United States (Co-Author) 2008

 

Community Service

Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network

Volunteer Attorney

Apr 2017 – Present 

Cause Civil Rights and Social Action

Provide pro bono immigration legal services to immigrant children and to adults in immigration detention

 

Legal Nights

Volunteer Attorney

2014 – Present 

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Recent Cases

On March 8, 2017, two brothers and a friend were on their way ... Read more

On January 26, 2017, R.F. was skiing with Beaver Creek/Vail ... Read more