RRH-headshotSept2017webpage-1Russell Hatten is a partner of Chalat Hatten & Banker and has practiced Colorado law with the firm since 1999. He began his legal career as a litigator in Texas in 1986. He started his own plaintiff’s personal injury law firm in 1988 and, in 1993, he was appointed to the bench as Municipal Judge for the City of Rowlett, Texas and as a County Magistrate for Dallas and Rockwall Counties, Texas. While on the bench, Mr. Hatten heard criminal, domestic, and civil matters. He continued his plaintiffs' personal injury practice when he moved to Colorado and joined the Chalat Law firm.

He has been recognized by Best Lawyers for the 2019 edition. Mr. Hatten has also been selected for the Colorado Super Lawyers list every year since 2008. He has also earned a "BV" (distinguished rating) by Martindale-Hubbell®, the authoritative resource for information on the worldwide legal profession. Attorneys with a 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. He has been an active member for many years in the Rhone Brackett Inn of Court, a chartered chapter of the American Inns of Court in Denver, comprised of judges, attorneys, and law students dedicated to professionalism and collegiality. 


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  • Pain Medication: Traps for the Patient and Lawyer, Presenter, Colorado Trial Lawyers Assoc. Annual Convention, August 2012

Pro Bono Activities

  •  Pro Bono Program, Denver Bar Association

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