James H. Chalat
Firm: Chalat Hatten Koupal & Banker PC
Address: 1600 Broadway, #1920
Denver, CO 80202
University: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, B.G.S., with honors, 1974, University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado, Doctor of Jurisprudence, Law Review: Administrative Law Review, Assistant Editor, 1977
Admitted: 1977, Colorado; 1977, U.S. Federal Courts; 1981, U.S. Supreme Court; 1981, U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit; 1983, Michigan
Biography: Jim Chalat is the senior partner of Chalat Hatten & Banker PC. Jim Chalat has been selected for the Colorado SuperLawyers list each year that members of the Colorado bar have been considered for the distinction. He has earned this recognition through his success on behalf of his clients, in and out of the courtroom. In February of 2010, Mr. Chalat's client, a victim left paraplegic by a drunk driver , was awarded $18.5 Million following a district court bench trial. In June of 2007, Mr. Chalat obtained a $10.1 Million jury verdict, one of the largest verdicts ever awarded in a Colorado medical malpractice case. A Colorado lawyer since 1977, Mr. Chalat is Board Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, a nationally esteemed organization. He is a sustaining member of American Association for Justice (formerly the American Trial Lawyers Association) and the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association. Jim Chalat is rated "AV" (highest rating) by Martindale-Hubbell, the authoritative resource for information on the worldwide legal profession. He has also been rated 10 out of 10 by Avvo. Mr. Chalat has published numerous professional articles, including the definitive articles on U.S. ski law and Colorado ski law. He has frequently been interviewed as a national expert on ski litigation, and he is also a popular speaker for Continuing Legal Education, speaking on ski litigation, attorney ethics and malpractice, and general trial tactics.