Jim Chalat is the senior partner of Chalat Hatten & Banker. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and has been listed by Best Lawyers since 2014.
He has been selected by Best Lawyers for recognition as 2017 Best Lawyers – Lawyer of the Year, Professional Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs.
In 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018, Denver’s premier magazine 5280 named him as one of only five “Top Denver Lawyers” in the personal injury category.
In 2017, Colorado Law Week editorial board chose Mr. Chalat as the “Barristers’ Best” in personal injury- plaintiffs category.
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.
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.
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