Linda Chalat, a partner of Chalat Hatten Koupal & Banker, has over twenty years of experience as a Colorado personal injury lawyer.
As a partner with Chalat Hatten Koupal & Banker, Denver, Colorado, Linda Chalat concentrates her practice on medical malpractice cases, defective product claims and recreational accidents. Prior to law school, Ms. Chalat worked in industry as a chemical engineer, and brings her understanding of the technical aspects of an accident to effectively advocate for her clients. Ms. Chalat also oversees the technology used by the firm to best serve our clients, including maintaining the firm's several websites, social media and blogs which provide current legal information for Colorado consumers and personal injury victims. She was interviewed by KJCT8 Grand Junction regarding her?ski safety blog. She has published articles and spoken at professional seminars concerning ski litigation, attorney ethics and malpractice, and general practice tips.
Linda Chalat has been recognized by her peers for inclusion on the Colorado Super Lawyers list for the past five years.? In 2013 and 2014, she was also named to the Top Attorneys in Colorado as published by The Denver Post.? And Ms. Chalat has been included in the TOP 50 WOMEN COLORADO SUPER LAWYERS for 2011 and 2012.
She has earned a 'BV' rating (distinguished rating) by Martindale-Hubbell?, the authoritative resource for information on the worldwide legal profession. Attorneys with an 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. She has also received an Avvo rating of 'Excellent' as shown on her Avvo profile. And in 2011, she was recognized as a Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women.
U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1991
University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado,?Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1989
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado,?B.S. - 1983,?Major: Chemical Engineering
Profession Associations and Memberships
Colorado Bar Association, Member
Denver Bar Association, Member
American Association for Justice, Member
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Member
American Bar Association
Member National Association of Women, 2011 Professional Woman of the Year
Restitution in Criminal Actions: Consideration for Civil Trial Lawyers, 50 Trial Talk Issue 6, 2001
Ski law for beginners, intermediates and experts, Trial, August, 2001
The Nine Commandments of Malpractice Prevention (Co-Author), 22 Trial Lawyer 183-189, 1999
Faculty Member, Avoid Extinction Due to Climate Change, Colorado Trail Lawyers Annual Convention, Snowmass, 2014
Faculty Member, Ethics Hot Topics: Internet Marketing, Attorney?s Fees and Attorney Fee Agreements, Colorado Bar Association CLE Program, 2009
Faculty Member, The Business of Practicing Law, Colorado Bar Association CLE Program, 2007
Faculty Member, Trial Advocacy Program - Ethics Section, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Annual Conference, 2003