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 & Banker, Denver, Colorado, Linda Chalat concentrates her practice on medical malpractice cases, defective product claims and recreational accidents. Before law school, Linda worked in industry as a chemical engineer, and brings her understanding of the technical aspects of an accident to effectively advocate for her clients. Linda also oversees the technology used by the firm to best serve our clients, including maintaining the firm's online platforms which provide current legal information for Colorado consumers and personal injury victims. She has published articles and spoken at professional seminars about ski litigation, attorney ethics and malpractice, and general practice tips.
Linda has always practiced as a trial lawyer, exclusively personal injury claims. As a matter of policy, Chalat Law does not accept a case unless we can commit to pursuing the claim through trial. As a pragmatic matter, many cases resolve during pre-litigation and for those that are filed, very few go to trial. Linda has successfully handled all types of catastrophic injury cases including motor vehicle accidents, ski accidents, premises liability claims, defective product cases and professional malpractice.
Linda has been recognized by her peers for inclusion on the Colorado Super Lawyers list since 2011. She has been named to the Colorado Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association each year since 2013. Since 2016, Linda has been recognized by Best Lawyers for Product Liability - Plaintiffs. She has earned a "BV" rating (distinguished rating) by Martindale-Hubbell®, the authoritative resource for information on the worldwide legal profession. She has also received an Avvo rating of "Excellent" as shown on her Avvo profile.
Published Works and Seminars:
- “Ski Law Trends: 2016,” (Co-author), Law Week Colorado, Vol. 14 No. 10, 2016
- Faculty Member, “Avoid Extinction Due to Climate Change,” Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, 2014
- Faculty Member, “The Business of Practicing Law,” Colorado Bar Association/CLE Seminar, 2007
- Faculty Member, “Trial Advocacy Program - Ethics Section,” Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, 2003
- Faculty member, “Ethics 2001,” Continuing Legal Education Conference, 2001
- Faculty member, “Preventing Legal Malpractice 2001," Colorado Bar Association/CLE Seminar, 2001
- “Restitution in Criminal Actions: Consideration for Civil Trial Lawyers,” 50 Trial Talk 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
Linda is a member of the Legal Aid Foundation board of directors, working to provide financial support for Colorado Legal Services, the non-profit which helps low-income Coloradans seeking assistance with civil legal needs. In 2019 she earned an interview with Gov. Polis' office for a judgeship in the First Judicial District.