The Firm

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Since 1987, Chalat Hatten & Banker has been a leading injury law firm in Denver, CO with a practice exclusive to serving accident victims and their families. Our attorneys are formidable and proven trial lawyers with more than three decades of experience in injury and death cases, and a rich history of success obtaining results for our clients. Including several record-setting verdicts and awards. We provide honest, ethical and trial-ready personal injury representation to clients throughout the metro Denver area, the front range, and across the entire state of Colorado — helping people just like you get back on their feet.

It all starts with an uncompromising commitment to the people we serve. By design, we are not the typical high-volume law firm. Unlike many personal injury lawyers and firms in Denver, CO who handle hundreds of cases at time, our lawyers limit their caseload to a select number of auto accident, catastrophic injury, and wrongful death cases.

Our selectivity is rooted in the belief that each case we accept requires a level of attention, legal advocacy, and resource commitment, which cannot be achieved in a high-volume law practice. We believe that a practice predicated on high case intake and quick insurance settlement does not align with the interests of a client nor our concern for promoting quality legal services. Our approach enables us to be highly responsive and to provide our clients with a level of service that large, volume-based firms simply cannot match. Ultimately, our client-centered advocacy protects our clients.

This exceptional level of service has earned us acclaim among clients, consistent top-tier rankings, and some of our industry’s highest awards. With 35 years of experience practicing in Denver, CO., Chalat Hatten & Banker, PC is proud to be recognized as one of the top personal injury law firms in Colorado.

Personal injury lawyer Jim Chalat named the 2022 Lawyer of the Year in Denver, CO by Best Lawyers

Why Chalat Hatten & Banker?

Nationally Recognized Personal Injury Law Firm

We are consistently ranked as one of Colorado’s top personal injury law firms and have a proven track record of maximizing results for our clients, including publishing several record-setting verdicts and awards. Year after year, our lawyers are recognized as leaders in the field, earning our industry’s most prestigious awards for high ethical standards, service, results, and pro bono commitment. No matter how straightforward or complex your case may be, our team is your assurance of quality legal counsel when you need it most.

Client-Centered Advocacy

We’re good at what we do because we follow a simple guiding principle: the client comes first. We provide one-on-one legal counsel and advice to our clients. Direct access to your attorney, communication, and personal attention are our promises to you. You will receive the legal care you need so you can obtain the compensation you’re rightfully owed. We are committed to providing the highest quality legal counsel combined with the utmost in client service, every step of the way.

Innovative Approach

We built our success over decades of solving complex legal challenges for our clients, providing innovative legal solutions, value, and true partnership to those we represent. We are strategic thinkers, known for utilizing innovative legal techniques and crafting creative, holistic solutions to maximize our clients’ recovery. Count on us to approach the complexities of your situation with care, intent, and strategies tailored to your unique case.

Big Firm Talent & Resources

Small firm friendliness and support you expect, big firm strength and resources you need. With more than 100 collective years of legal experience across the careers of our four attorneys, our level of hands-on legal guidance, combined with the firm’s network, resources, and exceptionally trained and experienced individuals, places us in a unique position to deliver dynamic legal support and best address our clients’ most demanding issues and critical disputes.

About Chalat Hatten & Banker

At Chalat Hatten & Banker, we understand how difficult and intimidating an unexpected legal issue can be. Indeed, when you are dealing with a serious personal injury, it can be an incredibly challenging time in your life. Fortunately, with the right lawyer by your side, it is possible to get the advocacy you need and the compensation you deserve to move forward.

You Are Our Top Priority

We are not the typical high-volume personal injury firm. With us, quality wins over quantity. This means we devote the time and resources necessary to fully develop your case. When you call the law firm of Chalat Hatten & Banker, PC to discuss your case, you will receive the personal attention of some of the top personal injury attorneys in the state. We are hands-on in our approach to representing injury victims and their families, providing one-on-one legal counsel and advice. Our attorneys dedicate the time to work with our clients and to understand the unique challenges each must overcome.

We know our clients come to us during times of great emotional and financial distress. The legal process can be complex and at times overwhelming. So while you are navigating complicated legal situations, we understand the importance of communication and trust. You will always have direct access to your attorney when you work with us. You deserve to understand the developments of your case, and we hope to empower you to make informed decisions along the way. Our firm is here not only to seek justice for you but also to give you peace of mind throughout the process.

Trial Attorneys

Our attorneys are, first and foremost, trial lawyers — we begin preparing for trial from day one. We have handled hundreds of cases, and if your case needs to be tried to obtain maximum compensation, we will try it. We have a proven record of success obtaining results for our clients, and we have a reputation among insurance companies, colleagues, and adversaries alike as lawyers who are excellent in the courtroom. Our lawyers know how to try and win cases, which means opponents make serious settlement offers when they know our firm is your counsel. Although most cases settle before trial, we believe that building a strong case from the onset is critical to success. Often, the strength of our preparation allows us to settle a case efficiently and effectively without trial. We offer clients the resources and results of a large firm with the attention and commitment of a small firm

A Team Approach to Meet Your Needs

We take enormous pride in our reputation for our craftsmanship and our ability to develop creative case strategies. Our attorneys work together as a team to ensure that no matter which attorney you are working with, you benefit from each lawyer’s skill, knowledge, and experience. With each case, every need and every opportunity are pursued. Quite simply, we never cut corners for the people who entrust us with their fight. We are committed to passionately pursuing the best interests of our clients and to personally treating each individual client’s matter as if it were our own.

Put Nearly 40 years On Your Side

As lawyers who have significant experience with personal injury, we are uniquely suited to effectively counsel and represent individuals and families. Clients come to us because of our reputation for integrity, honesty, professionalism, and results. Each personal injury case we handle is as unique and diverse as the clients we represent and the communities they come from. We help people from all walks of life throughout the state of Colorado. We combine unparalleled energy, passion, and resourcefulness with old-fashioned hard work and diligence. We love what we do, and it shows. At Chalat Hatten & Banker, you can expect:

In The Community

Each attorney is an active volunteer within our Colorado communities and beyond. Two of our attorneys, Evan Banker and Linda Chalat, sit on the boards of reputable local organizations, Rocky Mountain Public Media and Legal Aid Foundation. Both of which exist to promote transparency, accountability, accessibility, and inclusivity in Colorado. Evan also works as a volunteer attorney for Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network. And since 2017, has worked for Cause Civil Rights and Social Action, providing pro bono immigration legal services to immigrant children and to adults in immigration detention. Russell Hatten is the president of the Sunrise Rotary Club in Highlands Ranch. The Sunrise Rotarians donate time and money to the Help & Hope Center in Castle Rock and to the Integrated Family Community Services in Englewood. While Jim Chalat allocates much of his time as an active mentor, lecturing at Denver and Harvard Law Schools and volunteering for the Colorado State Bar Association’s high school mock trial program.

Additionally, for its pro bono commitment, the firm has been recognized consistently by the Colorado Supreme Court’s Pro Bono Achievement Award. The Award requires each attorney in the firm to volunteer 50+ hours annually to matters benefiting financially disadvantaged clients. And, as a firm, we are proud to sponsor Rocky Mountain PBS, Colorado Public Radio, and the Colorado Sun in support of local journalism.

Meet the Team

You will find our entire firm shown below, and when you call our office you will be speaking directly with one of us, not an answering service. The first contact with a lawyer may be uncomfortable, but we welcome the chance to discuss your matter with you and answer your questions.

Personal Injury Lawyer Jim Chalat

Jim Chalat

Top Personal Injury Lawyer Linda Chalat from the Chalat Law team in Denver, CO

Linda Chalat

Chalat Hatten & Banker Lawyer Evan Banker

Evan Banker

Russell Hatten Top Personal Injury Attorney in Denver

Russell R. Hatten

Our Staff

Brenda Fetchen Practice Manager at the Personal Injury Law Firm of Chalat Hatten & Banker in Denver, CO

Brenda Fetchen

Practice Manager

Denise Ramirez Paralegal at Chalat Hatten & Banker in Denver, CO

Denise Ramirez


Nicole Ferrand


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