Russell R. Hatten

About Russell

Russell R. Hatten was born in Garland, Texas, earned his B.A. from University of Texas and his J.D. from Texas Tech University School of Law. He began his legal career in 1986 in Dallas, Texas with a large commercial litigation firm. He began his own plaintiff’s litigation practice in 1988. In 1993, he was appointed to the bench as Assistant Municipal Judge for the City of Rowlett, and as a County Magistrate for Dallas and Rockwall Counties, Texas. In these positions, Russell presided over criminal, domestic, and civil matters, while maintaining his litigation practice.

Fulfilling his dream of living in the Rocky Mountains, Russell moved his family to Denver in 1999 where he continued his plaintiffs' personal injury practice with Chalat Law Offices, P.C., Denver, Colorado. Russell is now a partner of the firm, acting as lead attorney on auto accident cases, medical and legal malpractice cases, and ski accident cases. His experience on the bench enhances his ability to litigate effectively for the firm's clients, preparing him for the trial work for which the firm has developed such a strong reputation. 

Professional Overview

Russell Hatten is a partner of Chalat Hatten & Banker and has practiced Colorado law with the firm since 1999. He began his legal career as a litigator in Texas in 1986. He started his own plaintiff’s personal injury law firm in 1988 and, in 1993, he was appointed to the bench as Municipal Judge for the City of Rowlett, Texas and as a County Magistrate for Dallas and Rockwall Counties, Texas. While on the bench, Mr. Hatten heard criminal, domestic, and civil matters. He continued his plaintiffs' personal injury practice when he moved to Colorado and joined the Chalat Law firm.