Russell R. Hatten
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.
Russell R. Hatten's Cases
Denver Motorcycle Accident Results in $500k Settlement
I am beyond thankful that Russell Hatten and the Chalat, Hatten & Banker firm took on my personal injury case. Having never been through something like this before, I wasn’t sure if I was making the right decision in hiring a lawyer. But, I am so happy I did because I never could have navigated insurance on my own. Also, I could not have asked for better representation. Russell is the definition of a highly skilled lawyer and a true professional. He was quick to respond and patient with all of my questions throughout the process. He is also a genuine and kind person to work with. He went above and beyond to make sure all of the details (things I would have never thought about) of the settlement were in my best interest. I would absolutely recommend Russell and the firm to anyone needing a personal injury lawyer. I am so grateful for my experience with them!
– Tracee Lynne
My experiences with this law firm and in particular, Russell R. Hatten was without a doubt first class. I cannot fault them for anything. Everything was handled timely and professionally.
Russell was there by my side through the whole process. He was extremely knowledgeable and professional, he gave astute and sound advice, provided comfort when the going was tough, he always replied to questions and concerns.
A life changing accident like mine was one of the worst things that could happen to me and my foot will never be the same. Working with Russell however brought a rainbow after the storm and a brighter future than I ever thought I would find from such a tragic accident.