Christopher P. Koupal: Lawyer with Chalat Hatten Koupal & Banker PC

Christopher P. Koupal

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Chris Koupal's practice concentrates on civil trial work, having successfully worked to obtain multiimillion verdicts and settlements for the firm's clients.

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Practice Areas

  • Consumer Law
  • Consumer Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Health Care
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Hospital Law
  • Hospital Liability
  • Hospital Negligence
  • Hospital Premises Liability
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Legal Negligence
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Birth Trauma
  • Dental Malpractice
  • Failure to Diagnose
  • Gynecology Malpractice
  • Medical Liability
  • Medical Negligence
  • Nursing Malpractice
  • Nursing Negligence
  • Nursing Liability
  • Obstetric Malpractice
  • Optometric Malpractice
  • Orthopedic Malpractice
  • Pediatric Malpractice
  • Pharmacists Liability
  • Podiatric Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Accidents
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Bodily Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Bus Accidents
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Electrical Injury
  • Head Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Injuries
  • Personal Injury Mediation
  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • School Bus Accidents
  • Slip and Fall
  • Spinal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Resorts and Leisure
  • Hotel Liability
  • Ski Area Liability
Contact InfoTelephone: 303.861.1042
Telephone: 800.221.5526
Toll Free: 800-221-5526
University Honors: Harold M. Wendy Memorial Scholar University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, B.A., Sociology, 1999
Law SchoolUniversity of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado, Doctor of Jurisprudence, 2003
Admitted2004, Colorado; 2004, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
Memberships Colorado, 2004
U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 2004

Chris Koupal, a partner of Chalat Hatten Koupal & Banker PC, has extensive trial experience - second chairing a med mal case resulting in a $10.1 Million verdict and acting as lead counsel in a 2009 trial resulting in $100,000 in punitive damages.

Christopher P. Koupal is a partner at Chalat Hatten Koupal & Banker PC. A Colorado native, Mr. Koupal graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and the University of Denver College of Law. While in law school, Mr. Koupal served as a member and a general editor for the Denver University Law Review. Mr. Koupal also served as an extern law clerk to the Honorable Wiley M. Daniel, Chief United States District Judge for the District of Colorado.

Mr. Koupal's practice concentrates on civil trial work, with an emphasis on ski and snowboard accidents, professional negligence, premises liability, and automobile accidents. Mr. Koupal has tried cases to verdict in Colorado state and federal courts, including acting as lead counsel in a 2009 premises liability case where a Denver jury returned a verdict in his client's favor including a six-figure award of punitive damages. In 2007, Mr. Koupal was trial counsel in a medical negligence case where the jury returned a $10.1 million dollar verdict; one of the largest verdicts of its kind in Colorado history. Mr. Koupal has been a featured lecturer on the topic of ski and snowboard litigation, and has been invited to lecture for the Colorado Bar Association on issues relating to lawyers' professional liability.

Mr. Koupal has been recognized as a "Rising Star" by Colorado Super Lawyers / 5280 Magazine for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. He has also been selected for the National Trial Lawyers Association: Top 40 under 40, a new professional organization comprised of America's top young trial attorneys. Membership into The National Trial Lawyers Association: Top 40 under 40 is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those individuals who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a young lawyer under the age of 40.

Published Works

CRS § 10-1-135 and the Changing Face of Subrogation Claims in Colorado, The Colorado Lawyer, Vol. 40, No. 2, 2011

Ski Law in Colorado: The Timorous No Longer Stay At Home, The Colorado Lawyer, Vol. 31, No. 2, 2002


Speaker, "10-1-135 In Action", Subrogation Seminar, Colorado Trail Lawyers Association CLE, March 2012

Speaker, "Review and Analysis of CRS § 10-1-135 - Recent Changes in Colorado Law Regarding Subrogation Claims in Personal Injury Cases", Colorado Bar Association CLE, December, 2011.

Presenter, "The Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Case" - Denver School of Nursing, November, 2011

Speaker, "Professional Liability Issues for Litigators: Disqualification of Counsel", CBA CLE, 2010

Speaker, "The Basics of Ski Law", The Colorado Association of Professional Paralegals and Legal Assistants, 2006

Professional 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

Judge William E. Doyle Inn of Court, American Inns of Court

Honors and Awards

Harold M. Wendy Memorial Scholar, University of Denver College of Law Eagle Scout, BSA

Past Employment Positions

The Hon. Wiley Y. Daniel, US Dist Ct., for the District of Colorado, Denver, CO, Extern, 2003


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Christopher P. Koupal

1600 Broadway, #1920
DenverCO 80202


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