Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, B.S., Chemical Engineering, 1983
University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado, Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1989
Linda Chalat, a partner of Chalat Hatten Koupal & Banker PC, has almost twenty years of experience as a Colorado personal injury lawyer.
As a partner with Chalat Hatten Koupal & Banker PC, in Denver, Colorado, Linda Chalat concentrates her practice on medical malpractice cases, defective product claims and recreational accidents. Prior to law school, Ms. Chalat worked in industry as a chemical engineer, and brings her understanding of the technical aspects of an accident to effectively advocate for her clients. Ms. Chalat also oversees the technology used by the firm to best serve our clients, including maintaining the firm's several websites, social media and blogs which provide current legal information for Colorado consumers and personal injury victims. She was interviewed by KJCT8 Grand Junction regarding her ski safety blog. She has published articles and spoken at professional seminars concerning ski litigation, attorney ethics and malpractice, and general practice tips.
Linda Chalat has been recognized by her peers for inclusion on the 2011, 2012 and 2013 Colorado SuperLawyers list. She was also named to the TOP 50 WOMEN COLORADO SUPER LAWYERS in 2012 and 2013.
She has earned a "BV" rating (distinguished rating) by Martindale-Hubbell®, the authoritative resource for information on the worldwide legal profession. Attorneys with an BV® Distinguished™ Rating from Martindale-Hubbell® are those that have been recognized by their peers to be the best in both legal ability and ethical practice. She has also received an Avvo rating of "8.7" as shown on her Avvo profile. And in 2011, she was recognized as a Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women.
Restitution in Criminal Actions: Consideration for Civil Trial Lawyers, 50 Trial Talk Issue 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
Faculty Member, Ethics Hot Topics: Internet Marketing, Attorney's Fees and Attorney Fee Agreements, Colorado Bar Association CLE Program, 2009
Faculty Member, The Business of Practicing Law, Colorado Bar Association CLE Program, 2007
Faculty Member, Trial Advocacy Program - Ethics Section, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Annual Conference, 2003
Faculty member, Ethics 2001, Continuing Legal Education Conference, 2001
Faculty, Preventing Legal Malpractice 2001, Colorado Bar Association/CLE Seminar, 2001
Professional Associations and Memberships
The Injury Board, Colorado Member
Colorado Bar Association, Member
Denver Bar Association, Member
American Association for Justice, Member
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Member
American Bar Association, Member National Association of Women, 2011 Professional Woman of the Year
Pro Bono Activities
Pro Bono Program, Denver Bar Association