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James H. Chalat Esq.
James H. Chalat Esq.
Chalat Hatten & Banker, PC
1600 Broadway, Ste. 1920
Denver, CO  80202
P: (303)861-1042 • F: (303)861-0506
T: (800)221-5526
Admitted to the bar in 1977

Areas of Practice:
Federal Tort & Military/Medical Negligence/Motor Vehicle Collision/Personal Injury/Premises Liability/Professional Negligence/Traumatic Brain & Spine Injury
The University of Michigan (B.G.S. 1974, with distinction) The University of Denver College of Law (J.D., 1977) Board Certification in Civil Trial Advocacy by the Natl Board of Trial Advocacy
Bars & Courts:
Colorado State Bar 1977 US District Courts for Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas US Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit 1981 US Supreme Court 1981 Michigan State Bar 1983 Admitted Pro Hac Vice in the State Courts of Virginia, Arizona, California, New York
American Board of Trial Advocacy (2013-present); Association of Trial Lawyers of America Colorado Trial Lawyers Assoc., Board of Directors 2000-04 American, Colorado, Michigan, Denver, and Jefferson County Bar Associations NITA TLPJ
Honors & Recognitions :
Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers Pres., Thompson G. Marsh American Inn of Court 2004-2005 Alfred C. Harrell Award, 1999-2000 in recognition of professionalism, service and excellence Thursday Night Bar Volunteer, Pro Bono Award 1985 Special Assistant Disciplinary Counsel, State of Colorado 1991-1996 1st Judicial District Nominating Commission
'Ski Law in Colorado: The Timorous No Longer Stay at Home', 31 Colorado Lawyer No. 2/1 (February 2002) 'Restitution in Criminal Actions: Considerations for Civil Trial Lawyers', Trial Talk pp.40-44 (CTLA Oct./Nov. 2001) 'Ski Law', Trial Magazine, p. 26 August 2001 'The Nine Commandments of Malpractice Prevention', 22 Trial Lawyer 183-189 (1999) 'Liability of Ski Area Operator for Skiing Accident', 45 Proof of Fact 115, (West's 1998) 'Liability of Skier for Injury to Another Skier', 46 Proof of Fact 1, (West's 1998) Chalat, "Closing Argument, The Art and the Law", S331 Jury- Function, p. 53 (Jacob A. Stein, ed., Clark Boardman Calahan Cum. Supp. 1995) 'The Constitutional Foundations of Modern American Tort Law', 16 The Colorado Lawyer 970, September 1987
States Served:
California, Colorado, Michigan, Nebraska, New York, Virginia, Wyoming
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