Chalat Hatten Koupal & Banker of Denver, Colorado, provides this web site as a public service to promote knowledge of skiers' rights and responsibilities. The firm's practice includes an emphasis on the representation of plaintiffs in skier/skier collision cases, skiing/snowboarding accidents, ski area negligence claims and lift accident cases. The firm has represented hundreds of injured skiers hurt in Colorado and across the United States, from Wintergreen Ski Area, Virginia, to Sierra at Tahoe, California. Clients have included a professional Broadway dancer, Olympic athletes, and professional skiers, as well as teachers, nurses, medical doctors, firemen, lawyers and many retirees.
Jim Chalat is the senior attorney at Chalat Hatten & Koupal and has extensive experience in ski area accidents. Mr. Chalat has authored many articles, published over twenty law review articles and has contributed several chapters for law texts on the area of ski law. Recognized as a national authority on ski law, Mr. Chalat has presented numerous CLE courses on ski law, appeared for national and local media on the topic, and has been invited to speak to professional and amateur ski patrols, the American Avalanche Institute, and other industry groups.
Click here to learn about Jim Chalat, and how he evolved from a collegiate competitive skier for the University of Michigan into one of the leading authorities on ski litigation in the nation.
We are a small law firm located in Denver Colorado, at the foot of the Rocky Mountains where the world comes to enjoy the best skiing. Each of our lawyers is an experienced skier and will provide a free legal evaluation of your claim to help you decide how best to proceed. The free legal advice we offer is a preliminary step to help you understand the scope of possible claims and give you a clear view of your legal options. All ski cases handled by our office are done so by an attorney who works closely with the client - at Chalat Hatten Koupal & Banker, you will never be handed off to a paralegal for your legal work!
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Chalat Hatten Koupal & Banker PC
1900 Grant Street, Suite 1050
Denver, Colorado 80203