Jim Chalat 
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Jim Chalat earned his listing as a 5280 Top Lawyer because of his success as a career personal injury trial lawyer. Since 1977, Jim’s practice has focused on wrongful death, personal injury, recreational accident and professional negligence cases.
His credentials include membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates, annual recognition by Colorado Super Lawyers, an AV-Preeminent -Bar Register rating with Martindale Hubbell, and a 5.0/5.0 Peer review rating. On AVVO, his clients have rated him 10/10 “Superb.”
But the strongest endorsements are always the results - the million dollar verdicts and settlements he has obtained for clients have provided them with the means to live lives with dignity and security when their injuries or losses may otherwise have condemned them to poverty and public assistance.
Jim’s success as a litigator is mirrored by his recognition in professional circles. He has authored over twenty law review articles and he has contributed chapters to several law texts. He has taught continuing legal education on legal ethics, legal malpractice, litigation and trial strategy. He has lectured at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, the University of Colorado School of Law, and the Harvard Law School.
Since 1988, Jim Chalat has been board certified as a civil trial lawyer by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is a senior member of AAJ, CTLA and other professional associations. Jim has been on the boards of the Faculty of Federal Advocates and the Thompson G. Marsh Inn of Court, American Inns of Court. As a former president of the Marsh Inn, Jim is committed to the AIC’s mission of civility, ethics, and advocacy.
Jim and his firm are committed to the old-fashioned ideals of public service, which have earned it annual Pro Bono Recognition for Public Service from the Colorado Supreme Court under Rule 6.1 since 2011. The firm also strongly believes in keeping the personal in personal injury claims - giving personal attention to each aspect of the case.