Meet Our Ski Lawyers
Our lawyers have represented hundreds of injured skiers hurt in Colorado and across the United States, from Wintergreen Ski Area, Virginia, to Sierra at Tahoe, California. Past clients have included a professional Broadway dancer, Olympic athletes, and professional skiers.
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.
Chalat Hatten & Koupal
With our experience, and library of case materials, we can give you a thoughtful, ethical and reasonable consultation. Our experience allows us to move quickly on a case. The lawyers in the firm are all strong skiers and snow sports enthusiasts and can, if necessary, get on the snow to inspect a ski accident scene, interview witnesses, and investigate an accident report. 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 are experienced skiers 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. To view the firm's profile as it appears in Colorado Super Lawyers, click here.