Hatten, Russell R.

1600 BroadwaySuite 1920Denver, CO 80202


Updated: 11/24/2013


Russell Hatten has been a partner of Chalat Hatten & Koupal since 2000.

Russell Hatten is a partner of Chalat Hatten and Koupal, and has practiced Colorado law for more than ten years. He began his legal career as a litigator in Texas in 1986. In 1993, he was appointed to the bench as Municipal Judge for the City of Rowlett, and as a County Magistrate for Dallas and Rockwall Counties, Texas. While on the bench, Mr. Hatten heard criminal, domestic, and civil matters...


Office Info

Practice Areas

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Products Liability Law
  • Professional Malpractice Law


  • 100%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1986
  • Colorado, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1988
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1999

Other Affiliations

  • Colorado Bar Association (Member)
  • Texas Bar Association (Member)
  • Denver Bar Association (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (Member)
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association (Member)
  • American Association for Justice (Member)
  • Rhone Brackett Inn of Court, American Inns of Court
  • The New Beginnings Center (Former Director)

Pro Bono Activities

  • Pro Bono Program, Denver Bar Association

Past Positions

  • Chalat Law Offices, Of Counsel, 1999 - 2000
  • Dallas County, Magistrate, 1993 - 1998
  • Rockwall County, Magistrate, 1993 - 1998
  • City of Rowlett, Municipal Judge, 1993 - 1998
  • Sole Practitioner, 1988 - 1998
  • Shank, Irwin, Conant, Lipshy & Casterline, Associate, 1986 - 1988


  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas, 1986
    Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1983
    Major: Philosophy
    Minor: Accounting


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Included on the 2018Colorado list

Past Lists

  • 2017Colorado Super Lawyers list
  • 2016Colorado Super Lawyers list
  • 2015Colorado Super Lawyers list
  • 2014Colorado Super Lawyers list
  • 2013Colorado Super Lawyers list
  • 2012Colorado Super Lawyers list
  • 2011Colorado Super Lawyers list
  • 2010Colorado Super Lawyers list
  • 2009Colorado Super Lawyers list

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Representative Clients

  • National Federation of the Blind, Colorado Center
  • Colorado Center on Deafness
  • Former Olympic Athletes and Professional Skiers


  • FirstBank of Denver

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Office Information


1600 BroadwaySuite 1920Denver, CO 80202


  • 303-861-0506


Offers Free Initial Consultation


Accepts Credit Cards



Representative Cases

  • Nguyen, et al v. Karl Stecher, M.D. , (2001)
  • People v. Rosen , (Col. Sup. Ct. 1999)

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