Russell Hatten has been a partner of Chalat Hatten & Banker P.C. since 2000. Russell Hatten is a partner of Chalat Hatten & Banker P.C., 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, with an annual docket of over 10,000 cases. He continued his plaintiffs' personal injury practice when he moved to Colorado and joined the Chalat firm in 1999. He has used his judicial experience to good effect, having prevailed on behalf of numerous Colorado clients through settlements and jury verdicts. Mr. Hatten has been selected for the Colorado Super Lawyers list every year since 2008. He has also earned a "BV" (distinguished rating) by Martindale-Hubbell, the authoritative resource for information on the worldwide legal profession. Attorneys with a BV Distinguished Rating from Martindale-Hubbell are those that have been recognized by their peers to be the best in both legal ability and ethical practice.