Parker Lipman LLP
Chris Koupal, a partner at Chalat Hatten Koupal & Banker, has extensive trial experience – second chairing a medical malpractice case resulting in a $10.1 Million verdict and acting as lead counsel in a trial resulting in a $100,000 award of punitive damages. Mr. Koupal’s practice concentrates on civil trial work, with an emphasis on catastrophic injuries resulting from ski and snowboard accidents, automobile accidents, medical malpractice, and premises liability. Mr. Koupal also leads the firm’s Class Action and Multidistrict Litigation practice.
In 2015 Mr. Koupal was selected by his peers to be included in The Best Lawyers in America. He holds the highest possible “AV” rating from Martindale Hubbell. In 2013 and 2014 Mr. Koupal was named “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” for Colorado by The National Trial Lawyers. In 2012, Mr. Koupal was named “Top 40 Under 40,” also by The National Trial Lawyers. Mr. Koupal has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by Colorado Super Lawyers / 5280 Magazine for 2014 and 2015, and as a “Rising Star” for 2009 - 2013.
A Colorado native, Mr. Koupal graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and the University of Denver College of Law. While in law school, Mr. Koupal served as a member and a general editor for the Denver University Law Review. Mr. Koupal also served as an extern law clerk to the Honorable Wiley M. Daniel, Senior United States District Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Colorado.