Chris Koupal is a partner at Parker Lipman, LLP where he represents clients in a wide-variety of personal injury and wrongful death cases arising from automobile, trucking, motorcycle, and bicycle accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, recreational accidents, and premises liability. Chris also handles a limited number of legal malpractice cases arising from personal injury and wrongful death claims.
As a lawyer, Chris has a unique ability to make genuine connections with clients, juries, witnesses, and opposing counsel. His professionalism and empathy for all parties involved in the legal process consistently translates to successful outcomes for his clients. Prior to joining Parker Lipman, Chris was a partner at another Denver personal injury law firm. He has practiced personal injury law in the Denver metro area for almost 20 years.
From 2016 through 2024, Chris has been selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America in the categories of personal injury litigation, medical malpractice law, and legal malpractice law. Martindale-Hubble recognizes Chris’s skills with an “AV-Preeminent” rating, the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards based upon a lengthy peer review process. Chris has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” and a “Rising Star” by Colorado Super Lawyers. He is included in “Top Lawyers” in Denver’s 5280 Magazine. Chris has repeatedly been named one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” for Colorado by The National Trial Lawyers. In 2012, Chris was named “Top 40 Under 40” by The National Trial Lawyers.
Chris is a member of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice, where he is the co-founder and co-chair of the AAJ Ski Area Litigation Group. He is also a member of the Colorado Bar Association, the Denver Bar Association, and the Judge William E. Doyle Inn of Court. Chris regularly writes and speaks on issues related to legal procedure, personal injury, ski accident and medical malpractice litigation. His articles have appeared in The Colorado Lawyer, Law Week Colorado, and Trial Magazine.
A Colorado native, Chris graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder, and the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. While in law school, Chris served as a member and a general editor for the Denver University Law Review. He also served as an extern to The Honorable Wiley Y. Daniel, the former chief judge for the U.S. District Court of Colorado.
Chris is proud to give his time back to the community. He volunteers as a coach for Buddy Werner League, a recreational youth ski racing program in Eagle County. For over a decade, Chris served on the Board of Trustees for Havern School, a school for children with learning disabilities in Littleton, Colorado. He enjoys spending time in the great outdoors camping and skiing with his wife and their three children.