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Mike Chaloupka

Partner

Education
Legal Ratings & Awards
State Bars & Licenses

Legal Associations & Memberships
My Story

Education

  • Law School: University of Nebraska School of Law (J.D., Litigation Skills Program of Concentrated Study,  2007)
  • Undergraduate Degrees: University of Nebraska (B.A., 2003)
  • Western Trial Advocacy Institute
  • Trial Lawyers College
  • Trial Lawyers College, Graduate Studies
  • Northern Colorado Truck Driving Academy - Class A CDL, 2023

Legal Ratings & Awards 

  • Best Lawyers, Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, and Litigation - Insurance, '21, '22, and 2023
  • Martindale Hubbell Peer Reviewed & Client Reviewed
  • Top 40 under 40, The National Trial Lawyers Association 2015-2018
  • Top 10 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers Association 2017 & 2018

State Bars/Licenses

  • Colorado State Bar, 2008
  • Nebraska State Bar, 2009
  • Wyoming State Bar, 2022
  • Washington State Bar, 2022
  • Oregon State Bar, 2023

Legal Associations/Memberships

  • Trial Lawyers College, Faculty
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Nebraska Bar Association
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys
  • American Association of Justice
  • Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Oregon State Bar Association

My Story

I was destined to be a courtroom crusader.  I grew up in Nebraska in a family of lawyers – trial lawyers for people, to be more specific.  Some of my early memories are of sitting around the dinner table with my family and listening to my Dad tell us stories about his clients and about the companies who hurt them or did them wrong.  My first lessons in cross-examining witnesses came when I would misbehave as a kid, and (with a healthy dose of love) my Dad would cross-examine me about it until I saw the error of my ways.  These are the kinds of things that stuck with me and inspired me and led me to become a warrior for the people.  I went to the University of Nebraska College of Law, with a special emphasis on litigation skills and trial advocacy.  I graduated from and have continued to attend the Trial Lawyers College since 2011, and I have also been teaching at the Trial Lawyers College since 2019.  I am the managing partner of Metier Law Firm, and I set a standard for courage, for not giving up, and for providing dignity and hope to people broken by grief and despair.  I love what I do and I can’t imagine any other life.    

My practice areas primarily include truck big truck crashes. I went to truck driver training school to help me truly understand what safety rules and expectations truck drivers have to follow, and what it's like to drive an 18-wheeler. I even went on to obtain my Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) and I use that knowledge in my trucking cases. I also handle motorcycle and car crash cases, as well as insurance bad faith cases.  I’m licensed in Colorado, Wyoming, Washington and Oregon.  

When I’m not fighting for my severely injured clients, I’m usually with my wife and two boys.  Family is everything to me, and we are big believers in adventure.  I also love riding my mountain bike and my motorcycle, I love back country snowboarding, and I love cooking over open fire.  

Testimonials

Paul P.
Client Review

Being ignorant of legal proceeding, I was impressed how every thing was explained to me in ways I could comprehend. They were on top of my case at all times, forcing the other side to act when they were dragging their feet on every step. I got a fair settlement which will help me to put my life back together. Thank you so much Louren Oliveros, Michael Chaloupka, Paula Glaser, Prudy, and all the other associates that helped. I could not be happier and highly recommend them!!!

Cinde M
Client Review

Our expectation going into this was a little bit scary. You hope that certain things are met and yet with Michael and Metier Law Firm, over and over we saw those expectations being met and being surpassed.

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