Darin Schanker is an original shareholder and founding member of Bachus & Schanker, LLC. He is a graduate of Wheaton College, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree. A Colorado native, Darin Schanker received his law degree from the University of Denver, graduating in the top 10 percent of his class and serving on the Law Review.
Mr. Schanker only represents victims and their families. He actively litigates cases involving catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, and insurance fraud. These cases necessitate the counsel of an experienced product liability, semi-truck accident, motorcycle accident, insurance bad faith, automobile accident, and medical malpractice lawyer familiar with Colorado state law. Darin Schanker is experienced in both trial practice and appellate work and has litigated cases across the country.
In 2003, Mr. Schanker was elected by his peers to serve as an officer and future president of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (“CTLA”). Also that same year, Darin Schanker was named the Outstanding Trial Attorney for the State of Colorado by the CTLA. In 2004-2005, Mr. Schanker served as CTLA secretary, in 2005-2006, he served as the group’s vice president, and he is currently the president-elect of the organization and will be president of CTLA beginning August 2007.
Mr. Schanker is a member of the Denver Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, the Academy of Catastrophic Injury Attorneys and Trial Lawyers for Public Justice. He served as an editor of Trial Talk magazine and has published work for the American Bar Association.
Mr. Schanker is a frequent lecturer on trial practice for statewide Continuing Legal Education seminars for the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association and the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Colorado Bar Association. He has also served as a lecturer for the National Business Institute on law-related topics.
In addition to his work in the courtroom, Mr. Schanker is actively involved in campaigning for consumer rights. He has drafted and lobbied for consumer-friendly legislation, and has offered testimony at the Capitol on various insurance law-related topics. Mr. Schanker is also a board member of the organization Colorado Citizens for Accountability (“CCA”).
In addition to representing victims in a number of personal injury claims, including automobile accidents and medical malpractice, Mr. Schanker is a dedicated lawyer whose personal philosophy incorporates a strong commitment to serving his clients and the Colorado community. He supports numerous non-profit organizations that are committed to the less privileged and disabled.