Darin Schanker

Darin Schanker

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Denver, CO

Bachus & Schanker, LLC
 | 1899 Wynkoop St, Suite 700
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 866-795-0696
Fax: 303-893-9900
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile
Darin L. Schanker is an original shareholder and founding partner of Bachus & Schanker, LLC., and actively litigates cases involving catastrophic injuries, wrongful death and insurance fraud. These cases necessitate the counsel of an experienced products liability, semi-truck accident, insurance bad faith and automobile accident attorney familiar with Colorado state law. In addition to his work in the courtroom, he is actively involved in campaigning for consumer rights. Mr. Schanker only represents victims and their families. He actively litigates cases involving catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, and insurance fraud. Darin Schanker is experienced in both trial practice and appellate work and has litigated cases across the country.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.

About Darin Schanker

Admitted: 1993, Colorado

Professional Webpage: http://www.coloradolaw.net/html/schanker.html


  • Outstanding Trial Lawyer, CTLA presents this award to an attorney who has been in practice for fewer than 10 years and has demonstrated the skills, ethics and dedication embodied in the CTLA mission., Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, 2003

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • University of Denver Law Review
  • Trial Lawyers Care, Inc.
  • The National Crime Victims Bar Association
  • Public Justice Foundation
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Charter Fellow
  • Injury Board, Member
  • Colorado Citizens for Accountability, Board of Directors, 2005-present
  • Association of Plainfiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, National Advisory Board Member
  • Academy of Catastrophic Injury Attorneys
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • American Association for Justice, Member, Motor Liability Section; Interstate Trucking Litigation Section
  • American Association for Justice, Member: Products Liability Section
  • American Association for Justice, Leaders Forum
  • American Association for Justice, State Delegate, 2006-present
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Section Editor, Trial Talk Magazine
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Lobby Council, 2005-present
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Public Relations Committee, 2005-present
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Eagle Committee, 2002-2004
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Co-Chair: Membership Committee, 2005-2006
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Executive Committee Member, 2003-present
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Past President, 2008-2009
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, President, 2007-2008
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Secretary, 2004-2005
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Treasurer, 2003-2004
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, President-Elect, 2006-2007
  • Denver and Colorado Bar Associations

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • The Bachus & Schanker Cares Foundation was establsihed to help to worthwhile organizations that provide assistance to those who have fallen on hard times or are suffering from illness or injury.Bachus & Schanker, LLC has a long history of giving back to the community from the very beginning of their practice back in 1992. As their practice flourished, so did the opportunities to help those less fortunate who need help due to illness, injury or misfortune. In addition to monetary donations and their own personal time, the partners, J. Kyle Bachus and Darin L. Schanker, have also donated their staff's time to participate in events for Mother Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Habitat for Humanity and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The firm has participated events such as Walk Like MADD, home building projects for Habitat for Humanity, The Light the Night Walk for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, The Wal-Bop Golf Tournament to benefit Alive at 25 for the Brandon and Paul Foundation, Mother's Tea for The Cerebral Palsy Foundation, The Pikes Peak Challenge to benefit the Brain Injury Association of Colorado, The Justice and Mercy Legal Aid Clinic and the Annual Christmas Doll Drive for Dolls for Daughters., 2009

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • "Using Accident Reconstruction and Biomechanical Experts after Schultz," Colorado Bar Association CLE 2001
  • "Case Review Adian vs. Pedraza," CTLA Blockbuster Seminar 2001
  • "Using Focus Groups: Mock Trial Presentation," CTLA CLE 2002
  • "Trial Successes and Failures," CTLA CLE 2002
  • "Admissibility of Evidence and Expert Testimony in Colorado," National Business Institute 2003
  • "Economically Feasible Ways to Try Your Case," CTLA Blockbuster 2004
  • "Premises Liability: Preparation and Trial of a Difficult Case in Colorado," National Business Institute CLE 2004
  • "Admissibility of Evidence and Expert Testimony in Colorado," National Business Institute 2004
  • "Winning Strategies for Proving Damages in the Colorado Personal Injury Case," National Business Institute CLE 2005
  • "Drafting and Presenting Jury Instructions at Trial," Colorado Judicial Seminar, Spring 2005
  • "Presenting Non-Economic Damages at Trial," CTLA Summer Conference, 2006
  • "Catastrophic Losses - What is Covered?" National Business Institute Insurance Coverage Trends Seminar, May 2006
  • "Presenting Damages in a Personal Injury Case," CTLA Summer Conference, 2006
  • "Staying Lean, Mean and Successful," CTLA Blockbuster Seminar, Winter 2006
  • "Insurance Law from A to Z," National Business Institute, Summer 2007
  • "Personal Injury Firm from A to Z," National Business Institute, December 2007
  • "A Word from the President," Trial Talk Magazine, monthly column, 2007-2008
  • "Inauguration Address," CTLA Summer Convention, August 2007
  • "State of the Association," CTLA Blockbuster Seminar, January 2008
  • "Tort Law Update Program", Colorado Bar Association, 2009
  • "Advanced Underinsured/Uninsured Motorist Law", National Business Institute Seminar, 2009


  • SEEK AN ATTORNEY WITH EXPERIENCE AND RESOURCES. At Bachus & Schanker, we take our responsibility to clients seriously, and will fight hard for your rights.
  • WHY WE WORK SO HARD. We want cars to be made better, and roads safer, and we believe laws should be put in place that hold irresponsible drivers accountable.
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Office Location for Darin Schanker

1899 Wynkoop St
Suite 700
Denver, CO 80202

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Last Updated: 11/18/2016

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