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Reid J. Elkus

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
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Mr. Elkus’ representation of his clients range from individual and small businesses to very large corporations in several areas of the law. Having litigated a vast array of cases in matters including: complex security cases; breach of contract; breach of partnership matters; constructions defect, personal injury and criminal matters, Mr. Elkus provides confidence in every instance.

Mr. Elkus also currently serves as General Counsel to Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 27, which is the largest local Union Police Lodge in the State of Colorado. FOP Lode 27 provides representation to Denver Sheriff Deputies concerning issues ranging from internal affairs investigations, due process rights, civil litigation defense, criminal defense and collective bargaining rights.

Mr. Elkus is licensed in the State of Colorado and is also licensed to practice law in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. Mr. Elkus is a member of the American Bar Association and the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar.

Areas of Practice

 


 

  • Commercial Litigation

Bar Admissions


  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit

Professional Associations and Memberships


  • Colorado Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Member

Recent Victories

  • Richard Perkins, et al v. Federal Fruit and Produce (Case No. 11-cv-00542-JAP-KLM).
  • Steve James et al. v. Lake County Sheriff, (Case No. 10-cv-02591-WJM-CBS). Attorneys Fees are being litigated.
  • Thomas McLallen III v. Sheriff Taylor, et al. (Case No. 10-cv-01187-RPM). Attorneys Fees are being litigated.

Mr. Elkus began his legal career with the Greely Public Defender’s Office. While at the Public Defender’s Office, Mr. Elkus tried numerous criminal jury trials which provided him the groundwork in developing and honing his litigation skills.

After working in the Public Defender system, Mr. Elkus was admitted to the prestigious L.L.M. program in Law and Government from the Washington College of Law. While receiving his L.L.M. Mr. Elkus received a federal externship with the Honorable Reggie B. Walton of the United States District Court of the District of Columbia.

After spending a year in Washington, D.C., and working with Judge Walton, Mr. Elkus moved back to Denver, Colorado and started a career in private practice. In private practice, Mr. Elkus has litigated well over 100 cases ranging in various matters including: complex security cases; breach of contract; breach of partnership matters; constructions defect cases, personal injury cases and criminal matters. Over the last several years, Mr. Elkus’ practices has further developed in representing clients in various complex Federal litigation matters to include: violation of First Amendment Rights; violation of the Fourteenth Amendment Due Process Clause; violation of Title VII and Section 1981 (race discrimination cases); violation of the American with Disabilities Act and other Federal Statutes. In fact, Mr. Elkus has recently been successful in litigating a multi-million dollar verdict in Federal District Court against the largest produce distribution company within the State of Colorado on grounds that the company violated an ex-employee Civil Rights, specifically, race discrimination.

Personal Background

Loving Colorado and being a big skier, Reid Elkus moved from Cincinnati, Ohio to attend the University of Denver. After graduating from Denver, Mr. Elkus went back to Ohio to attend law school at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. During law school Mr. Elkus worked in the criminal law clinic where represented indigent clients that were charged criminally.  Working in the clinic Mr. Elkus had the rare opportunity to be one of the only law students to be able try his very first case. After that experience Mr. Elkus knew that trial work was the only area of law he wanted to practice. Thus, in 2000 Mr. Elkus moved back to Colorado and began his legal career.

Education

American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, District of Columbia

  • L.L.M
  • Honors: Federal Externship

Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio

  • J.D. – 2000

University of Denver

  • B.A.

Dedicated to Justice

With over 15 years of experience, Elkus and Sisson, P.C. strives to give each of our clients the personalized attention they would get from a smaller firm with the experience and knowledge that a collaborative firm has to offer.

No matter what your legal issue, our responsibility is to provide you with individualized attention to help guide you through the legal process while keeping your goals in mind. Do not hesitate to contact us regarding your legal concerns and to learn how we can assist you in finding solutions to your legal issues.