Police Defense: The attorneys of Elkus & Sisson, P.C. are honored to be able to serve the great men and women of law enforcement that protect us. We are deeply dedicated to the defense of law enforcement members of the Fraternal Order of Police (“FOP”).

FOP Approved Attorneys

We offer clients a diverse knowledge of law enforcement procedures, training and risk management issues. We are also available to respond to the scene of critical incidents for clients including officer involved shootings, internal affairs investigations, grand jury appearances, Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (POST) investigations and hearings as well as disciplinary hearings.

As an Advocate

An advocate for law enforcement officers who protect our communities every day, Donald Sisson serves as General Counsel for the Colorado Fraternal Order of Police and frequent trainer and speaker on law enforcement issues. Similarly, Reid Elkus serves at the General Counsel for the Colorado Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #27 which serves the Denver Sheriff’s Department.

Our Reputation

The attorneys of Elkus & Sisson, P.C. have nearly 50 years of combined experience in representing police officers, deputies, fire fighters, and other public employees in internal affairs investigations and disciplinary appeals at the federal, state and local agency level.

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We provide Police Defense Representation for:

Internal Affairs Investigations & Appeal Hearings

POST (Police Officers Standards & Training) Hearings & Investigations
Criminal Investigations & Defense

Professional Liability & 1983 Defense

Use of Force Defense

FLSA / Wage & Hour Violations

Approved FOP Legal Defense Plan Attorney

Officer Involved Shootings

In-Custody Deaths & Serious Injuries

Serious Motor Vehicle Collisions

State and Federal Death & Disability Benefits

Worker’s Compensation

Internal affairs investigation

The Internal Affairs Division of a law enforcement agency investigates incidents and plausible suspicions of professional misconduct attributed to officers and deputies on the force. In different systems, internal affairs can go by other names such as “professional standards” or “office of professional responsibility” or similar terms. The mission of Internal Affairs is to review officer involved critical incidents and investigate complaints received on sworn and non-sworn employees. The investigation is a tool to not only identify wrong-doers but to clear those who are innocent. The investigation should facilitate prompt and just disciplinary action or documented vindication.

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.

Donald Sisson

Lead Counsel

Reid Elkus

Lead Counsel

Steve Mandelaris

Litigation and Appeals Attorney

Zachary Wagner

Complex Civil Litigation Attorney

Michael L Cheroutes Jr.

Family Law Attorney

Lucas Lorenz


Professionals of Elkus & Sisson, PC

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 … Continue reading "FOP"
Donald Sisson is an accomplished lead counsel with many successful outcomes in various areas of practice including Complex Civil Litigation, Construction Law, Real Estate Litigation, Corporate Disputes, and Police Defense. Bringing confidence and poise to every case, Mr Sisson has provided numerous clients winning litigation practices. For the last several years, Mr. Sisson has represented … Continue reading "FOP"