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Meet Reid J. Elkus

Attorney Reid Elkus

Reid Elkus

Accomplished Denver Attorney

Reid Elkus’ representation of his clients ranges 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, construction 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 Lodge 27 provides representation to Denver Sheriff Deputies concerning issues ranging from internal affairs investigations to due process rights, civil litigation defense, criminal defense, and collective bargaining rights.

    Some of his recent victories include:

    • 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.

    If you wish to be represented by our skilled Denver lawyer, contact our firm at (303) 500-3995!

    Bar Admissions

    • State of Colorado Bar
    • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
    • United States District Court for the District of Colorado

    Professional Memberships

    • American Bar Association
    • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar

    Extensive Legal Background

    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. As a Denver attorney, Mr. Elkus has litigated over 100 cases ranging in various matters including complex security cases, breach of contract cases, personal injury claims and criminal matters.

    Over the last several years, Mr. Elkus’ practices have 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
    • 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, Mr. Elkus moved from Cincinnati, Ohio to attend the University of Denver. After graduating from Denver, he 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 he represented indigent clients that were charged criminally. Working in the clinic, he had the rare opportunity to be one of the only law students to be able to 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 he moved back to Colorado and began his legal career.

    To know more about our Denver attorney or to secure his representation, give Elkus & Sisson, P.C. a call at (303) 500-3995.

    Our Testimonials

    • Steven has always responded to me when I needed him whether it be by Phone or by email he was always there for me and he made sure he took care of this case right away.

      “Wow! I don't know where to start, as I am so impressed with Steven Theodore Mandelaris. I was involved in a accident at a restaurant and I am already disabled with a back injury. Having a back injury and involved in another accident like this, I didn't know what to expect for my care and well being. Steven came to my rescue and was able to recommend an amazing doctor who took very good care of my previous injury while making sure he was able to fix the current injury. Steven has always responded to me when I needed him whether it be by Phone or by email he was always there for me and he made sure he took care of this case right away. Steven helped me through all the ins and outs from doctors care to reimbursement for my pain and suffering. I want to send my appreciation and my high recommendation for this excellent lawyer.”

      Lawrence

    • He demonstrated a thorough understanding of the law, was professional and prepared.

      “Steven Mandelaris was recommended to my husband and me by another attorney and provided legal assistance in a civil matter in which we were the respondents. He demonstrated a thorough understanding of the law, was professional and prepared. He was effective in having the charges dropped prior to the hearing. We are very pleased with his legal services and would highly recommend him.”

      J.R.

    • He took care of me from start to finish.

      “This was the first time I was involved in a premise liability lawsuit and Steven Mandelaris completely helped me through this very difficult situation. He took care of me from start to finish. Steven recommended an amazing doctor who was able to get me feeling back to normal again. I will always appreciate this attorneys professionalism, knowledge and compassion he gave me as he understood my pain and suffering. I couldn't work and I was in school at the time, I had to quit school due to not feeling well from the fall. Steven was always available when I called or if I sent an e-mail he responded to me immediately. He completed all the paperwork and there wasn't any stress put on me as he is very organized. The settlement ran smoothly and I was kept well informed until the very end. It was a quick and painless process. Thank you, Steve I really, really appreciate all of your hard work and everything you have done for me! I very highly recommend you!”

      Sarah

    • Steve was caring, understanding, and made sure our daughter was treated fairly.

      “Steve handled our personal injury case very professionally. Steve was caring, understanding, and made sure our daughter was treated fairly. He made our experience easy and worry free. I will defiantly recommend him.”

      Ariel

    • Finding a reputable attorney was of the utmost importance to me and I did so with Steve.

      “I was referred to Steve by a friend and I have been exceptionally pleased with his work on my automobile accident of March 22, 2017. He explained everything clearly and followed through with all that he said he would. Finding a reputable attorney was of the utmost importance to me and I did so with Steve. I would recommend him and would hire him again.”

      Maxine

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    303.500.3995

    501 South Cherry Street,
    Suite 920
    Denver, CO 80246
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