LEGAL DEFENSE FUND INC. (LDF)
The Colorado State Legal Defense Fund is partnered with the National Fraternal Order of Police Legal Defense Fund. Colorado LDF provides coverage for all duty related administrative incident. The National LDF covers all duty related incidents involving civil or criminal actions against the officer. The National LDF Plan has approved our Colorado Attorneys so members have direct access to high quality law enforcement legal representation.
The legal defense of law enforcement officers is a specialized area, and one that takes knowledge of our profession and the difficult legal issues officers at time find themselves in. Our LDF Attorneys are screened and approved based on their experience, knowledge and reputation in defending law enforcement officers. We don’t settle for any attorney. Our top law firms have years of experience defending officers in all of the complex areas this profession brings. They are thoroughly familiar with internal affairs investigations, use of force issues, and statutory issues involved when dealing with officer involved incidents.
Unlike some plans out there, the FOP Legal Defense Plan has NO hidden CAPS on the amount of coverage available for "Duty Related" incidents. This gives officers in the plan the peace of mind that they will be represented and protected without personal worry of financial obligation. We do not cap our attorneys, nor do we cap our coverage.
It is our experience that cheaper Legal Defense Plans that claim no caps on their coverage do cap the amount of reimbursement paid to their plan attorneys. The attorney is only paid to the cap amount. After that they can try and get a waiver for additional work, or begin charging the officer for continued coverage. Plans that operate that way almost always result in poor or limited representation for cases that involve extensive professional representation. Plans that subscribe to that practice do so to keep costs down thus reducing the rate an officer pays. Something they will never admit to and their something their bylaws do not reflect. However, like everything else in this world you get what you pay for. With FOP legal Defense you get the best legal defense plan bar none.
If you find yourself in a situation where you need to file a claim, please review (click to link) "How to file a claim". In that section you will find instructions on filing a claim and obtaining competent legal representation from one of our plan attorneys.
Legal Defense Fund Services:
• Critical Incident
Our team of attorneys offers our membership a choice of attorney depending on the flavor of the case and the expertise of the attorney. Our attorney's have been hand selected due to their expertise in dealing with the complex issues of law surrounding the defense of peace officers in Colorado. They specialize in both Labor/Management issues and the expert representation of members involved in Administrative actions, Criminal actions, and Civil Litigation. Below is the contact information of FOP LDF plan approved attorney's.
If you need further information on the plan, claim status, or how to process your claim; contact Colorado LDF Plan Administrator JD Cordova at 970-691-0858.
Full Service & Critical Incident Attorneys - For *Critical Incidents*contact any one of the attorney's at the asterisked numbers listed below!!
Elkus & Sisson P.C.
Bruno, Colin, Jewell & Lowe
Foster, Graham and Huttner LLP
Hall & Evans - Keith Goman
Non-Critical Incident Attorneys Contact Info:
Nora Kelly: 303-866-9868
Page Last Updated: May 11, 2012 (11:13:00)