Colorado FOP Legal Defense Coverage

Join the Colorado FOP & be covered by our Legal Defense Plan.

Full Legal Defense coverage is part of your dues structure. The Colorado FOP State Lodge Legal Defense Fund is partnered with the National Fraternal Order of Police Legal Defense Fund. Colorado LDF provides coverage for all duty related administrative incidents. 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.
When compared side by side with other plans the FOP legal defense plan is by far superior. It has no caps or limitations on duty related offenses that will financially burden a member. But an even bigger draw is the quality of attorney offered when it comes down to the defense of a law enforcement officer. That defense is viewed not only at an administrative level but more importantly at the civil and criminal level.

In today's world our profession is under attack from ill informed politicians, an anti-police biased media, and activists promoting a false narrative in regards to our interactions with the public. Our profession is unique and the legal problems officers find themselves in are even more unique. To successfully defend you it takes an attorney with experience and expertise in this specialized area of law to consistently provide adequate defense of a law enforcement officer. The fact of the matter is FOP has those attorneys. Proper defense and representation is where attorneys, whose practice specializes in the defense and representation of law enforcement officers, factors in.

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. Unlike other Legal Defense Plans that you may find offered to law enforcement officers in Colorado, we don’t settle for just any attorney. Our plan approved attorneys have demonstrated extensive knowledge in the area of law enforcement officer defense. 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
Pre-Disciplinary Hearings
Internal Affairs Investigations
Criminal Proceedings Arising from a covered incident
Administrative Actions


If you need further information on the plan, check claim status, or have questions on how to process your claim then contact Colorado LDF Plan Administrator - JD Cordova at 970-685-8000

Plan Attorneys

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.
Elkus & Sisson, P.C.
7100 E. Belleview Ave. Suite 101, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Office Number - 303-567-798
855-879-7068* (24 hr Critical Incident Response)
Front Line Law LLC
3401 Quebec Street, Suite 7000
Denver, CO 80207
Office Number 720-282-1266* (24 hr Critical Incident Response)
Foster, Graham, Milstien, & Calisher LLC
360 S Garfield St; Suite 600
Denver, CO 80209
Office: 303-333-9810*
24 hr number: 303-333-9810 & 303-319-8346 (*24 hr Critical Incident Response)
Law Office of Douglas Jewell, LLC
3000 Youngfield Street Suite 185
Wheat Ridge, CO 80215
Office: 720-484-5760
Cell: 303-482-7665* (24 hr Critical Incident Response)
Bruno, Colin, & Lowe
1120 Lincoln St. Suite 1606
Denver, Colorado 80203
24 hr Number: 303-831-1099* (24 hr Critical Incident Response)
Jack Roth, The Gasper Law Group, PLLC
101 N. Cascade Ave. Suite 100A
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Office: 719-227-7779
Cell: 719-227-7779* (24 hr Critical Incident Response)
Jonathan P Datz, LLC
1371 Hecla Dr. Suite F
Louisville, CO 80027
Office: 720-879-1114
Cell: 720-883-7658* (24 hr Critical Incident Response)
Hall and Evans - Mark S. Ratner
Hall and Evans LLC
Mark Ratner:
Tel: 303-628-3337
1001 17th Street, Suite 300
Denver, CO 80202
Cummings & Petrone - Nicholas G Cummings
Office: 970-484-2217
Cell: 970-212-6363* (24 hr Critical Incident Response)
204 Maple St. Suite 103
‍Fort Collins, CO 80521
The Law Office of Walter Bradley
Walter F. Bradley
Law Office of Walter Bradley
York Street Depot
12412 York Street
Thornton, Colorado 80241
(303) 301-7107
John Newsome & Associates
516 North Tejon Street
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903
(719) 246-7949
Grimaldi and Kinde, PLLC
3401 Quebec St., Suite 4000, Denver CO 80207 (serving the entire front range)
Office: (720) 502-4454
24 Hour Critical Incident Response: 970-324-6462* or 720-210-8155

Participating Attorneys for Administrative Cases and Not Available for Critical Incident Call-outs

Nathan Chambers & Thomas Mulvahill: 303-825-2222

Gerald Lackey (Colorado west slope only):

LDF Terms & Conditions

Colorado F. O. P. Legal Defense Fund

8400 Alcott Street
Westminster, Colorado 80031

LDF Terms and Conditions

How Do I File A Claim?

Unlike all other plans Legal Plans available to peace officers in Colorado we have NO third party administrator that has to be contacted before you get an attorney!! Just pick an attorney from the list below and call their law firm directly. Let them know you are an FOP member in good standing and advise which lodge you are a member of. That's it!!! The attorneys will take it from there. Easy and simple with no third party delay.

The Colorado Legal Defense Plan partnered with the National Legal Defense Plan to provide the best legal defense option for our members. As a result the claims are processed internally depending on the initiating incident. All on duty incidents that could result in a disciplinary action against the member and/or civil or criminal action are processed initially by our plan attorneys.

If you have a situation covered by legal defense all you need do is contact one of our plan attorney firms and advise them you are an FOP member, what lodge you belong to, and that you need an attorney. All of the law firms contracted by the FOP are familiar with the terms and conditions of the FOP LDF Plan. You will be asked to give a brief synopsis of your issue. The law firm will handle the claim filing.

If you have any questions concerning the Legal Defense Plan, or need detailed information contact:

Colorado LDF Plan Administrator - JD Cordova

Cell phone # (970) 685-8000

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