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.
7100 E. Belleview Ave. Suite 101, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Office Number - 303-567-7981
1-855-879-7068* (24 hr Critical Incident Response)
3401 Quebec Street, Suite 7000
Denver, CO 80207
Office Number 720-282-1266* (24 hr Critical Incident Response)
360 S Garfield St; Suite 6
Denver, CO 80209
24 hr number: 303-333-9810 & 303-319-8346 (*24 hr Critical Incident Response)
3000 Youngfield Street Suite 185
Wheatridge, CO 80215
Cell: 303-482-7665* (24 hr Critical Incident Response) FAX: 720-484-5761
1999 Broadway Street #4300
Denver, Colorado 80202
24 hr Number: 303-831-1099* (24 hr Critical Incident Response)
Historic Alamo Building - 128 So Tejon St, Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Office: 719-227-7779 FAX: 719-328-0329
Cell: 719-227-7779* (24 hr Critical Incident Response)
340 E. 1st Ave, Suite 205 Broomfield, CO 80020
Office: 720-879-1114 - FAX: 720-222-5122
Datz cell: 720-883-7658* (24 hr Critical Incident Response)
Hall and Evans LLC
1001 17th Street, Suite 300
Denver, CO 80202
Cell: 970-212-6363* (24 hr Critical Incident Response)
417 W. Mtn View Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Walter F. Bradley
Law Office of Walter Bradley
York Street Depot
12412 York Street
Thornton, Colorado 80241
516 North Tejon Street
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903
3401 Quebec St., Suite 5070, Denver CO 80207 (serving the entire front range)
Office: 303-886-1667 or 720-210-8155
24 Hour Critical Incident Response: 970-324-6462* or 720-210-8155
Nora Kelly: 303-866-9868
Jonathan Abramson (Kissinger & Fellman): 303-320-6100
Nathan Chambers & Thomas Mulvahill: 303-825-2222
Gerald Lackey (Colorado west slope only): 303-963-8708
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