The Colorado FOP provides its members with the best legal representation available on Workers' Comp. Injury on the job is a serious issue that affects our livelihood and future income. As a Law Enforcement Officer, you are required to perform all your essential law enforcement duties after you are released from each and every injury you sustain.
Colorado Workers' Compensation laws are complex. Nothing is automatic. Law enforcement is dangerous work and injuries occur frequently. Often a law enforcement officer finds himself denied the benefits due him. The results of any potential settlement of your case can affect your future benefits.
Nick Fogel has earned the position as the FOP's exclusive Workers' Comp attorney. Nick's thorough understanding of the complex issues involved in these cases has earned him that status. For over forty years, the Fogel name has been proudly linked to the FOP and representation of injured police officers and their families.
Marshal Fogel and his son Nick have long been the preferred attorneys of the FOP when it comes to representation in these matters. Marshal recently retired and Nick continues as the FOP's attorney in this important area of law for our members.
Nick Fogel is now part of Burg/Simpson, a national law firm with a team of more than 40 attorneys focused on personal injury, medical malpractice, workers’ compensation, social security, employment and commercial litigation. We have partnered with Nick to assist FOP members in good standing Worker's Comp and Personal Injury representation.
Steven Mandelaris’ practice focuses on litigation and appeals involving the defense of police officers, sheriffs, and governmental officials in disciplinary actions in state, federal, and administrative courts throughout Colorado. Mr. Mandelaris’ practice also focuses on complex civil litigation involving workers’ compensation, first and third party insurance coverage, personal injury, wrongful death, dram shop liability, criminal defense, and actions for divorce, custody, and the modification and enforcement of judgments in domestic relations cases. Mr. Mandelaris has litigated cases throughout Colorado involving catastrophic personal injury, medical malpractice, and insurance bad faith and had tried numerous cases to verdict.
Prior to joining Elkus & Sisson, P.C., Mr. Mandelaris gained significant experience as an associate at a Denver law firm handling personal injury and workers compensation claims. Mr. Mandelaris is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, Denver Bar Association, Denver Bar and the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association. He was admitted to the Colorado Bar in 2006 after having graduated in the top 20% of his class at the University Of Denver Sturm College Of Law. Mr. Mandelaris received his Bachelor of Arts in Supply Chain Management from the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. Mr. Mandelaris directed procurement, logistics, and materials management within multinational automotive and telecommunications companies prior to transitioning into law.