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Donald Sisson

Donald Sisson

Donald SissonAttorney

Bar Admissions

  • State of Colorado
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado

Professional Memberships

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Colorado Judicial Institute
  • West Point Society of Denver

Donald Sisson, a distinguished lead counsel in Denver, CO, is renowned for his exemplary track record in personal injury cases among other areas of practice. With a commitment to achieving outstanding outcomes for his clients, Mr. Sisson has confidently secured numerous victories, particularly in personal injury litigation.

Over recent years, Mr. Sisson’s presence has been felt across various courts nationwide. He has successfully litigated over 100 cases to verdict, making appearances in diverse venues from arbitration forums and administrative panels, such as the Career Service Authority and Civil Service Commission, to State and Federal District Courts. He offers his vast expertise to clients in personal injury and catastrophic accidents including cars, motorcycles and big rig trucks.

Apart from his widespread personal injury litigation experience, Mr. Sisson holds the esteemed position of General Counsel to the Colorado State Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP). This organization, representing over 5,000 law enforcement officers in Colorado, relies on Mr. Sisson for his guidance on matters including internal affairs, civil litigation defense, and due process rights.

Furthermore, Mr. Sisson’s dedication extends to serving as General Counsel for four other distinct FOP entities:

  • FOP Labor Counsel
  • FOP Public Safety Awareness Foundation
  • FOP Legal Defense Fund
  • FOP Small Donor Committee

His unparalleled commitment to representing the largest law enforcement organization both in the United States and Colorado speaks volumes about his dedication and passion.

For top-tier representation in personal injury cases, reach out to Mr. Donald Sisson to schedule a free initial consultation.

Personal Background

Born in 1976 in East Patchogue, New York, Mr. Sisson pursued his academic interests at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. His tenure at West Point was not only academically fulfilling but also saw him actively participating in Division I college ice hockey. In 1999, he earned his B.S. in Systems Engineering, complemented with a minor in English from West Point.

After his graduation, Mr. Sisson was commissioned as a Finance Officer in the United States Army. He further honed his skills at the Finance Officer Basic Course in Fort Jackson, South Carolina. With his training complete, he took on the role of Training and Operations Officer for the 230th Finance Battalion at Fort Hood, Texas, providing pivotal support to the 4th Infantry Division.

Transitioning from the military, Mr. Sisson embarked on his legal journey at the University of Minnesota’s law school. During this period, he secured a federal externship under the esteemed Magistrate Franklin L. Noel of the United States District Court of the District of Minnesota. Expanding his legal horizons, he also spent a semester at Tilburg University in the Netherlands, delving into international law. After earning his law degree in 2004, he relocated to Denver, Colorado, marking the beginning of his illustrious career in private legal practice.

Representative Experience

  • Lead counsel in premises liability action against a national company, which resulted in one of the largest Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Verdicts on Record.
  • Lead counsel in Breach of Warranty action against multiple national companies, which resulted in favorable settlement.
  • Lead counsel in multi-million dollar commercial construction defect case, which resulted in a seven-figure settlement one week before trial.
  • Lead counsel in case defending former Brighton Police Officer, Juston Henninger, against 3rd-Degree Assault, Harassment and Official Misconduct charges. Former Officer Henninger was acquitted of all charges after a three-hour deliberation.
  • Co-counsel in representation of exchange fund member in multi-million dollar securities fraud case, which resulted in favorable settlement.
  • Lead counsel in representation of Colorado Company, against claims by sales director that he was a 1/3 owner of the company, which resulted in nuisance value settlement.
  • Lead counsel in representation of Colorado Insurance Agency against an agent for breach of fiduciary duties, which resulted in a six-figure settlement.
  • Lead counsel in 1st Amendment Retaliation case against Sheriff Douglas Darr, which resulted in one of the largest awards in Adams County history.
  • Co-counsel in Felony Menacing case against Denver Deputy Sheriff, which resulted in the acquittal on three of four charges. The one charge that he was convicted on, was overturned by the Colorado Supreme Court.
  • Co-counsel in 3rd-Degree Assault case for Adams County Sheriff’s Deputy, Darin Poole, which resulted in full acquittal.
  • Lead counsel in the 3rd-Degree Assault/Harassment case of Denver Deputy Sheriff, Anne Kelly, which resulted in a full acquittal.
  • Lead counsel in Appeal of the termination of two Denver Police Officers, Jose Palomares and David Torrez, which resulted in a reversal of termination by the Civil Service Commission.
  • Co-counsel in Federal District Court Jury Trial, which resulted in a multi-million dollar verdict against Federal Fruit & Produce (one of the largest produce distribution companies in the State of Colorado): Case No. 11-cv-00542-JAP-KLM.
  • Lead counsel in several mechanic’s lien cases, which have resulted in favorable outcomes for clients.
  • Co-counsel in First Amendment Retaliation case against Pueblo County Sheriff, Kirk Taylor, and the Chain of Command on behalf of Sergeant Thomas McLallen, Ill, which resulted in a judgment in the amount of $311,600.00, plus attorneys’ fees and costs:
    Case No. 10-cv-01187-RPM.
    Obtained acquittal in a case defending Commerce City Police Officer, Robert Price, against charges of Animal Cruelty (Class 6 Felony).
  • Lead counsel in a case defending former Adams County Deputy Sheriff, David Morrow, against 1st Degree Assault charges.
  • Lead counsel in defending Adam’s County Deputy Sheriff against Forgery charges.
  • Lead counsel in Class Action/Collective Bargaining Action against the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department for violations of the FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act) and Breach of