Hiring a Whistleblower Lawyer

Choosing the Best Whistleblower Lawyer for Your Case

June 22nd, 2015

Finding the right lawyer to represent you in a qui tam whistleblower lawsuit is crucial to the success of your case. Because the laws that affect these kinds of cases are so complex, finding a whistleblower lawyer with the experience to serve your case may be the most important thing you do once you have decided to blow the whistle.

Tips for Choosing a Whistleblower Lawyer
  • Success in Past Cases: Don’t hesitate to ask for specific examples of cases the firm has won under the False Claims Act. Find out how much their whistleblower lawyers helped recover, and other outcomes of the cases.
  • Experience: Make sure the firm’s attorneys are experienced with qui tam lawsuits in particular, and find out how long they have litigated these unique types of cases.
  • Area of Expertise: You don’t want to end up being represented by an attorney who is a specialist in another area of law any more than you would want a cardiologist treating you for a broken leg. Make sure that the lawyer you choose is a specialist in qui tam cases and an expert on the complex whistleblower laws.
  • Location: You may be tempted to choose a whistleblower lawyer based on how close they are to your house, but because the qui tam laws are federal, that could be a mistake. Look for a firm that works nationwide and isn’t limited by their location.

If you’re even thinking about taking action under the False Claims Act, you need an experienced whistleblower lawyer on your side. Please contact The Law Office of James T. Ratner using the form at the left of the page or call (845) 688-5222 today.


What is the role of a whistleblower attorney?

April 9th, 2015

A whistleblower attorney can play an invaluable role in your qui tam case. Whether you report internally to your company or to the government, a whistleblower lawyer can lead you through the legal process and help you ensure that you are protected throughout the process.

As a whistleblower, you should be protected by whistleblower retaliation protections that prohibit your employer from taking actions against you for your whistleblowing. You also may be rewarded a percentage of the government’s recovery in the case, up to 30% in some cases. Your whistleblower attorney can ensure that you are taking full advantage of the awards and protections afforded to you under the law. In these cases, which can be lengthy and complicated, it pays to have an experienced lawyer on your side.

Are you ready to blow the whistle on fraud against the government? Do you have in-depth knowledge that you can document about fraud or misconduct that cost the government and taxpayers money?

Call the Law Office of James T. Ratner today at (845) 688-5222 for your confidential consultation with an experienced whistleblower attorney in New York. James Ratner represents whistleblower clients nationwide.

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