For a whistleblower who is considering filing a qui tam lawsuit under the False Claims Act, or a whistleblower claim with the SEC or the IRS, finding and hiring the right attorney can make a big difference to the outcome of the case. However, the vast majority of attorneys have never represented a whistleblower, and do not have experience with navigating these types of laws. So, how do you find the right attorney?
Representation of whistleblowers is such a small niche in the legal world that most of the attorneys who devote their practice to this area have a nationwide practice. Our firm has represented whistleblowers, and filed qui tam cases on their behalf, in more than a dozen different states from coast to coast. So, don’t just look locally – look nationally.
But most importantly, you need to be comfortable with your choice. Consider four factors: Credentials, Experience, Resources, and Commitment.
Here at Tycko & Zavareei LLP, our attorneys are all graduates of top law schools, and have years of litigation experience. We’ve represented numerous whistleblowers, and have a deep understanding of this area of law. Our firm has been around since 2002, and we have a stable group of attorneys who have been with us for many years. We are selective in the cases we take, and fully committed to those that we do.
Most attorneys who represent whistleblowers do so on a contingency fee basis – this means that you don’t pay any money up-front. Instead, if the attorney obtains a recovery for you, then the attorney is paid a percentage of that recovery. Different qui tam law firms may offer different terms, so you should shop around before making your choice. Tycko & Zavareei LLP always offers very competitive terms, and often offers terms more favorable to clients that other law firms.
If you are a serious whistleblower with an important case, then we’d like to hear from you. We think we compare very favorably, and hope that you’ll choose us as your qui tam law firm. If you have information concerning a potential qui tam case and would like to consult with one of our False Claims Act attorneys, please fill out our Confidential Case Evaluation form, or call (202) 973-0900 to speak with one of our lawyers here at the law firm of Tycko & Zavareei LLP.
The purpose of this form is to provide basic information that our law firm will use to evaluate your potential qui tam case. We will treat all information you provide through this form as privileged and confidential. If you have any concerns about providing your information through this website, please feel free to call our Washington, D.C. office at (202) 973-0900 to provide your information by telephone, or send your information to our office at 2000 L Street, N.W., Suite 808, Washington, D.C. 20036.
Please note that, in general, we only handle cases in which a business or company has committed fraud on the government and the amount of the fraud is at least $1 million.Begin Your Confidential Case Evalutation