Are you thinking of blowing the whistle in a qui tam case to try to stop fraud against the government? You may have many questions swirling around in your head, like “do I have a case?” and “how can my attorney protect me?”
You may also be concerned about attorney’s fees in qui tam cases. How does it all work? With Carolina Whistleblower Attorneys, you owe us no fee if we don’t get you an award.2
Who is responsible for qui tam attorney’s fees?
With Carolina Whistleblower Attorneys, our compensation never comes out of your pocket.2 Here’s how it works:
- Free case evaluation: The case evaluation is completely free (and confidential). We will only take your case if we think it’ll put you in a better financial position for your courage, even after costs and fees.
- We go to work: You pay nothing up front and no hourly fee. We immediately get to work protecting you, guiding you, and fighting to expose fraud.
- If we win, you collect the reward (and we collect a percentage): If the government recovers money based on your information and you meet the whistleblower requirements (we’ll guide you through them), you’re entitled to an award. Your award is a percentage of the government’s recovery, which can be very significant.1 The government can recover up to treble (triple) damages from the fraudster. Only if we’re successful do we collect a fee, a percentage of the whistleblower award.2
The percentage of your potential award depends on a few factors. While your whistleblowing award can be up to 30% of the government’s recovery, it can also be lower. We can help you fight for a greater award, and our fee only comes from any award we are able to obtain for you.2
Are whistleblower cases expensive?
Fraud on the government is often committed by corporations who put up a vigorous defense. As such, building a case takes time, money, and typically requires the help of expert witnesses.
Ideally, the government will bear the burden of many case expenses. When the government does not, our contingency fee arrangement still allows you to pursue your claim on behalf of the public.2
Either way, you will never have to pay these costs out of pocket. We advance all of the needed costs and assume the risk on your behalf.2 It’s just one of the many ways our team puts you first.
Carolina Whistleblower Attorneys
put you first
If you’re wary of qui tam attorney’s fees, the contingency fee arrangement2 from Carolina Whistleblower Attorneys will put your mind at ease.
Ready to blow the whistle on fraud against the government? Our attorneys have decades of combined experience and handle whistleblower cases every day. We’re led by former US Attorney Bill Nettles, so we know how to work your case and seek a maximum award on your behalf.
“Bill has the ability to ‘think outside the box’…which makes him extremely effective as an advocate for his clients.” 1 — Attorney who previously worked with Bill
Awards we’ve won
For standards of inclusion for awards listed, visit bestlawyers.com, thenationaltriallawyers.org, superlawyers.com, farrin.com/business-nc-power-list, and millondollaradvocates.com. National Trial Lawyers Top 100 designation is for 2022. Regarding the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, we do not represent that similar results will be achieved in your case. Each case is different and must be evaluated separately. Firm award is for the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin. Attorney awards are for attorneys with the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin.
Contact the Carolina
If you’re wondering if it’s a good idea to speak with a whistleblower lawyer about what you know, let us set the record straight.
- Corporate ethics hotlines can be risky and may lead to termination. If you’ve already done this, call us immediately.
- Your coworkers could be aware of the fraud – or complicit in it – and you should not talk to them about it.
- The first claim to be filed under the False Claims Act can proceed – if you’re not first, you’re at a serious disadvantage and may get nothing (another reason not to speak to your coworkers about it).
- A confidential discussion costs you a few minutes, but could save you time, stress, and money.
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