National Whistleblower Lawyers

Georgia False Claims Act Attorneys Representing Whistleblowers Nationwide

Anyone with knowledge of fraud or waste being committed against the government or at the expense of taxpayers can be a whistleblower. Since 1986, whistleblowers have helped the U.S. government recover more than $36 billion under the False Claims Act; $9 billion was collected in 2012 alone.

At Butler Wooten & Peak LLP, our Georgia-based law firm represents individuals nationwide who want to stop illegal business practices. We have recovered well over $100 million in whistleblower lawsuit settlements with the help of private citizens who have come forward with evidence of fraud committed against the government. Contact our firm online to schedule a complimentary, confidential consultation with a whistleblower claims attorney.

What Is the Procedure For A Whistleblower Lawsuit?

A whistleblower lawsuit can be brought under the federal False Claims Act, the Georgia Taxpayer Protection False Claims Act or through programs sponsored by specific government agencies, such as the IRS, the SEC or the CFTC.

Fraudulent or illegal business practices can take many forms. At Butler Wooten & Peak LLP, our False Claims Act lawyers help individuals put a stop to:

The procedure for a whistleblower lawsuit may vary depending on the basis of the legal claim. The federal government will have an opportunity to investigate and intervene in a federal False Claims Act qui tam lawsuit while a suit brought under Georgia law will require approval of the Georgia Attorney General in order to move forward.

When a whistleblower lawsuit is settled or litigated, a whistleblower is rewarded with a percentage of the amount recovered.

Recently, our law firm settled a whistleblower lawsuit with six banks over illegal refinance fees on mortgage loans offered through the Veteran's Administration (VA) for more than $161 million.

"The False Claims Act is a powerfully effective weapon to protect taxpayers from getting ripped off and to recover for taxpayers when fraud has been committed," notes James E. Butler, Jr., founding partner of Butler Wooten & Peak LLP.

Taking a stand against fraud and waste is not always an easy task, but neither was standing up to the playground bully when you were young. Some employers may retaliate against you for blowing the whistle and effectively stopping an illegal system that was lining their own pockets. But, both need to be done to protect those who are unable to protect themselves.

Do You Think You Have A Whistleblower Claim?

At Butler Wooten & Peak LLP, our Georgia-based law firm has the resources to investigate your whistleblower claim. We also have the legal knowledge and litigation experience to pursue your claim to maximize your recovery. Contact our Atlanta or Columbus office for a free consultation if you have proof of fraud or waste of U.S. taxpayer dollars. Serving Clients Nationally.