Qui tam actions are lawsuits filed by employees who believe their employers defrauded the government. Such employees are known as whistle-blowers. Without whistle-blowers, many employers would continue to violate the law without facing consequences. The False Claims Act was created to protect whistle-blowers. The Act also outlines specific requirements a whistle-blower must meet to pursue a qui tam action. For example, the Act states that the whistle-blower must be represented by an attorney. One reason for this requirement is that the process of filing a qui tam action is extremely complicated. The investigation process alone involves numerous steps, including subpoenas for records, interviews of witnesses, and expert consultations.
When choosing an attorney to represent you in a qui tam action, it is important to find an attorney who is experienced in this unique area of law. The attorneys at Alan C. Olson & Associates, s.c. have over 30 years of experience protecting the rights of employees throughout the Milwaukee area.
Our practice focuses almost exclusively on employment law. In addition to representing whistle-blowers in qui tam actions, we represent clients in other areas of employment law, including employment benefits and discrimination.
What does this mean for you? Using our experience, we can evaluate the strength of your claim and help you decide whether it would be worth your time to pursue it. If you do decide to move forward with the lawsuit, we know the specific steps you need to take throughout the process.
But experience is not everything. Our attorneys take pride in being people first and attorneys second. At Alan C. Olson & Associates, s.c., we understand that the law can be confusing, so we make sure to explain your case in terms you can understand. We also make sure you feel like a part of the team. After all, this is your case.
Our firm consists of dedicated legal professionals who will work hard to get you the results that you deserve. To learn more about how we can help you file a qui tam action, contact us for a free initial phone consultation.
Source: doioig.gov, “False Claims Act Cases: Government Intervention in Qui Tam (Whistleblower) Suits,” Accessed May 10, 2015