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Qui Tam Attorneys Providing Whistleblower Protection Nationwide



Medicare and other types of fraud against the Government are far too common in our country. The United States Department of Justice has been prosecuting health care fraud cases with increased frequency. Most whistleblower (or qui tam) cases are initially investigated by private attorneys, who first evaluate the type of fraud, review the regulations involved, and gather the necessary proof. Cases that can be proven are then filed under seal so that the Government can investigate the claims and decide whether to intervene. 


Successful whistleblowers have recovered millions in settlement proceeds while protecting their employment rights or status. The Department of Justice has also been criminally prosecuting Medicare fraud and recently created a criminal Strike Force, focused on sending fraudulent actors to prison. As of 2012, this Strike Force alone has charged more than 1,300 defendants with criminal and related fraud charges.


If you suspect fraud, call our law firm or complete the online form for a free consultation with a whistleblower attorney. Your information will be kept confidential. Cases are prosecuted on a contingency basis, where the attorney will advance his/her time and costs, so you are not paying out of pocket to prosecute your case.

What a Whistleblower Lawyer Aids You With…



Whistleblowers play vital roles in exposing pharmaceutical fraud. In the past several years, billions of dollars have been collected from pharmaceutical companies and others for fraud related to the unlawful promotion, pricing and illegal marketing of drugs, etc. Whistleblowers who expose fraud not only protect themselves from potential prosecution, but they help ensure that pharmaceutical firms who violate the law are brought to justice.



Medicare fraud and other types of fraud against the Government are far too common in our country, particularly so in Northern Virginia and the Washington DC metro region. Someone who reports instances of fraud is known as a “whistleblower”, and often times whistleblowers will retain attorneys both to prosecute the fraud as well as to protect themselves from potential legal action.


False Claims Act

Under the False Claims Act, a person who learns of fraud being committed against the Government can file suit through his own privately retained attorney. The False Claims Act has a very detailed process for the filing and pursuit of these claims. The qui tam relator must be represented by an attorney. The qui tam complaint must, by law, be filed under seal, which means… Read On

Success Stories

I was satisfied with the case outcome. The quality of the representation provided by the attorney was very thorough, time efficient and open to communication clarity during the process of execution, keeping in mind the client’s thoughts and suggestions. I would retain the Law Office of Jeffrey J. Downey again because of the craftsmanship of… Read more “Steven”


I’ve been trying for weeks to find the perfect words to express my gratitude, and honestly, they simply don’t exist. So I’ll start by saying that I’m thoroughly convinced of three things. First, three years ago, when I found your name online, The Lord was there. Second, when you answered your phone and spoke with… Read more “Valerie”


I was involved in a negligence case against a large nursing home involving my mother. I was completely satisfied with the outcome and felt that we probably got about the best results that were available for the minimum risk that I was prepared to bear. Mr. Downey explained everything clearly upfront. He was always available… Read more “Ira K.”

Ira K.

Litigation against large organizations such as nursing homes can be a very intimidating task for the average lay person. However, I was very fortunate. My attorney was Jeffrey Downey. My case involved negligence on the part of a nursing home where my elderly father resided. This negligence resulted in his untimely death. My case was… Read more “Cheryl”


My dad was a World War II veteran and survivor of the Battan death march. Unfortunately, he didn’t survive his visit to a local long term care facility. After a stay at a Veteran’s hospital he went to a long term care facility for short term rehabilitation. The facility placed him in their assisted living… Read more “Malcolm J.”

Malcolm J.

I will always remember the courtesy and respect you extended to my father and I (during a very difficult time), walking us through the wrongful death lawsuit of my mother. It was never an inconvenience for you to make the situation and demand of the case easier for my eighty-eight year old father – like… Read more “Betty D. (West Virginia)”

Betty D. (West Virginia)

My Father was a retired U. S. Marine who fought in World War II and Korea. He was a wonderful loving father and a great and caring friend to all who knew him. He entered into a Nursing Home for rehabilitation which led to his ultimate downfall because of the Nursing Home’s neglect in overseeing… Read more “Richard”


The firm handled a slip and fall case for me. I was very satisfied. Anytime I had a question it was answered promptly. I was kept updated during the entire process and was always told my options. I really enjoyed the personal attention I got. I could not have had a better experience.