How Do I Find Out If I Have a Whistleblower Case?

Below, whistleblower attorney Tony Munter discusses how to know if you have a whistleblower case and whether more than one person can work together as whistleblowers. If you think you may have a whistleblower case, call today and schedule a free consultation with an experienced lawyer.

Well, I think the good news for most potential clients is that there are a lot of whistleblower attorneys out there are looking for False Claims Act case. And I think it is possible to contact anyone who has some experience in the field and talk to them without having to spend a lot of money.

Most people will do at least some form of an initial consultation for free. And I would strongly advise anyone to call any good whistleblower lawyer and talk and see if they think you have something. It doesn’t cost anything and it certainly gets you some level of understanding as to what kind of a case you may have and what you might have to do to put a case together. That’s really the best way to go.

You can research the law yourself as well but it is very hard. I’m not saying that anyone can’t look at the law. Of course the law is there for everybody to look at. But it is hard to be objective about your own set of facts.

And it is also hard to know which aspect of the professional life you’ve led has the most impact in the context of a False Claims Act (pdf) case. For these reasons, talking to a whistleblower lawyer is really obviously the best way to go.

Fortunately, there are whistleblower attorneys out there will talk to potential clients in an initial consultation without having to charge a prospective client anything.

What If There Are More Than One Of Us Who Want to Work Together As Whistleblowers?

Well, usually that’s very good. You want to bring as much as you can to the case. It’s helpful if the two people want to work together as opposed to trying to fight each other and beat each other to the court house. It can complicate matters.

And it’s important that everybody understands upfront who is going to get what, and what the arrangement is between the parties. Obviously, it can slow down the process for the whistleblower attorney to have to deal with more than one client at a time.

Generally speaking, with whistleblower law and False Claims Act law in particular, it is hard to know everything. It’s hard for one person to necessarily know every aspect of a case. The more information that you can provide the government, at least initially, the more you can press them to take the case, because you will be bringing them a stronger case.

Obviously, all the parties have to agree to this. And all the parties have to agree that there is no conflict between them. Usually, that’s something that can be worked out fairly reasonably because if you’re working together you have essentially same interest in the success of the case.