Picking the right whistleblower lawyer is important. He or she will be responsible for what could be the largest financial decision of your life.
Here are some things to consider:
- Experience – Make sure the lawyer you select has experience representing whistleblowers. Many law firms claim they handle false claims act cases but is it their main focus or just a passing interest?
- Success – Ask for specific cases and how much money they have recovered for clients.
- Whistleblower Retaliation Assistance– Does the firm you are considering have a dedicated employment lawyer ready to assist in the event of a termination or harassment?
- Philosophy and Approach – Does the firm you are considering have the law enforcement experience to investigate your case and package it in the most favorable light? Is the firm willing to pursue the case if the government declines to prosecute?