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False Claims Act/Qui Tam Lawyer

What Is A Qui Tam Claim?

To help prevent fraud and punish improper use of government funds, the federal government enacted the False Claims Act. Under this act, a whistleblower may file what is known as a "qui tam claim" on behalf of the government. This alerts the government of the fraud and triggers an investigation into the misconduct. Any entity that is a party to a government contract — typically a contract where they receive funds from the government — can be held accountable through a qui tam claim under the False Claims Act.

Qui tam claims address a wide range of circumstances and situations involving the defrauding of the U.S. government. This can include:

  • Medicare fraud
  • Medical billing fraud
  • Medical providers receiving kickbacks to recommend particular products (in violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute)
  • Misuse of government funds by defense contractors
  • Securities fraud
  • Tax fraud
  • Customs and shipping fraud
  • Concealing information related to a government contract

A successful qui tam action can result in the offending party being forced to pay triple the amount of money it defrauded from the government and allows the whistleblower to receive a percentage of the compensation recovered.

Trusted Legal Representation For Whistleblowers Throughout Texas

At the Law Offices of Kell A. Simon, I am equipped to help those who have observed fraudulent conduct stand up for what is right. From the first time you speak with us until the final resolution of the qui tam process, I stand by your side and provide you with the exceptional guidance, advice and advocacy that you deserve.

When you retain our services, you work directly with firm founder Kell Simon. Kell has spent more than 15 years as a lawyer fighting for his clients' interests and is well-versed in qui tam cases and other complex employment law matters. He is certified as a labor and employment law specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

I maintain offices in Austin, Houston and Dallas and serve the needs of clients across Texas.

Ready To Do The Right Thing And Expose Fraud Against The Government? Let Us Guide You.

Call us at 512-898-9019 or contact us online for a free, confidential consultation with attorney Kell Simon.