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Experienced California IRS Whistleblower Lawyer

We are experienced attorneys that represent whistleblowers throughout the State of California. Whistleblowers are entitled to awards or monetary compensation in certain cases, if their claims are successful. At the Evans Law Firm, you will find an experienced California IRS whistleblower lawyer who can handle all different types of whistleblower cases including:

  • Banking Whistleblowers (Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA) and the Financial Institutions Anti-Fraud Enforcement Act of 1990 (FIAFEA))
  • IRS – Internal Revenue Service Tax Whistleblowers;
  • Insurance Fraud Whisteblowers (California Insurance Code 1871.7);
  • SEC – Securities Exchange Commission Whistleblowers/ Dodd-Frank Whistleblowers (Wallstreet Reform and Consumer Protection Act);
  • False, Fraudulent and Qui Tam Claim Whistleblowers (federal and California false claims laws) – False Claim Act § 3729 et seq or California False Claim Act (Government Code 12650);
  • Medicare Fraud Whistleblowers;
  • Medi-cal (California) Fraud Whistleblowers;
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act Whistleblowers;
  • SEC – Securities Exchange Commission Whistleblowers/ Dodd-Frank Whistleblowers (Wallstreet Reform and Consumer Protection Act);
  • Whistleblower Retaliation under California Labor Code1102.5 and Violation of Public Policy and for Illegal Conduct

What Is A Whistleblower Under California Law?

A whistleblower is a person that complains of illegal, unethical or conduct or actions that are against public policy committed by their employer, an individual, or a corporation. Whistleblowers serve an important role in society. By blowing the whistle on persons or companies that are committing fraud against the state or federal government (or others) potentially save taxpayers billions of dollars each year and the whistleblower can earn important and significant incentives/monetary awards for blowing the whistle on illegal conduct. If you have knowledge that a company or individual has made fraudulent or improper charges against the government, you should discuss your legal rights with a qualified lawyer. Contact our law firm, or call us at 415-441-8669 today to speak with an experienced San Francisco IRS whistleblower lawyer.

What Is A False Claim Or Qui Tam Case?

A false claim is a claim that is fraudulent that is submitted to the government. A case can be brought for a false claim on behalf of the federal or a state government that had fraud committed upon them. These cases are brought to recover taxpayer money that was taken fraudulently. Sometimes these type of cases are called “whistleblower” cases because they are brought by a whistleblower who is acting on behalf of the local, state or federal government. You may also hear the term “qui tam” – which is a latin phrase that is roughly translated to mean that person or entitly who pursues this action on the governments’ behalf (translated correctly as the Lord King’s behalf), as well as his own.

The qui tam plaintiff or whistleblower is called a relator under federal or state law. The plaintiff or relator is considered to be bringing the lawsuit for the government. 31 U.S.C. § 3730(b): “A person may bring a civil action for a violation of section 3729 for the person and for the United States Government. The action shall be brought in the name of the Government.”

Some common types of false claim whistleblower cases include:

  • Medicare Fraud
  • Medi-cal Fraud
  • Government Contractor Fraud
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Billing the Government (local, state or federal) for goods or services there were not provided
  • Overcharging the Government (local, state or federal) for good or services
  • Illegal Kickbacks (by pharmaceutical or other companies)
  • Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Equipment Fraud

If you have first-hand knowledge of a fraud that is being committed upon the local, state or federal government, email us on the Contact Us webpage or call us at 415-441-8669 to speak with a California attorney. Your email and call is confidential and free. We handle these type of cases on a contingency, meaning that if there is no recovery, you do not owe us anything.

For a free and confidential consultation with a California lawyer about your possible case, please call us at 415-441-8669 or toll free at 888-503-8267 or send an email to info@evanslaw.com or under the Contact Us portion of this website.

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