Mike Bothwell has pioneered a strong pro bono practice of advising less experienced attorneys, mentoring attorneys new to the field of False Claims Act litigation, and providing amicus briefs on important issues. In his capacity as founder and managing partner, Mr. Bothwell has trained several attorneys now practicing in the area including the stellar attorneys on the Bothwell Law Group team. Mr. Bothwell and his firm have measured up to defense lawyers at some of the largest firms in the nation and has been referred clients from opposing counsel and has been asked to make presentations on the False Claims Act by and with many of the leading defense attorneys.
Mr. Bothwell has litigated every aspect of qui tam litigation including matters between relators and the government. He has been instrumental in obtaining outstanding settlements in a variety of cases resulting in the maximum relator’s share being voluntarily offered by the government. Mr. Bothwell has mediated relationships between various relators’ counsel with differing views on first to file status and has been invited to join as co-counsel with the first to file in cases where his client was second or third to file. Mr. Bothwell has been lead counsel in cases against some of the largest federal contractors as well as some very small entities. Mr. Bothwell has been sought out by bankruptcy trustees on matters involving the False Claims Act and qui tam matters as well as being invited to represent the bankruptcy estate in litigation. In all his cases, Mr. Bothwell has failed to successfully mediate only one case—and that case was dismissed by the Court before the parties could reconvene the second round of mediation.
Mr. Bothwell is presently admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Georgia, the Eastern District of Michigan, as well as in the United States Courts of Appeals for the Eleventh, Sixth, Ninth, and D.C. Circuits.
Mike Bothwell can be reached individually at Mike@WhistleblowerLaw.com.
Languages Spoken: English, French
Licensed since 1991
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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1991||06/07/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|AV Top Rated Lawyer||Martindale Hubble||N/A|
|Founder||Bothwell Law Group||1996 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Boy Scouts of America||Scoutmaster/Volunteer||1995 - Present|
|Georgia Bar||Attorney||1991 - Present|
|J. Reuben Clark Society||Attorney||1991 - Present|
|LDS Lawyers||Attorney||1991 - Present|
|U.S. ex rel. Howard v. Lockheed Martin Corp.||Settlement|
|U.S. ex rel. Hopson v. Air Ideal||Settlement|
|U.S. ex rel. Estey v. Tenn. Orthopaedic Clinics P.C.||Settlement|
|Atlanta Business Chronicle||Hospital Authority Of Irwin County reaches $520,000 settlement to resolve False Claims Act investigation||2015|
|Portfolio Media (Law360)||Lockheed Settles Whistleblower Suit Over F-22 Work||2015|
|FBI - Atlanta Division||Atlanta Dentist to Pay Settlement to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations||2015|
|Portfolio Media (Law360)||Suit Settled Over HUBZone Misuse To Get $11M In Contracts||2015|
|National Mortgage News||Whistleblower Complaint Leads to $320M Settlement||2014|
|AlJazeera America||Meet the whistle-blower behind this week's $320M mortgage fraud settlement||2014|
|Department of Justice||Tennessee and Virginia Orthopedic Clinics to Pay $1.85 Million to Settle Allegations of Billing Medicare for Reimported Products||2014|
|Portfolio Media (Law360)||Emory University To Pay $1.5M Over Double-Billing Claims||2013|
|Portfolio Media (Law360)||Skin Cancer Center Settles Whistleblowers' FCA Suit||2013|
|Portfolio Media (Law360)||APS Healthcare To Pay $13M To Resolve Ga. FCA Suit||2011|
|PR Newswire||$24 Million Settlement of New York State and Federal False Claims Act Case||2009|
|HomeCare||Matria to Pay $9 Million to Settle Medicare Fraud Allegations||2006|
|Justice.Gov||U.S. ex rel Hill v. Morehouse Medical Associates||2006|
|CNN.com||Military's use of fabric made with toxin questioned||2004|
|Brigham Young University||French||BS - Bachelor of Science||1991|
|Brigham Young University||International Relations||JD - Juris Doctor||1991|
|Brigham Young University||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1991|
|Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund||Taxpayers Against Fraud||2007|
|Georgia National Employment Lawyers Association||Whistleblower Law||2007|
|Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund||Taxpayers Against Fraud||2006|