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Frederick Mason Morgan Jr.

Frederick Mason Morgan Jr.

also known as Rick Morgan

About me

Morgan Verkamp LLC's attorneys have represented whistleblowers in federal courts nationwide for 20 years. Our clients include people in the health care and defense industries, among others. We have worked cases which have resulted in hundreds of millions in recoveries for the taxpayers, including two settlements in 2014 which exceeded $100 million.  In addition to speaking frequently at False Claims Act seminars, I served as a guest lecturer at Berkeley Boalt Hall College of Law in 2013 and 2014, and at Cornell Law School in 2012.  Also in 2012, I joined a group of Australian policy-makers in Brisbane to educate them regarding the False Claims Act.  Australia continues to work toward passage of its own qui tam law.  I represented two fighter pilots who appeared on 60 Minutes due to concerns about the safety of the F-22 jet, work for a client who is involved in the scientific debate over the risks and benefits of vaccines.


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  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 100%
    32 years



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  • Beth Ilene Silverman

    Rick Morgan is highly respected by other lawyers and his clients. He has a well-deserved national reputation. Knowledgeable and extremely focused, he is exceedingly effective in his advocacy. He deserves the strongest endorsement.


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  • Thomas Andrew Gelwicks

    Rick Morgan has one of the finest reputations in the nation for his tremendous success in qui tam whistleblower cases. His long, impressive record of achievement underscores his contributions to this vital area of law. Rick is an exceedingly gifted advocate and legal writer. He deserves the highest endorsement.


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Morgan Verkamp LLC

35 East Seventh Street
Suite 600
Cincinnati, OH, 45202


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Ohio Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2015
Ohio Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
2009-10 Whistleblower Lawyer of the YearTaxpayers Against Fraud2009
AV Rated, "Preeminent"Martindale-Hubbell2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMorgan Verkamp LLC2004 - Present
PartnerHelmer, Martins & Morgan1996 - 2004
N/APrivate Practice1993 - 1995
Trial Attorney, Civil DivisionU.S. Department of Justice1985 - 1989
Law ClerkUnited States District Court1983 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationN/A1996 - Present
Taxpayers Against FraudN/A1996 - Present
Potter Stewart Inn of CourtN/A1993 - 1998
Cincinnati Bar AssociationN/A1990 - Present
John Fahy Inn of CourtN/A1986 - 1989
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
United States ex rel. Gonter v. Hunt Valve Co., General Dynamics, and Northop Grumman Newport News ShipbuildingSettlement of $13,200,000 plus fees
United States ex rel. Dennis LeFan, et al. v. General Electric CompanySettlement of $10,000,000 plus $2,200,000 in fees
United States ex rel. Kaczmarczyk, et al. v. SCCI Hospitals$10,000,000 settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Ohio Trial MagazineFERA This! --Legislative Changes to the False Claims Act2010
TAF Conference MaterialsBringing Rationality to Original Source Jurisprudence2008
OATL Conference MaterialsThe Federal False Claims Act and Qui Tam Enforcement2007
UnknownBlowing The Whistle--The False Claims Act2006
False Claims Act & Qui Tam Quarterly ReviewOf Third Trails and Rabbit Trails: The No Contact Rule and the McDade Amendment in Qui Tam Lawsuits2005
False Claims Act & Qui Tam Quarterly ReviewNotes From the Field: Practicalities of the Qui Tam "Working Relationship" under the 1986 False Claims Act Amendments2003
Ohio Northern University Law ReviewThe Last Privateers Encounter Sloppy Seas: Inconsistent Original Source Jurisprudence Under the Federal False Claims Act1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Cincinnati College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Denison UniversityPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Litigating Under the False Claims ActMotions Practice2014
ABA National Qui Tam InstituteQui Tam motions practice2014
Testimony before the Ohio Senate Judiciary CommitteeNeed for passage of Ohio False Claims Act2011
TAFEF Annual ConferenceWorking with the FDA2011
Joint Congressional Commission on Wartime ContractingTestimony on Importance of Whistleblowers in Contingency Contracting2011
Eighth Annual Civil False Claims National InstituteQui Tam--Pretrial Practice (Moderator)2010
AHLA Discussion PanelHealth Care Fraud and Abuse2010
Taxpayers Against Fraud National InstituteFalse Claims Act Practice Pointers2009
Tax Whistleblower's Boot CampIRS Whistleblower Program2009
TAFEF FCA SeminarLiability Developments2008
ABA National False Claims Act National InstituteMotions Practice Developments2008
Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers 2007 Annual ConventionQui Tam Secrets2007
Imact of Rockwell WebinarImpact of Stone v. Rockwell2007
17th Annual National Institute on Health Care FraudFederal Sentencing Guidelines and Civil and Criminal Damages2007
Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund Education Fund ConverenceQui Tam from the Agency Perspective2006
2006 National False Claims InstituteMotions Practice in Qui Tam Cases2006
American Trial Lawyers Annual ConventionQui Tam Litigation2005
Advanced National Forum on False Claims Act Enforcement and LitigationFCA Damages and Penalties2005
TAFEF National False Claims Act SymposiumEthical Issues Confronting Relators' Counsel2004
Fifth Annual National Institute on Civil False Claims Act and Qui Tam EnforcementInvestigation of a False Claims Act Case2004
National Conference on Qui Tam LitigationProcurement Fraud and Other Non-Healthcare Cases2003
DoD Inspector General DCIS In-Service TrainingQui Tam Litigation2002
American Bar Association National Conference on Qui Tam LitigationProcurement Fraud and Other Non-Healthcare Cases2002
Advanced Civil Coordinators TrainingQui Tam Litigation2002
Taxpayers Against Fraud National False Claims Act SymposiumOriginal Source Developments2000