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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.

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Languages spoken: English, French

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Practice areas


  1. Health Care: 50%
    22 years
  2. Consumer Protection: 50%
    22 years



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  • Gregory Keith Hecht

    I endorse this lawyer. He is a brilliant attorney. Knows health care false claims act and qui tam law extraordinarily well. He is a tremendously hard worker and can get through the most complicated cases.


    Gregory Hecht Business Attorney
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  • Briant Glen Mildenhall

    I endorse Mike Bothwell as an excellent attorney. He is the premier attorney in Georgia for plaintiffs with whistle blower, qui tam, and False Claims Act cases. He is thorough, bright, and a zealous advocate for his clients.


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Contact info

Mike Bothwell

304 Macy Drive
Roswell, GA, 30076


GAActive Member in Good Standing 199107/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Top Rated LawyerMartindale Hubble2016
AV Top Rated LawyerMartindale Hubble2015
Client's ChoiceAvvo2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
FounderBothwell Law Group1996 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationLawyer2015 - Present
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2005 - Present
Taxpayers Against Fraud Education FundMember1996 - Present
Boy Scouts of AmericaScoutmaster/Volunteer1995 - Present
Georgia BarAttorney1991 - Present
J. Reuben Clark SocietyAttorney1991 - Present
LDS LawyersAttorney1991 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
U.S. ex rel. Howard v. Lockheed Martin Corp.Settlement
U.S. ex rel. Hopson v. Air IdealSettlement
U.S. ex rel. Estey v. Tenn. Orthopaedic Clinics P.C.Settlement
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brigham Young UniversityFrenchBS - Bachelor of Science1991
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Taxpayers Against Fraud Education FundTaxpayers Against Fraud2007
Georgia National Employment Lawyers AssociationWhistleblower Law2007
Taxpayers Against Fraud Education FundTaxpayers Against Fraud2006