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   James B. Helmer, Jr., President
Education:   University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D., 1975
Order of the Coif

Denison University
Cum Laude, History, B.A., 1972

Admitted in:   Ohio, District of Columbia, U.S. Supreme Court
Contact Information:
600 Vine Street
Suite 2704
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: 513.421.2400
Fax: 513.421.7902
   Professional Experience

James B. Helmer, Jr. is Senior Partner and President of the Cincinnati office location of Helmer, Martins, Rice & Popham Co., LPA. Approximately half of his practice, which is exclusively devoted to litigation, involves the representation of employees blowing the whistle on fraudulent Government contractors. Mr. Helmer has obtained several multi-million dollar jury verdicts and has been trial counsel in over 200 published legal decisions. He testified before both the Senate and House concerning amendments to the False Claims Act and all of his suggested changes were ultimately enacted into law. His False Claims Act cases have returned over $700 million to the taxpayers and have resulted in 13 criminal indictments. Mr. Helmer is author of False Claims Act: Whistleblower Litigation (5th Edition Top Gun Publishing 2007) and co-author of Representing the Terminated Employee in Ohio (2d Ed. Anderson 1997).

Mr. Helmer is an honors graduate of Denison University. His law degree is from the University Of Cincinnati College Of Law where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Cincinnati Law Review. He began his legal career as a law clerk for the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

Mr. Helmer has enjoyed Martindale Hubbell Law Directory's highest rating, "AV", since 1981. He has been listed in the last 13 editions of Best Lawyers in America and has been selected by The National Law Journal as one of Ohio's top ten litigators and by Cincinnati Magazine as one of Cincinnati's top attorneys. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the President's Council of Taxpayers Against Fraud and a recipient of the Nicholas Longworth III Alumni Achievement Award for Distinguished Professional Service from the College of Law of the University of Cincinnati. He has been selected as an Ohio Super Lawyer for 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 by Law & Politics Magazine.

Mr. Helmer’s legal work has been detailed and praised in two books: Giant Killers: The Team and the Law that Helps Whistle-blowers Recover America’s Stolen Billions by Henry Scammell (Atlantic Monthly Press 2004) and At Any Cost: Jack Welch, General Electric, and the Pursuit of Profit by Thomas F. O’Boyle (Vintage Books 1999).

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