False Claims Law

There are government contracts which cover everything from medical services to the smallest parts on the latest weapons system. But when a government contractor does not deliver a product or service as specified in its contract with the United States, the taxpayers may have been cheated. The False Claims Act is the principal tool for recovering lost dollars due to contractor fraud. The False Claims Act is designed to allow any person to pursue contractor fraud and, if successful, to recover a reward for so doing. Helmer, Martins, Rice & Popham is a nationally recognized pioneer in the successful use of the False Claims Act.

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Business Litigation

Corporations also have legal rights in America. When those rights are violated, either by breach of contract, fraud, or some other statutory or common law provision, it is sometimes necessary to seek protection or redress from the Courts. Helmer, Martins, Rice & Popham has successfully represented some of America’s largest publicly traded corporations as well as privately owned companies. With accurate case evaluation, efficient staffing, targeted discovery and motion practices, and appropriate technological support, we conduct our litigation matters in ways that make business sense for our clients.

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Environmental Litigation

The protection of environmental resources is one of this nation’s primary concerns. Helmer, Martins, Rice & Popham has successfully handled lawsuits involving air, water, and soil contamination representing both injured individuals and whole classes of victims. Our lawyers have built an impressive record resolving environmental disputes at the negotiating table and in the courtroom without hampering our clients’ business operations.

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Personal Injury

All persons have a basic need for and right to safety. When the actions or inactions of another cause injury, emotional distress, medical expenses or loss of work or enjoyment of life, experienced counsel is of paramount importance. Helmer, Martins, Rice & Popham has recovered numerous multi-million dollar recoveries for injured victims of defective products, industrial accidents, corporate or individual negligence and mass disasters.

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