Cincinnati, Ohio Law Firm Helmer, Martins, Rice & Popham, Co., L.P.A. is pleased to announce that lawyers Paul B. Martins and James A. Tate will present a session, “The Whistleblower & The False Claims Act,” on May 2, 2019 at the Ohio Association for Justice 2019 Annual Convention in Columbus, Ohio. Their presentation is highly recommended for lawyers curious about whistleblowers and the False Claims Act. Identifying a potential False Claims Act case will also be discussed. Learn more about the conference and registration.

Paul B. Martins is a graduate of Notre Dame University and the University of San Diego School of Law, he served several years in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s (“JAG”) Corps as a prosecutor, criminal defense attorney, and legal advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army – Review Boards Agency. Since entering private practice in 1987, Mr. Martins has specialized in complex civil litigation in the areas of civil rights, securities class actions, personal injury, and in representing whistleblowers in False Claims Act cases. He has co-counseled many False Claims Act cases with Mr. Helmer, including trying two to conclusion before juries.

James A. Tate is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of law, where he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the University of Cincinnati Law Review for 2008–2009 , and as an Articles Editor on the Human Rights Quarterly, 2007–2008. Mr. Tate has successfully litigated False Claims Act cases in district and appellate courts across the country, representing whistleblowers who have uncovered fraud schemes perpetrated by some of the largest corporations. In this role, he second chaired a False Claims Act case which recovered $25 million for the taxpayers, several other False Claims Act cases which have returned millions to the taxpayers, and a major products liability case against a foreign manufacturer.

The Ohio Association for Justice is an association of attorneys whose mission is to preserve Constitutional rights and protect access to the civil justice system for all Ohioans through advocacy in the Courthouse, Statehouse, and Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.

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