Historic U.S. Supreme Court Victory

HMTG obtains landmark scienter decision in two False Claims Act cases.


2023 Healthcare Fraud Settlements

HMTG scores major Medicare & Medicaid fraud settlements.


False Claims Book

The Definitive Guide to Whistleblower Litigation.


Ground Zero False Claims

The case that started the False Claims revolution.


Coronavirus Relief Fraud

Increased opportunity for fraud against the taxpayer.


Supreme Court Victory

Victory in 9-0 Supreme Court Ruling.


Whistleblower Saves Chinooks

Flight critical gears replaced in all Army Chinooks.


Ohio Supreme Court Success

Court rejects $300 million Trust case.


Flight Controls Corrected

The Navy's and Marine Corps' primary attack fighters.



When Experience Matters

Helmer, Martins, Rice & Popham Co., L.P.A. has prosecuted False Claims Act cases on behalf of whistleblowers longer than any law firm in America. We are frequently consulted by attorneys throughout the country regarding False Claims Act cases, and sometimes join with them to help present their clients’ cases. Since 1984, we have lectured, authored treatises, written articles, litigated, and lobbied for the rights of whistleblowers who come forward to protect the public treasury. Our book, False Claims Act: Whistleblower Litigation, is the first book written specifically to help whistleblowers and their attorneys successfully navigate the many procedural hurdles of the False Claims Act.


For nearly 30 years, our law firm has focused on litigating the toughest and most complex cases. We have represented whistleblowers in dozens of qui tam False Claims Act cases. Five of our cases were featured in front page articles in the Wall Street Journal, a sixth on the front of the New York Times, and four on the television show, 60 Minutes.


False Claims Act cases in which we have represented whistleblowers have led to the return or more than $1 Billion to the United States Treasury, with proportional amounts to our clients. We have successfully argued cases before both the Supreme Court of the United States, the Supreme Court of Ohio, and numerous courts of appeals.


On four occasions we have been requested by the United States Senate and House of Representatives to present testimony about how to strengthen and modernize the False Claims Act. Our suggestions have led to changes in the law eventually signed by both President Ronald Reagan and President Barack Obama.

Our Featured Cases

Ground Zero False Claims Case

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Pharmacy Discount Program Fraud

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Whistleblower Stops Pharmacy Fraud

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Ambulances Making Unnecessary Runs

False Claims Case

Skilled Nursing Homes Manipulating Reimbursement

False Claims Case

Whistleblower Saves Chinooks

False Claims Case

Commercial Trucking Accident

Personal Injury

Arleigh Burke Class Destroyers

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There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the Government.

Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack

Nobody ever knows why he gets the dirty job. But any society is held together by the efforts…yes, and the sacrifices of only a few.

James A. Michener, The Bridges at Toko-Ri

Laws are the very bulwarks of liberty; they define every man’s rights, and defend the individual liberties of all men.

J.G. Holland

Latest From Our Blog

Helmer Receives Alumnus Award

On May 12, 2017, Helmer Martins partner James B. Helmer, Jr. was awarded the 2017 Distinguished Alumnus Award by the University of Cincinnati College of Law Alumni Association. Helmer follows in the footsteps of his mentor United States District Judge …

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Lawyers Club Presentation

Attorneys James A. Tate and Erin M. Campbell presented a program on the False Claims Act at the Lawyer’s Club of Cincinnati on April 20, 2017. During the program, Mr. Tate provided an overview of the False Claims Act and described types of cases …

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Sixth Circuit Weighs In

A new defense gaining popularity among False Claims Act defendants is that a target defendant could not have knowingly violated the FCA because its conduct was consistent with some reasonable interpretation of an ambiguity in a governing statute …

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