Whistleblower Reward

What is a whistleblower reward?

The amount of a whistleblower reward depends on how much money the government recovers as a result of the whistleblower lawsuit. A whistleblower who files a successful claim is paid a reward that equals between 15% and 25% of the amount recovered by the government if the government joined in the case prior to settlement or trial. If the government does not join in the case, and the whistleblower and his or her attorney pursue it on their own, the whistleblower can receive up to 30% of the total amount recovered. Qualified whistleblowers who are represented by experienced attorneys can receive substantial monetary rewards, sometimes many millions of dollars, for a successful claim.

The amount of a whistleblower reward is also impacted by the type of fraud that is reported, the amount of work that the whistleblower and his or her attorney have performed to assist the government in recovering the money, the whistleblower’s involvement in the fraud (if any), and whether the government joined in the lawsuit before it was resolved.

Learn more about our firm’s whistleblower practice and the successful results we have obtained for our clients.


In cases brought under the False Claims Act, the government can recover three times the amount of the fraud plus fines and penalties. In cases involving healthcare billing fraud or government contract fraud, the government often recovers hundreds of millions of dollars, occasionally even a billion dollars or more.

In this video, Page Pate explains the process of filing a whistleblower lawsuit, and what factors influence the amount of a whistleblower reward in a successful case.

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Our experienced whistleblower attorneys have the knowledge and expertise to review possible whistleblower claims and determine if they may result in significant whistleblower compensation. We will help you determine if the case is worth pursuing by giving you an accurate assessment of the claim’s value in terms of potential damages that the government might recover. We know how to back up these claims with the evidence necessary to convince the government to join the lawsuit and to award the whistleblower the maximum reward under the law.

If you think you have information that proves a company may be defrauding the federal government — by charging more for their services than they should, not complying with their contracts, or otherwise falsifying invoices to the government — give us a call today. Our experienced lawyers do not charge to consult with you about your suspicions and we can talk you through what to do next. Our calls are completely free and totally confidential.

Keep in mind — it’s important that you take action on your information sooner rather than later. Awards under the False Claims Act are generally available only to the first whistleblower to report the fraud and file the necessary lawsuit.

A recent review from one of
our whistleblower clients on avvo.com:

“The absolute best Whistleblower Attorney you can hire!! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

$15M Settlement! Page is an amazing, brilliant and exceptionally talented attorney. He represented me in a Whistleblower False Claims Act case which resulted in a $15M settlement with Z Gallerie, a major US furniture retailer who evaded paying anti-dumping duties to US Customs and Border Protection for many years. My award was a life changing $2.4 Million. Page has long standing, established relationships with the Department of Justice and knows exactly how to navigate the complexities of pursuing such a case with the government. The detailed and precise complaint he prepared and submitted to the US Department of Justice is one for the record books, truly amazing. The Government immediately took up the case with much enthusiasm. Page was engaged with the US Attorneys throughout the entire process. Words alone can not express the gratitude I have for Page Pate!”

-Kelly W., a former client