Our attorneys have decades of experience representing whistleblowers who file qui tam lawsuits against those defrauding the State of California and other local government agencies. We’ve built our law firm on a simple premise: to protect those who risk their careers and livelihood, and help them obtain a reward for their courageous acts of bravery. We’ll be by your side every step of the way, because we believe in more than just justice – we believe in you.
Take our client Aaron Westrick for example. Dr. Aaron Westrick was the research director for America’s largest body armor company – Second Chance Body Armor – and was the first official to oppose the sale of bulletproof vests made with Zylon fiber. His False Claims Act lawsuit against the manufacturers of these defective vests forced them off the market, which in turn saved police officers’ lives.
On March 15, 2018, the Japanese manufacturer of Zylon, agreed to pay the United States $66 million to resolve the allegations of False Claims Act violations against it. And on July 16, 2018, the former Second Chance president and CEO agreed to pay the government $125,000 to settle claims related to the False Claims Act suit filed against Second Chance.
Although Westrick lost his career in the body armor industry, he was able to obtain his whistleblower reward from Toyobo, the Second Chance bankruptcy, and other smaller settlements, including one under the California False Claims Actas well as under the federal False Claims Act qui tam reward law.