The whistleblower lawyers at Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto are the nation’s most experienced and successful advocates for whistleblowers.
We’re a Small Group of Whistleblower Lawyers with Big Experience.
The Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto whistleblower lawyers are at the forefront of fighting for monetary rewards for whistleblowers. In addition to winning the largest award ever granted to an individual whistleblower in U.S. history, the partners have advocated for the expansion of whistleblower rewards as the cornerstone for effective whistleblower protection.
Our Whistleblower Lawyers
Why We Represent Whistleblowers
Whistleblowers perform a vital public service by having the courage to report fraud and misconduct.
Whistleblowers assume a considerable risk and need aggressive and highly skilled whistleblower lawyers. As some of the most experienced whistleblower lawyersin the world, Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto works to ensure whistleblowers obtain all to which they are entitled under law, including monetary rewards. Whistleblower cases can be grueling, the stakes are high, and the opposition is never less than formidable, which is why we represent whistleblowers.
The partners at Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto have obtained the highest peer review ratings for competence and ethics by Martindale-Hubbell® – AV Preeminent® and are members of the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.
Frequently Asked Questions
The whistleblower lawyers of the law firm of Kohn, Kohn and Colapinto all have over 30 years’ experience representing whistleblowers. If KKC agrees to represent you, one of our founding partners will manage your case. This hands-on approach by KKC partners makes it very difficult for the law firm to represent all of the whistleblowers who contact our firm. A founding partner does review every intake form received through the contact us form on our website.
Under the virtually universally followed general rule, if a whistleblower loses their case, he/she does not have to pay the attorney fees incurred by opposing counsel. This general rule is especially true in whistleblower cases litigated within the U.S. Department of Labor. In these cases, there are strict rules preventing companies from ever obtaining any fees or costs from whistleblowers who lose their cases. There are even limits on the number of sanctions given if a whistleblower files a frivolous lawsuit, in bad faith.
Outside of the United States, most attorneys charge their clients fees. However, the United States has a different pay-model based on a contingency fee (see above). Thus, international whistleblowers who retain attorneys in the United States often do not have to pay any up-front attorney fees.
In the United States, many whistleblower lawyers work for a “contingency” fee. If the whistleblower loses his or her case, the whistleblower does not have to pay the attorney any money. But if the whistleblower wins the case, their attorney will generally obtain a contingency fee of between 30-40%.
Blowing the whistle is serious business. Your job, reputation, and career may be on the line. Your first priority should be to find a whistleblower lawyer. Not all whistleblower disclosures are lawful or protected. You need to know how to blow the whistle and protect yourself.
Moreover, many whistleblower laws permit you to obtain a financial reward. It is essential that when you blow the whistle, you understand your rights.
Your communications are secured and sent over 256-bit SSL encryption. Protect your identity and confidentiality, do not use any devices owned or controlled by a private corporation or governmental entity. It is also recommended to protect your online identity by establishing a new email account that does not identify you and to avoid the use of other online platforms that may disclose your identity.