James B. Helmer, Jr. Esq.

Helmer, Martins, Rice & Popham Co., LPA
Helmer, James B.

James B. Helmer, Jr. is Senior Partner and President of the Cincinnati office location of Helmer, Martins, Rice & Popham Co., LPA. Mr. Helmer has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of complex, high stakes lawsuits. His clients have included insurance companies, Fortune 500 companies, law firms, the National Football League, school boards, generic drug manufacturers, franchisees, and individuals.

Approximately half of his practice, which is exclusively devoted to litigation, involves the representation of employees blowing the whistle on fraudulent Government contractors. Mr. Helmer has obtained several multi-million dollar jury verdicts and has been trial counsel in over 300 published legal decisions. His False Claims Act cases have returned over $1 billion to the taxpayers and have resulted in 15 criminal indictments.

Mr. Helmer received his B.A., cum laude, from Denison University and his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

He is the author of the Bloomberg BNA treatise False Claims Act: Whistleblower Litigation.