1. How many IRS tax Whistleblower claims have you filed? If less than 10, look elsewhere.
2. How many of the claims you filed have been paid by the IRS? If less than 5, look elsewhere.
3. How many years have you practiced before the IRS? If less than 5, look elsewhere, and don’t count the
years of someone in the firm you are not working with.
4. How many cases have you had before the IRS? If less than 50, look elsewhere.
5. How many cases have you taken to the U.S. Tax Court? If less than 20, look elsewhere.
6. How much experience do you have in filing tax returns, tax planning, and tax dispute (controversy)
If less than 10 years or a hundred cases, look elsewhere.
7. Do you now practice law other than IRS tax whistleblower cases? If yes, question whether
they are right for you. Remember, any attorney can say he/she will represent you and then
simply learn the law on your matter. Don’t risk your claim to an inexperienced lawyer.
8. Will you be representing me or will I be represented by someone else in the firm?
Many firms are now claiming that they have former IRS revenue agents, former Department
of Justice attorneys, tax attorneys, etc. that work with them and can file your claim and
represent you in tax court. That is good and it is important that someone understands the
substantive tax law for which the whistleblower issue is based. But, as we know, tax law is
complicated and you want to make sure you are working directly with someone with heavy
tax experience as well as having a good working knowledge of the IRS and its procedures
including those of the IRS Whistleblower Office.
9. Is the Tax Whistleblower Attorney / Law Firm you are considering dedicated to only the IRS
We think this is an important question. We have found that a law firm or attorneys being a
“jack of all trades” is good for the law firm, but not for the client. Look at the firm’s website
that you are considering and look at their areas of practice. Yes, bringing in fees on an
hourly basis for other tax work (estate planning, employment law matters, business
litigation, etc.) is good for the firm and its attorneys or the firm may engage in contingent
fee legal matters (qui tam matters (false claims act), discrimination, personal injury, etc.)
which keeps the law firm from putting all their eggs in one basket. However that should be a
clear sign to you that the law firm and its attorneys are not confident in themselves or the IRS
You deserve the best. Pursuing this tax whistleblower matter could be the most important
decision of your life. Make sure the law firm or attorneys you are considering are not
focused on the pie in the sky from your award, but are focused on properly representing you
and have the experience and knowledge to do all that will be necessary to act on your behalf in
this matter. You should not necessarily engage the attorney that has the best web page or enticing
advertisement. Remember, every attorney can claim they can help you in your tax whistleblower
matter. Do your due diligence and find the law firm that has the experience in tax and
whistleblower cases and believes in their abilities.
The Tax Whistleblower Law Firm (TWLF) (and all of its attorneys) only represent whistleblowers before the
IRS whistleblower program. We are likely the only firm that does so. It is all we do because we believe in
ourselves, the IRS and the IRS whistleblower program. We work on contingency basis
and patiently work our clients claim through the system over the years, because we believe
in our abilities to help you in your matter.
You do not want this important legal matter of yours to simply be the training ground of some inexperienced lawyer.
The Tax Whistleblower Law Firm Exclusively Represents Tax Whistleblowers
Contact us for a Free Confidential Consultation via our Contact Form or Call 855-211-7623.