Michael S. Porter


Wheat Ridge, CO
The federal False Claims Act (FCA) empowers whistleblowers to report fraud against the government and allows the whistleblower to collect 15-30% of the recovery. Michael has been litigating FCA or qui tam actions for 18 years. Michael’s successes include a $7.5M jury verdict concerning federal oil royalty fraud that resulted in a $26M settlement; an $18M settlement that resolved claims of Medicare/hospice fraud; a $6M settlement remedying gas royalty underpayments and a $4.5M settlement to resolve claims of customs fraud. Michael is a 1981 graduate from DU Law (top 15% of class) and has been actively litigating commercial and personal injury suits for the past 37 years. Michael has recognized as one of America’s Top 100 Attorneys in Colorado.

Areas of Practice

  • Whistleblower
  • Qui Tam
  • Government Fraud
  • False Claims Act

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1981


  • University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado
    • J.D. - 1981
    • Honors: Top 15% of Class
  • University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois
    • B.A. - 1978
    • Major: Economics

Honors and Awards

  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys in Colorado