Litigating False Claims Act / Whistleblower Cases
And Personal Injury And Commercial Disputes Nationwide

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