Philip S. Marstiller, Esq. the President of the Marstiller Law Firm was born and raised in a small coal mining town in West Virginia. From these humble beginnings, Mr. Marstiller became the head of litigation in Virginia at Hazel Thomas, the predecessor firm to ReedSmith one of the larger law firms in the world. Mr. Marstiller negotiated the largest settlement in Virginia’s history and was also recognized as the most powerful and influential lobbyist before the Virginia General Assembly by the news media.
Welcome to The Marstiller Law Firm, a national practice helping individuals overturn wrongdoing against them by their public or private employer. Whether The Marstiller Law Firm is representing a founder and CEO of a Fortune 500 company, a police chief who has been terminated by a town as a result of political corruption, a general counsel of a Fortune 500 company who has been retaliated against and terminated for discovering and reporting fraud, a terminated comptroller of a Fortune 500 company who has been retaliated against for reporting stockholder fraud, a truck driver who has been discriminated against on the basis of race, or an administrative assistant or corporate executive who has been sexually harassed, sexually abused and terminated, the quality of legal services provided to each individual is the same.
The Marstiller Law Firm is believed to have together with co-counsel successfully negotiated the Largest Settlement in Virginia’s History, the Third Largest Settlement in the Nation Involving Health Care Fraud in 2010; and the 18th Largest Settlement in the Nation Involving Health Care Fraud since 1986: $313,000,000.00 to settle criminal and civil charges that Forest Pharmaceutical, Inc. illegally marketed anti-depressant drugs. Forest Pharmaceutical, Inc. also had to pay a $150,000,000.00 criminal fine and forfeit $14,000,000.00 in assets.
The Marstiller Law Firm is unique in that the firm solely represents individuals, and in so doing, specializes in the representation of those individuals who have been retaliated against for exposing the fraudulent conduct of their employers in violation of the False Claims Act and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. The Marstiller Law Firm is one of only approximately 300 firms in the nation which specializes in corporate fraud pursuant to the False Claims Act. There are only three such law firms in Virginia, all of whom are members of Taxpayers Against Fraud (“TAF”).
As founder and president of The Marstiller Law Firm, Mr. Marstiller brings his experience and hand picks the best qualified team to approach each case. Through this ability to tailor the team to each individual client’s needs, the firm has built a national reputation for prompt and personal service, as well as aggressive representation of its clients.
A REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLING OF MR. MARSTILLER’S REPORTED CASES
Padgett v. General Motors, 544 F. 2d 704 (4th Cir. 1976);
California Retail Liquor Dealers Association v. Midcal Aluminum, 445 U.S. 997, 100 S. Ct. 937, 63 L Ed. 2d 233 (1980);
W.J. Rapp. Co. Inc. v. Whitlock Equipment Corp., 222 Va. 80, 279 S.E.2d 188 (1981);
Blake Construction Co. v. Ernst and Alley, 233 Va. 31, 353 S.E.2d 724 (1987);
United States v. Hooker, 841 F.2d 1225 (4th Cir. 1988);
Northern Neck Electric Cooperative v. Jason Wade Atkins and Samuel Atkins, Record No. 941107 (1995) in the Supreme Court of Virginia;
In Re: Grand Jury Subpoena Under Seal, 175 F.3d. 332 (4th Cir. 1999);
Ronnel Gray Kitchen v. Sgt Douglas Upshaw, et al., Record No. 99-2458 in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (2000); and
Ashland D. Fortune v. Town of Louisa, et al., Record No. 300 CV 0042 in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (2001).