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We are a team of dedicated professionals, ready to do what ever it takes to win your case.
We are a team of dedicated professionals, ready to do what ever it takes to win your case.
Ms. Khawam created the Whistleblower Law Firm in Tampa, Florida after working in both the Federal government and private sector for over 15 years. She has successfully represented her clients in many legal victories and attained significant legal settlements. Notably, Natalie’s arguments created new case law, and recently a Federal Court awarded a monumental judgement of over $166 million in one of her Qui Tam cases.
The Whistleblower Law Firm represents employees from various Federal agencies, including: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration (TSA), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), United States Postal Service (USPS), U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the United States Department of Defense (DOD). The Whistleblower Law Firm is local counsel to over a dozen American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local Unions throughout the country.
Veterans and their families are of the upmost importance to Ms. Khawam. She firmly believes that it is her duty to help protect the heroes who fought to protect our life and liberty! To accomplish this goal, she has crafted a specialized team of VA accredited attorneys, including: a former VA Claims Examiner (Rater), a VA Medical Officer, an attorney from the Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA), and Military Officers to assist and support Veterans. She successfully helps Veterans with increasing their disability compensation and filing appeals.
Practice Areas: Natalie exclusively practices Federal law, with a focus on whistleblower laws, including but not limited to:False Claims Act (Qui Tam), Medicare/Medicaid Fraud & Abuse, Whistleblower Protection Act (WPEA), and matters before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP), Office of Special Counsel (OSC), Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), the Office of Inspector General (OIG).
Bar Admissions ~ Affiliations ~ Memberships: Natalie is admitted to practice in several Federal Courts across the country, including the Supreme Court of the United States of America.Ms. Khawam teaches Attorneys the False Claims Act for CLE credits in Florida. Furthermore, Natalie teaches Whistleblower laws to numerous federal government employees all over the country.
She is an active member of the Federal Bar Association, the American Bar Association (ABA), and continually sponsors the ABA’s annual Qui Tam conferences in Washington, DC. She is also honored to be an active member of the Military and Veterans Affairs Committee (MVAC) of the Hillsborough County Bar Association.Natalie also volunteers her time as a Guardian ad Litem, for the Florida Guardian ad Litem Program when she is not fiercely relentlessly advocating for her clients. She loves spending time with her son, and enjoys cooking, tennis, traveling, and swimming.
During her time in law school, she served as Public Relations Director of the Student Bar Association, Governor for the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Law Student Division, Law Review Guest Editor, and was the Valedictory Speaker of her law school graduating class.
Prior to law school, Ms. Mentor received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Professional and Technical Writing from the University of South Florida.
Daniel has previously clerked with the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, Office of General Counsel, Southeast Regional Office in St. Petersburg, Florida, and the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel for the Second District Court of Appeal in Bradenton, Florida. In addition, he has a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from the University of South Florida
During his tenure with the Firm, he has handled a substantial number of cases involving the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPEA), matters before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP), Office of Special Counsel (OSC) complaints, Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) appeals, and the Office of Inspector General (OIG) complaints.
A substantial amount of his practice has been devoted to litigation with the EEOC and MSPB, with a concentration in federal labor law. He has also assisted in representing federal sector unions and employees in various industries, trades, and professions; including bringing forth complaints of discrimination and appeals of other adverse employment actions.
In addition to legal internships with the D.C. Board of Medicine and the New York State Attorney General’s Office, Mr. Solomon previously worked as a paraeducator with children with autism or severe emotional disorders.
Mr. Kasimati graduated Cum Laude from Florida State University with a degree in Statistics and a minor in Economics. He enjoys giving back to his community and is a member of the Guardian Ad Litem program for the 6th Judicial Circuit, Pinellas County.
Mr. Tezel previously graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service with a bachelor’s degree in international politics. He is a member of the Florida Bar and the American Bar Association.
Brian Currier is a Law Clerk at the Whistleblower Law Firm. He earned his Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law in 2017. During his tenure at Stetson, he interned for both civil and criminal law firms while additionally working for the Pinellas County Public Defender’s Office.
Prior to law school, Mr. Currier attained his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Central Florida where his major course of study was in Business and a minor in Sports Management.
He looks forward to using his extensive experience in the business sector to provide firm clients with the best advocacy possible.
Nik Tzoumas serves as Office Manager at the Whistleblower Law Firm and oversees a wide range of the firm’s office operations. He is integral in ensuring the attorneys and support staff have the tools and resources necessary to operate at peak performance so they in turn provide excellent representation to our clients.
In 2010, he graduated from Pasco Hernando State College, and is currently studying Public Policy Administration at St. Petersburg College while he works towards his Bachelor of Science degree.
Prior to working with the firm, Nik’s experience included working on a Governor’s race, and several Congressional campaigns. He is a current member of the Pasco County School Board’s Penny for Pasco Oversight Committee and remains an active member of the community’s political arena.
Cody Mattull is a paralegal with Whistleblower Law Firm. He graduated from Pinellas Park High School in 2009 and attended Saint Leo University for two years where he studied Criminal Justice. After his sophomore year he decided to join the United States Marine Corps and graduated basic training in January 2013.
For his paralegal training, Cody attended the Naval Justice School. He was stationed at Camp Lejeune, working as a paralegal in the Administrative Support Office for eighteen months, then transitioned to the Defense Services Organization, finishing his service in October 2016.
Cody recently graduated from Keiser University with an Associate Degree (AA) in Paralegal Studies, and is currently studying at Keiser University to obtain his Bachelor of Arts degree in Legal Studies. He is expected to graduate in November of 2019.
Jesse Risolo is an Office Assistant with Whistleblower Law Firm. He graduated from Dr. Phillips High School in 2014 and later attended the University of South Florida, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a minor in Philosophy.
While attending USF, Jesse was an active member of Pre-Law society and Student Government. Jesse is currently taking a year off from school to prepare for the Law School Admissions Test and plans to attend Law School in the state of Florida next fall.
After graduating from The State University of New York at Stony Brook in August 1985 with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Physician Assistant Studies, he was Board Certified as a Physician Assistant. CDR Miller attended The Montefiore Medical Center Post Graduate Surgical Internship for Physician Assistants in General and Special Surgery. Completing this program in October 1986, he continued for an additional year in Vascular Surgery under Frank Vieth MD, Chief of Vascular Surgery.
His first commissioned assignment as a USCG Reserve CWO1/2 in 1986 was at Air Station Clearwater Florida as the Medical Department Head, and later OIC of the Medical Unit. He was promoted to LTJG in place of CWO4. After his inter-service transfer back to the U.S. Navy in 1995, he was assigned to U.S. Navy Hospital Jacksonville, Florida, serving as Training Officer, and Administrative Officer. September 01 2001 he was transferred to NRCOMUSNAVCENT (Navy Central Command) in Tampa, Florida as the Medical Department Head. He completed his Master’s Degree in Emergency Medicine in 2003 from the University of Nebraska, and practiced Emergency Medicine in Tampa Florida. Since September 11th 2001 he has deployed to the CENTCOM AOR multiple times in support of OIF/OEF, and participated in many multi nation exercises in the Middle East, and battle field planning in Iraq and Afghanistan.
CDR Miller completed 8 years, 6 months on Presidential Recall to Active Duty orders ending June 4th 2014. He was first recalled for 3 ½ years as the Officer in Charge, Senior Medical Officer, Wounded Warrior Regiment, USMCR Medical Review Team Manager, at the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Washington, DC. He then completed a 5 year tour as Deputy Force Surgeon, Marine Corps Forces, Central Command starting June of 2009 and completed numerous Middle East Deployments. He was promoted to rank of Commander 01 August 2007 and retired July 1st 2014. He currently is employed at the Tampa VA
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation working with mTBI patients.
CDR Miller’s awards include: The Legion of Merit, Two Meritorious Service Medals, Joint Services Achievement Medal, Three Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medals, and The Global War on Terrorism and Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medals.
American Board of Environmental Medicine
American Board of Family Medicine
American Board of Disability Analysts
American Board of Forensic Examiners
American College of Family Physicians
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
American Board of Disability Analysts • Analyst & Fellow
American Board of Forensic Examiners • Board Certified & Fellow
American Board of Forensic Medicine • Board Certified
American Board of Independent Medical Examiners • Board Certified
American College of Legal Medicine • Associate in Medicine
Certified Forensic Consultant, CFC • America College of Forensic Examiners Institute
Full curriculum vitae at www.EllisClinic.com
Mr. Soto primarily focuses on Federal law, especially labor and employment law.