Clark J Bolton

Attorney Clark Bolton

Clark Bolton brings unique insight and skills to the James Hoyer Law Firm. As a former whistleblower himself, he has walked the walk. His experience as a qui tam relator, investigator, certified fraud examiner, and now an attorney, combine to provide a tremendous advantage to James Hoyer clients.

Clark (represented by James Hoyer) was one of four whistleblowers in the successful $137.5 million settlement between WellCare and the Department of Justice. After the resolution of that case, Clark decided to go to law school to build upon his career as a civil and criminal investigator. He joined James Hoyer, P.A. as a legal intern in January 2017 while in his senior year of law school and passed the Florida Bar Exam in April of 2018.

He graduated cum laude from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in August 2017 and is a member of Phi Delta Phi, an international Legal Honor Society. While in law school, Clark was a member of the Mock Trial Board and received two Book Awards, one for Criminal Law and another for Appellate Advocacy. Clark earned a B.S. in Criminal Justice with honors from the Rochester Institute of Technology (R.I.T.) and an M.A. in Criminal Justice from S.U.N.Y. Albany.

Prior to joining the firm, Clark had a three-decade-long career working in complex criminal and civil litigation as an investigator, manager, and health care fraud consultant. He holds professional certifications as a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Accredited Health Care Fraud Investigator (AHFI).

Notably, for 7 years, Clark was a senior investigator with New York State’s Capital Defender Office, exclusively working death penalty investigations across 31 counties. Subsequently, Clark managed teams of insurance and health care fraud investigators, handling thousands of cases across the country. He also taught in the Criminal Justice Department at R.I.T. as an adjunct professor for 10 years.

Clark is a U.S. Army veteran who served as an Airborne Infantry Pathfinder Non-Commissioned Officer in the United States and Europe. Since leaving the Army, he has been committed to serving veterans– initially, as a peer-counselor in college at R.I.T. and today, as a volunteer mentor with the Hillsborough County Veterans’ Treatment Court (VTC).

Clark has authored articles and given presentations to multiple professional associations on matters relating to insurance and health care fraud, as well as his experience as a whistleblower.

Clark is married and has two daughters. His hobbies are golf, working out, reading, traveling, and spending quality time with his family.