Elaine Stromgren

Elaine Stromgren

Elaine Stromgren – Partner

Elaine Stromgren joined James Hoyer, P.A., in 2000 and became a partner in 2011. The focus of her work is in the firm’s Qui Tam/Whistleblower division.

Elaine has successfully represented whistleblowers on a nationwide basis for nearly two decades. She has handled cases involving fraud against multiple government agencies, including the Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Defense and Department of Education.  Her science background has assisted her in gaining particular expertise in combating healthcare fraud. Due to her special emphasis on healthcare cases, Elaine is currently pursuing her medical coding certification through the American Health Information Management Association.

Elaine was part of the legal team recognized as Whistleblower Lawyers of the Year in 2015 by the non-profit group Taxpayers Against Fraud. The honor was bestowed for their work for nearly a decade on an off-label marketing case against Endo Pharmaceuticals, which resulted in a $192.7 million settlement. Elaine also represented one of the whistleblowers in the $137.5 million WellCare settlement, and in August of 2018, she obtained a $65 million recovery in the False Claims Act case against Prime Healthcare, which is the 5th largest hospital system in the country.  Elaine was the lead attorney for Prime Healthcare whistleblower Karin Berntsen who received TAF’s Whistleblower of the Year award in September of 2018.

Elaine has also handled class actions, mass torts, and product liability cases, in addition to fair credit reporting act litigation. She often works side by side with her father, James Hoyer Lead Investigator and retired FBI agent Al Scudieri.

Elaine graduated with high honors from the University of Florida College of Law in 2000. Prior to law school, she completed her undergraduate work at the University of Florida, where she received a B.S. in biology with high honors in 1996.

Elaine is a member of the Florida Bar and admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Play the video below to hear Elaine talk about her experience with whistleblower litigation and her special emphasis on healthcare fraud.