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Andrew Bowman focuses on complex cases, including whistleblower and qui tam litigation, commercial disputes, local government and land use disputes, catastrophic injury cases, and medical malpractice. Andrew joined the firm in 2015 after serving as Law Clerk to the Honorable Patrick R. Johnson in Grundy, Virginia. Andrew graduated from the University of Richmond School of Law and earned his B.S. degree in Molecular Genetics from the University of Rochester in New York.

  • Cups of black coffee daily
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  • Adirondack peaks climbed
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  • Years of rock climbing experience
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  • If you had chosen a career other than law, what would you be doing today?

    Prior to law school, I performed bench research and spent countless hours in the lab examining the genetics of adaptation. Now, I apply my scientific background to bridge the gap between the scientific and legal issues in qui tam litigation related to research grants from the NIH, EPA, and other federal agencies.

  • What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

    I’m a rock climber, and for three years, I was a climbing instructor. I like the challenge of the sport. I envision it as a giant puzzle or a physical game of chess.

  • Did you play sports in school?

    I did – both football and lacrosse. As a lifelong Pittsburgh Steelers fan, one of the most exciting moments for me was my senior year when my football team played the regional championship game on the Steelers’ Heinz Field on our route to winning the state championship.

Education

  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., Certificate in Intellectual Property with distinction
  • University of Rochester, B.S. in Molecular Genetics

Experience

  • $112.5 million settlement in False Claims Act whistleblower case involving research fraud. United States ex rel. Thomas v. Duke University, Case No. 1:17-cv-276-CCE-JLW (Middle District of North Carolina)
  • $4.25 million settlement in collision when tractor trailer attempted an illegal U-turn on four-lane divided highway
  • $3 million jury verdict in medical malpractice case involving heart laceration during lymph node biopsy. Aprahamian v. Radiology Associates of Richmond, Case No. CL19-4404 (Richmond City Circuit Court)
  • $2.75 million jury verdict in medical malpractice case involving failure to diagnose pulmonary embolus. Bagheri v. Bailey, Case No. 1:14-cv-77 (Western District of Virginia, Abingdon Division)
  • $1.9 million jury verdict in computer hacking case under the Virginia Computer Crimes Act, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Racketeer-Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, and Virginia Business Conspiracy statute. South Holston Dental Designs, PLLC v. Innovative Computer Services, Inc., Case No. 1:22-cv-1 (Western District of Virginia, Abingdon Division)
  • Successful defense of solar energy companies in lawsuits challenging the issuance of local land use permitting for construction of utility-scale solar facilities. Smith & Moss v. Riverstone Solar, LLC, Case No. CL21-503 (Buckingham Circuit Court); Friends of the Meherrin River, LLC v. Red Brick Solar, LLC, Case No. CL22-181 (Lunenburg Circuit Court)
  • Successful defense of solar energy company in Virginia Administrative Process Act challenge to the issuance of state environmental permit for construction of utility-scale solar facility, and associated appeal. Smith v. Virginia DEQ, Case No. CL23-52 (Buckingham Circuit Court), Record No. 2004-23-2 (Virginia Court of Appeals)
  • Successful defense of developer in lawsuit challenging the issuance of local land use permit for mixed-use development. Murphy v. Board of Supervisors of Pittsylvania County, Case No. CL23-819 (Pittsylvania Circuit Court)
  • $1 million judgment in drunk driver hit-and-run case. Trout v. Swaine, Case No. CL18-230 (Roanoke County Circuit Court)
  • Confidential settlement of Section 1983 and Virginia Consumer Protection Act claims involving the alleged unlawful sale of an impounded vehicle by towing company. Pence v. G & J Towing & Recovery, Inc., Case No. 7:17-cv-139-GEC-RSB (Western District of Virginia, Roanoke Division)
  • Prior to joining Gentry Locke, served as law clerk to the Honorable Patrick R. Johnson of the 29th Judicial Circuit of Virginia, assisting with medical malpractice cases in the Buchanan County Circuit Court. Additionally, assisted with numerous motions and hearings in Buchanan County, Dickenson County, Russell County, and Tazewell County

Affiliations

  • Member, Virginia State Bar
  • Member, Wyoming State Bar
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • Patent Agent, United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Board Member – Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club (2020-2022)
  • Vice President, Buchanan County Bar Association (2013-2014)

Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America “Ones to Watch” in Medical Malpractice Law: Plaintiffs (2022-2024)
  • Virginia Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (2020-2022) and Business Litigation (2023)

Published Work

The results of client matters depend on a variety of factors unique to each matter. Past successes do not predict or guarantee future successes.
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