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Andrew Bowman focuses his practice on qui tam litigation, where he represents whistleblowers who report fraud against the government. Andrew joined Gentry Locke in 2015 after serving for one year as Law Clerk to the Honorable Patrick R. Johnson in Grundy, Va. He also served as Vice President of the Buchanan County Bar Association. 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, 2013
  • University of Rochester, B.S. in Molecular Genetics, 2010

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)
  • $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)
  • $225,000 jury verdict in pedestrian hit-and-run case. Wood v. Arnold, Case No. 6:18-cv-53-NKM-RSB (Western District of Virginia, Lynchburg Division)
  • $225,000 settlement in pedestrian-motor vehicle collision. Goldsmith v. Marshall, Case No. CL18-111 (Montgomery 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
  • Assisted in drafting briefs and motion in patent infringement litigation
  • Interned with two judges on the Patent Trial and Appeal Board at the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Affiliations

  • Member, Virginia State Bar (2014-Present)
  • Patent Agent, United States Patent and Trademark Office (2012-Present)
  • Vice President, Buchanan County Bar Association (2013-2014)

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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