Andrew Bowman focuses on complex cases, including whistleblower and qui tam litigation, commercial 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. 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
Adirondack peaks climbed
Years of rock climbing experience
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.
- University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., Certificate in Intellectual Property with distinction
- University of Rochester, B.S. in Molecular Genetics
- $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.
- $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 million judgment in drunk driver hit-and-run case. Trout v. Swaine, Case No. CL18-230 (Roanoke County Circuit Court)
- $450,000 settlement in tractor trailer collision case involving a car hauler that dropped its cargo into the middle of interstate. Cygan v. Philly Auto Transport, Inc., Case No. CL18-627 (Pulaski County)
- $400,000 settlement involving ATV crash due to brake failure. Pruthi v. Primland, Ltd., Case No. 4:19-cv-30-JLK (Western District of Virginia, Danville 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
- Member, Virginia 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
- Patent Agent, United States Patent and Trademark Office
- Board Member – Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club (2020-present)
- Vice President, Buchanan County Bar Association (2013-2014)
- Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2020-2021
- Co-author, The False Claims Act: Past, Present, and Future; The Federal Lawyer, a publication of the Federal Bar Association (December 2016).
Case StudiesThe results of client matters depend on a variety of factors unique to each matter. Past successes do not predict or guarantee future successes.
Tragic Failure to Properly Diagnose and Treat Results in Jury Verdict for $2.75 Million The results of client matters depend on a variety of factors unique to each matter. Past successes do not predict or guarantee future successes.Case Studies
Settlement in Post-surgery Wrongful Death The results of client matters depend on a variety of factors unique to each matter. Past successes do not predict or guarantee future successes.Case Studies