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Philip M. Andrews



“Named 2019 Baltimore Government Relations Practice ‘Lawyer of the Year,’ by Best Lawyers.”

Philip Andrews is a business litigator, procurement lawyer, and Chairman of Kramon & Graham. His commercial litigation practice is diverse and includes employment, trade secret, construction, government contracts, and insurance regulation matters. Phil practices in federal and state trial and appellate courts and before administrative agencies. He is a permanent member of the Judicial Conference for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Phil also has extensive experience in Maryland government relations matters, including procurement, bid protests, contract claims, and other administrative disputes and litigation. His government relations clients span a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, information technology, transportation, construction, and gaming. Phil's procurement practice includes working with clients in drafting responses to Requests for Proposals ("RFP"), and advising and counseling clients throughout the entire RFP, proposal evaluation and contract award process.

In a recent matter involving both commercial litigation and Maryland procurement, Phil was named "Litigator of the Year" by a client after assisting it in securing a 35-year Public-Private Partnership ("P3") contract to design, develop, and operate Maryland's Interstate 95 travel plazas. Phil successfully represented that client in proceedings before the Maryland Board of Public Works, which awarded the P3 contract, and before two Maryland circuit courts, which ultimately rejected a competing offeror's challenge to the P3 process that resulted in the contract award.


Since 2008, Phil has appeared annually in The Best Lawyers in America for his experience in Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, and Government Relations and has been named Best Lawyers Baltimore Government Relations "Lawyer of the Year" in 2019 and 2016. He has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest attorney rating awarded by that service. Phil has been recognized in the annual Maryland Super Lawyers guide since 2007. He is a Senior Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial and appellate lawyer honorary society. He was named a 2016 Most Admired CEO by The Daily Record and is also a recipient of The Daily Record's 2009 Leadership in Law Award.

Before joining Kramon & Graham, Phil served for five years in the Office of the Attorney General of Maryland, having supervisory responsibility as Deputy Chief of the Criminal Appeals and Correctional Litigation Division. He is a recipient of the Attorney General's Exceptional Service Award. He was also on the faculty of the Maryland Institute for the Continuing Education of Lawyers, Inc., having taught its Nine-Day Intensive Trial Advocacy Course, Deposition Training Program, New Federal Rules Seminar, as well as its Mastering the Rules of Evidence and Motions Practice programs. Since entering private practice, Phil has also taught trial practice for the Office of the Attorney General of Maryland.

As part of his work for the Maryland State Bar's Federal Court Committee, he was a member of its Discovery and Electronic Discovery Sub-Committees, and participated in the drafting of discovery guidelines, form discovery, and electronic discovery protocols for the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. Phil served as Co-Chair of the Public Contract Law Committee of the Maryland State Bar Association. He also served as Chair of the Construction Defects Subcommittee of DRI's Construction Law Committee.


Phil is deeply committed to his community and plays an active role in social and legal service organizations and the promotion of the arts. In addition to serving as a member of the Greater Baltimore Committee's Transportation and Mobility Committee, he is a member and former Law Firm Campaign Co-Chair of the Equal Justice Council of the Legal Aid Bureau, Inc., and a 2012 recipient of the Legal Aid Bureau's Executive Director's Award. He is a former Chair of the Board of Directors of the Maryland Food Bank, and a member and a former Chair of the Maryland Film Industry Coalition. He was a member of the Board of Trustees for Center Stage for ten years, and a member of the Board of Directors of Business Volunteers Maryland for five years. Phil also enjoys membership in two law clubs, The Wednesday Club and Lawyers' Round Table.


Maryland State Bar Association

Bar Association of Baltimore City

American Bar Association

American Bar Foundation

Federal Bar Association


Presenter, "Bid Protests with the State of Maryland and Baltimore City," Maryland State Bar Association, 2018


Co-author, "Brief Guide to Maryland Procurement Law," The Maryland Litigator, Maryland State Bar Association, 2012