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 been recognized in the annual Maryland Super Lawyers guide since 2007. Phil 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
Phil Andrews and John Dougherty published an article in The Maryland Litigator.
Phil Andrews quoted in various media about GTI Maryland’s lawsuit against the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission09/26/2016
GTI Maryland recently filed a lawsuit against the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission for removing GTI from the list of companies that received licensing pre-approval for operating medical cannabis grower operations in the state.
Areas USA has recognized Philip Andrews as its “Litigator of the Year” for 2012.
Phil Andrews represented Areas USA in its successful bid to rebuild and operate two Interstate 95 travel plazas north of Baltimore.
Kramon & Graham announced today that five firm principals have been named "Lawyer of the Year" in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. In addition, sixteen firm attorneys were selected for inclusion in the ranking guide. The attorneys represent Kramon & Graham's full range of practices from litigation to transactional services.
Kramon & Graham announced today that twenty-two of its lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 Maryland Super Lawyers list.
Kramon & Graham, a leading law firm providing litigation, real estate, and transactional services, is pleased to announce that thirteen firm attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
Kramon & Graham principals Andrew Jay Graham, Natalie McSherry named to Top 10: 2017 Maryland Super Lawyers list for eighth consecutive year12/12/2016
Kramon & Graham, a nationally recognized full service law firm with 35 attorneys, announced today that twenty-one of its lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 Maryland Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.
Andrew Jay Graham named "Lawyer of the Year" in Litigation - Securities by Best Lawyers; Natalie McSherry named "Lawyer of the Year" for Medical Malpractice Defense08/15/2016
Kramon & Graham is pleased to announce that firm co-founder Andrew Jay Graham has been named the 2017 Litigation - Securities "Lawyer of the Year" and that Natalie McSherry has been named Medical Malpractice Defense "Lawyer if the Year" for Baltimore by The Best Lawyers in America, the oldest lawyer-rating publication in the U.S. The "Lawyer of the Year" distinction is presented to individuals who have received outstanding ratings from their peers in Best Lawyers surveys.
Philip Andrews, Chairman and CEO of the law firm Kramon & Graham, has been named one of Maryland's 2016 Most Admired CEOs by The Daily Record.
Kramon & Graham, a nationally recognized full service law firm with 34 attorneys, announced today that seventeen of its lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the 2016 Maryland Super Lawyers legal ranking guide, including four up-and-coming attorneys who are recognized as "Rising Stars."
Kramon & Graham Receives National Tier and Top Metropolitan Rankings in 2016 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” Guide11/02/2015
In the 2016 edition of “Best Law Firms,” Kramon & Graham receives National Tier ranking for its real estate and securities litigation practices and Tier 1 Metropolitan rankings for ten of its practice areas, including real estate, litigation, criminal defense, health care, and insurance law.
Kramon & Graham is pleased to announce the recognition of several of its attorneys in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.
Kramon & Graham congratulates nineteen lawyers named to Maryland Super Lawyers 2015.
Kramon & Graham is pleased to announce that eight of its Principals have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 21st Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.
Kramon & Graham congratulates eighteen lawyers named to Maryland Super Lawyers 2014
Kramon & Graham is proud to announce that eight firm principals are listed in the 2014 Edition of Best Lawyers in America.
Kramon & Graham is proud to announce that eight firm principals have been listed in the Nineteenth Edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
Kramon & Graham attorneys named to Maryland Super Lawyers Top 10, Top 50 Women, and Top 100 lists; Super Lawyers; and Maryland Rising Stars.