ANDREW JAY GRAHAM, ESQ.

Andrew Jay Graham

Andrew Jay Graham is one of the most highly regarded trial attorneys in Maryland. Since co-founding Kramon & Graham in 1975, Andy has been involved in many of the most high-profile cases and jury trials in the state and in the nation. His practice focuses on matters involving complex business disputes, securities litigation, general civil litigation, professional liability, white-collar crime, trade secrets, antitrust litigation, and mediation. He is regularly retained by other lawyers and law firms in malpractice actions and grievance proceedings.

A founding member and former president of ADR Maryland, a non-profit forum for alternative dispute resolution, Andy is a skilled neutral serving in complex commercial mediations and arbitrations. As a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for Maryland with nearly five decades of litigation experience and with a reputation for integrity, fairness, and sound judgment, Andy is in high demand to serve as in the role of mediator and arbitrator.

 

Recognition

Given his national reputation for handling high-stakes litigation, clients frequently call upon Andy to handle matters involving bet-the-company disputes, allegations of serious professional misconduct or negligence, and white-collar criminal charges. Chambers USA, describes him as “a tremendous trial lawyer and one of the most widely respected attorneys in the state.” His accolades include:

  • Chambers USA, “Leaders in their Field,” 2004-2016
  • Benchmark Litigation, Local and Fourth Circuit Litigation Star, 2013-2016
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2006-2016; named Baltimore “Lawyer of the Year” in Bet-the-Company Litigation and Litigation - Intellectual Property, 2013 and 2014
  • Maryland Super Lawyers, Ranked “Number 1” Lawyer in Maryland; “Top Ten Lawyers” for 10 years
  • Maryland Bar Association, recipient, Litigator of the Year Award
  • The Daily Record, recipient, Leadership in Law Award

Service

Andy chaired the Maryland Chapter of the American College of Trial Lawyers from 1996 to 1998 and has been a Fellow in the College since 1989. He served as President of the Maryland Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, and has held many board and committee positions with various bar associations, including the American Bar Association, the Maryland State Bar Association, and the Bar Association of Baltimore City. He maintains an active membership in four of Baltimore's six historic law clubs, and he is a permanent member of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference.

From 2001 to 2003, Andy chaired the Maryland State Bar Association's Ethics 2000 Committee. He also served as a member of the commission appointed by the Court of Appeals of Maryland to study and recommend changes to the Maryland Rules of Professional Conduct. In 2012, Andy was asked by the Chief Judge of the District of Maryland to lead a committee that was formed to study and recommend changes to the court's rules on attorneys' fees. He has served on several Maryland judicial selection committees for the Maryland State Bar and Federal Bar associations, and he serves by appointment as a member of the Federal Magistrate Judge Selection Committee.

Andy has devoted his professional life to raising the ethical standards of the legal profession and improving the administration of justice. He believes deeply that community service is a fundamental responsibility of all lawyers and supports cultural, charitable, educational, and philanthropic organizations, including Everyman Theater, Center Stage, Baltimore School for the Arts, CollegeBound Foundation, and Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. He is a former President of the Baltimore Courthouse of Law Museum Foundation.

Andy co-chaired and chaired the Maryland Legal Aid's Equal Justice Council for 13 years. In recognition of his service, he was honored with the Council's Executive Director Award in 2011 and Exemplar of Equal Justice Award in 2015.

Memberships

Member, American Bar Association -- Vice-Chairman, Committee on Class Actions, 1976-1977; Member, Committee on Advocacy, 1978-1979, 1982-1983; Member, Committee on Commercial Law, 1982-1983

Life Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, Former Maryland Chapter Chair

Lifetime Fellow, Baltimore Bar Foundation

Member, Baltimore City Bar Association -- Treasurer, 1981-1982; Secretary, 1982-1983; Program Chairman, 1984-1985; Member, Executive Council, 1979-1985; Board of Trustees, 2003-2004

Member, Federal Bar Association --Maryland Chapter President, 1980-1981; Chairman, Judicial Selection Committee, 1978-1984

Member, Federal Court Advisory Committee, 1991-1994

Permanent Member, Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference

Member, Magistrate Judges' Merit Selection Panel 2010 - 2016

Author and Lecturer, MICPEL -- Federal Procedure, Civil Discovery, Trial Practice and Employment Law, 1980, Successful Strategies for Winning Commercial Cases in Federal Court, 2004

Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation

Member, Maryland State Bar Association -- Judicial Selection Committee, 1977-1980; Board of Governors, 1980, 1983-1985; Executive Committee, 1984-1985; Commercial Transactions Litigation Committee, 1979-1980; Chairman, Ethics 2000 Committee, 2001-2004

Member and former president, The Lawyers' Round Table, Wednesday Law Club, The Barristers' Club, and The Rule Day Club

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Principal
Kramon & Graham P.A.
1 South Street, Suite 2600
Baltimore, MD 21202-3281

E-mail: agraham@kg-law.com
Phone: 410-752-6030
Fax: 410-539 1269
Website: kramonandgraham.com

Full Biography (PDF)

 

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