Andrew Murray

Andrew Murray assists in the Vernia Law Firm's whistleblower and criminal defense cases, complex civil litigation, and internal corporate investigations.

Detailed, diligent, and resourceful counsel

Andrew Murray joined the Vernia Law Firm in 2016. Andrew has taken the lead on representing clients facing debarment from federal contracting, has investigated whistleblowers' allegations and drafted qui tam complaints, and participated in a months-long federal criminal trial (including preparing for and conducting cross-examination).

He is a graduate of Vanderbilt Law School where he participated in the Law & Business Program. Prior to matriculation at Vanderbilt, Andrew was employed with the Commonwealth of Kentucky. During his employ, Andrew worked with state Medicaid programs and as a Social Service Worker.

While at law school, Andrew participated in multiple internships, including work with the Tennessee Office of the Attorney General and Reporter, Tennessee Department of Children Services, and Office of General Counsel. He obtained additional legal experience with a firm located in Nashville, Tennessee, where he worked on matters involving immigration, administrative, property, and criminal law.

During his time at Vanderbilt, Andrew participated in the Actual Innocence Practicum and International Law Lab. He received his B.A., summa cum laude, from Western Kentucky University in 2009.


Andrew Murray
The Vernia Law Firm
1455 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 349-4053

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  • Vanderbilt University School of Law: J.D., 2016
  • United States Court of Federal Claims Carol Bailey Scholarship
  • Western Kentucky University B.A., 2009 (Psychology)
  • Western Kentucky University, Academy for Social Service Workers, Graduate Studies, 2012


  • The District of Columbia Bar
  • The Tennessee State Bar
  • Courts
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee


  • False Claims Act and Government Fraud Deskbook, 2019th Ed. (3 vols.)

Noteworthy Matters

Convincing an agency to drop the proposed debarment of a former employee of a federal contractor, accused of submitting falsified documents for payment.
Cross-examining a prosecution witness in a federal wire fraud conspiracy trial.
Drafting the complaint and dispositive motion in the case of a whistleblower who suffered retaliation at the Department of State.