Andrew E. BrashierPrincipal | Fraud
Andrew has practiced in the Fraud Section since joining the firm in September 2010. Andrew has focused primarily on consumer class actions along with qui tam litigation under the False Claims Act. He has also represented whistleblowers through the IRS, SEC and Department of Transportation/NHTSA whistleblower programs. His class action practice includes representing consumers and financial institutions harmed by the Target, Home Depot, and Community Health Systems data breaches along with consumers who own defective automobiles. Andrew regularly litigates on behalf of insurance policyholders who have experienced a claim denial from their insurer or a substantial increase to their cost of insurance or monthly deductions.
Andrew has represented one of six whistleblowers responsible for a $39 million settlement in a False Claims Act case alleging illegal kickbacks and off-label marketing by a pharmaceutical company. He is presently working on multi-district (MDL) class actions against Blue Cross/Blue Shield (antitrust), General Motors (defective ignition switches), Takata (defective airbags) and various automakers (defective airbags), and VW (emission scandal).
Andrew has spoken at several CLE presentations regarding recent data breach class actions sponsored by Harris Martin at San Diego in 2014 and 2015 and most recently at the American Association for Justice Hot Topics and Trends in Litigation Seminar in Minneapolis. He is the author of The Federal Government’s Chief Weapon in Combating Fraud: The False Claims Act, published in Volume 34, Issue 2 of the Alabama Association for Justice Journal and Whistle While You Work: Evaluating Clients for Potential False Claims Act Cases, published in the Summer 2016 American Association for Justice New Lawyers Division Sidebar newsletter.
Andrew is a member of the Alabama State Bar Young Lawyers Section and the Alabama Association for Justice Emerging Leaders Section. Additionally, Andrew is a member of Taxpayers Against Fraud, a non-profit advocate for whistleblowers; the American Association for Justice, where he is a member of the New Lawyers Division; the Montgomery County Bar Association, and the Vice-President for the Federal Bar Association - Montgomery Chapter. He has earned a Martindale-Hubbell AV rating.
Andrew regularly volunteers and does pro bono work through the Middle District of Alabama Pro Se Assistance Program and is a member of the Montgomery County Bar Association Foundation's Volunteer Lawyer Service Program. He was recently named by The National Trial Lawyers to the Alabama Top 40 Under 40 list.
While attending Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law, Andrew served as the Articles Editor for the American Journal of Trial Advocacy and participated on the Cumberland National Trial Team, Henry Upson Sims Moot Court Board, Honor Court Justice, and Trial Advocacy Board as the Client Counseling Competition Director.
Andrew and his family reside in Prattville, and attend Christ the King Anglican Church. Andrew volunteers as the Chancellor for the Anglican Church in North America's Jurisdiction of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy and is a Governance Task Force member with the Anglican Church in North America. Andrew also serves as Vice-President for the Autauga Interfaith Care Center, and is a member of the Advisory Board of Directors for Catholic Social Services of Montgomery.
- Alabama (2011)
- Northern District of Alabama (2011)
- Middle District of Alabama (2011)
- Southern District of Alabama (2011)
- District of Colorado (2013)
- United States Tax Court (2014)
- Alabama State Bar
- Alabama State Bar Young Lawyers Section
- Alabama State Bar Business Torts and Antitrust Law Section
- Montgomery County Bar Association
- Montgomery Volunteer Lawyers Program
- American Association for Justice
- American Association for Justice - Young Lawyers
- Alabama Association for Justice
- Taxpayers Against Fraud
- Christian Legal Society
- Federal Bar Association - Montgomery Chapter, Board of Directors
- The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 - Alabama
- Samford University Cumberland School of Law (J.D. 2010)
- University of Alabama at Birmingham (B.A., 2007)
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