Andrew Deiss

Andy Deiss has been been recognized as one of Utah's Legal Elite by Utah Business Magazine for over a decade.  He has also been identified by Thomson Reuters as a Super Lawyer since 2010 and selected a Super Lawyer Top 100 Mountain States Lawyer.  U.S. News and World Reports continues to recognize his firm as a Best Law Firm and he has been chosen as a Best Lawyer every year since 2011.  Best Lawyers in America named him Antitrust Lawyer of The Year in Salt Lake City for 2016.  Avvo has given him the rating of Superb 10 out of 10 Top Litigation Attorney.

Andy has over 20 years of litigation and trial experience.  Over the course of his career, Andy has represented plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal court cases involving criminal and civil matters, including, trade secrets, antitrust, employment, contracts, non-solicitation and non-competition, business torts, defamation, and personal injury.

Andy has represented many of Utah's largest companies, as well as Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies in diverse litigation matters. 

Andy is an affiliate professor at the University of Utah and has been an instructor at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy for over a decade. 


University of Chicago Law School, 1992 - 1995

Chicago, IL

  • J.D., June 1995
  • Staff member, University of Chicago Legal Forum
  • Published in:
    • University of Chicago Law Review
    • University of Chicago Legal Forum
    • The University of Chicago Roundtable

University of Chicago Graduate School

Chicago, IL

  • M.A., 1990
  • A.B.D., Graduate School of History, Ph.D oral examinations in US History

Yale University, 1982-1986

New Haven, CT



  • University of Utah | Salt Lake City, UT - Adjunct Professor of Law and History, Honors Program (Legal History)
  • Jones Waldo Holbrook and McDonough | Salt Lake City, UT - Partner
  • University of Utah | Salt Lake City, UT - Affiliated Professor Communications Department (First Amendment)
  • Utah Supreme Court | Salt Lake City, UT - Judicial Clerk for Justice Christine Durham
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy | Boulder, CO - Instructor 2005 - present
  • EV Pegnitz | Pegnitz, Germany - Professional ice hockey player
  • Northwood School | Lake Placid, NY - High school teacher and coach

Scholarship & Publications

  • Andrew Deiss & Billie Siddoway, Noncompetition and Nonsolicitation Agreements, Utah Business Law for Entrepreneurs and Managers (2016).
  • Andrew Deiss, Billie Siddoway & Diana Bradley, Trade Secrets, Utah Business Law for Entrepreneurs and Managers (2016).
  • Andrew Deiss, Billie Siddoway & Diana Bradley, Unfair Trade Practices, Utah Business Law for Entrepreneurs and Managers (2016).
  • Andrew Deiss, Why Stories Should Matter to Trial Lawyers, NBI (2014).
  • Andrew Deiss, Courtroom Stories, Attorney at Law Magazine.
  • Albert W. Alschuler & Andrew G. Deiss, A Brief History of the Criminal Jury Trial in the United States, 61 U. Chi. L. Rev. 867 (1994).
  • Negotiating Justice: The Criminal Trial Jury in a Pluralist America, 3 U. Chi. Roundtable 323 (1996).
  • Making the Crime Fit the Punishment: Pre-Arrest Sentence Manipulation by Investigators Under the Sentencing Guidelines, 1994 U. Chi. Legal F. 419.

Presentations & Lectures



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