Karl Gerner


University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, 2013–2016

Salt Lake City, UT

Westminster College, 2008–2012

Salt Lake City, UT


Honors and Awards:

  • University of Utah, William H. Leary Scholar
  • Westminster College Ally Award
  • Westminster College Campus Impact & Legacy Award

Karl has experience with commercial litigation, communications law, administrative law, and intellectual property transactions and litigation. 

Prior to joining Deiss Law, Karl worked at the Federal Communications Commission in the office of Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, the University of Utah’s Technology & Venture Commercialization Office, Justice Ronald E. Nehring of the Utah Supreme Court, and the Office of the New York State Inspector General.

Karl graduated from the University of Utah's S.J. Quinney College of Law with honors.  While there, he served as Executive Symposium Editor of the Utah Law Review, planning and hosting the Law Review's Symposium titled Legal Innovation & Modern Entrepreneurship and serving as executive editor for its related symposium issue.  Karl also competed in the American Intellectual Property Law Association moot court competition. 

In his free time, Karl enjoys rock climbing, skiing, supporting Real Salt Lake, and volunteering as a mentor to students at Westminster College.  He also serves as the Utah State Director of the Military Spouse J.D. Network.

Karl is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia.