Andy Deiss 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 criminal, civil and appellate matters.
Andy 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 represented many of Utah's largest companies, as well as Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies in diverse litigation matters.
In addition, Andy is an adjunct professor at the University of Utah Honors College and has been an instructor at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy for over a decade. Andy has published numerous articles, include one that has been cited by the Supreme Court twice, numerous law review articles and other secondary sources.
University of Chicago Law School, 1992 - 1995
Juris Doctor, June 1995
Staff member, University of Chicago Legal Forum
University of Chicago Law Review
University of Chicago Legal Forum
The University of Chicago Roundtable
University of Chicago Graduate School
Master of Arts, Legal History, 1990
A.B.D., Graduate School of History, Ph.D oral examinations in US History
Yale University, 1982-1986
New Haven, CT
Bachelor of Arts, Humanities, 1986
MVP Award Co-Winner, Varsity Ice Hockey Team
Antitrust Lawyer of the Year, Salt Lake City, Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News and World Reports, 2016
Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News and World Reports, 2011-2018
America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators in Anti-Trust, Commercial and Wrongful Death Litigation, 2018
Mountain States Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters, 2010-2017
Utah Legal Elite, Utah Business Magazine, 2017
Top 100 Attorney in Nevada, Utah, Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming, Super Lawyers, 2014-2016
Top Attorney Litigation, Superb rating, AVVO
Martindale Hubbell 'Preeminent' lawyer, rating of AV, preeminent, 2018
Best Law Firms in America, U.S. News
Top 100 Lawyer, American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA)
Attorney to Watch, Attorney At Law Magazine, 2015
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
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).
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.
Andrew Deiss, Negotiating Justice: The Criminal Trial Jury in a Pluralist America, 3 U. Chi. Roundtable 323 (1996).
Andrew Deiss, Making the Crime Fit the Punishment: Pre-Arrest Sentence Manipulation by Investigators Under the Sentencing Guidelines, 1994 U. Chi. Legal F. 419.
Presentations & Lectures
Speaker, University of Wyoming - Psychology of Persuasion Conference
Speaker, Utah Bar Association CLE - Rise and Shine: Storytelling and Trial Advocacy
Speaker (with Billie Siddoway), Utah Bar Association's Business Section Annual Meeting - Unfair Trade Practices
Lecturer, National Institute of Trial Advocacy - The Science of Storytelling for the Trial Lawyer
Speaker, National Business Institute - May it Please the Court: Why Stories Should Matter to Trial Lawyers
Andrew's scholarship has been cited as authority by the United States Supreme Court in multiple cases, including:
Also cited in:
Cited in over two hundred law reviews and secondary sources, including:
Harvard Law Review
University of Pennsylvania Law Review
Georgetown Law Review
Stanford Law Review
Cornell Law Review
Yale Law Journal
N.Y.U. Law Review
University of Chicago Law Review
Cited in dozens of books including:
Randall Kennedy, Race, Crime, and the Law (Vintage 1997)
Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, The Majesty of the Law (Random House 2003)
David Cole, No Equal Justice: Race and Class in the American Criminal Justice System (The New Press 1999)
Eric K. Monkkonen, Murder in New York City (University of California Press 2000)
Linda K. Kerber, No Constitutional Right to Be Ladies: Women and the Obligations of Citizenship (Hill & Wang 1998)
Neil Vidmar, World Jury Systems (Oxford 2001).
Member — Utah State Bar
Member — American Bar Association
Member — American Society of Trial Consultants (ASTC)
Barrister — American Inns of Court
Third District Court, State of Utah, Small Claims Department judge pro tempore, 1996-1999.
Utah Lawyers for the Arts, President, 1997-2010.
West High School Mock Trial Coach, 2011-2016.
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