Andrew Deiss


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

Chicago, IL

  • Juris Doctor, 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

  • 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



  • 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

Presentations & Lectures



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