Salt Lake City UTAH

ABOUT 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.


• 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

• Lecturer, National Institute of Trial Advocacy - The Science of Storytelling from Intake to Verdict Webcast

• 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:

- Berghuis v. Smith, 130 S. Ct. 1382 (2010)

- Neder v. United States, 527 U.S. 1 (1999)

- U.S. v. Gaudin, 515 U.S. 506 (1995)

• Also cited in:

- U.S. v. Lynch, 952 F. Supp. 167 (S.D.N.Y. 1997)

- People v. Williams, 21 P.3d 1209 (Cal. 2001)

- People v. Marshall, 919 P.2d 1280 (Cal. 1996)

- Davis v. State, 809 A.2d 565 (Del. 2002)

- People v. Douglas, 680 N.Y.S.2d 145 (1998)

• 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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Areas of LAW

  • Criminal Defense

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