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Andrew G. Deiss

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Salt Lake City, UT

Deiss Law PC
10 West 100 South, Suite 700
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Phone: 801-433-0226
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2022
Licensed in Utah Since: 1995
Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Antitrust Litigation, Criminal Defense
Attorney Profile

As the founding attorney of the Salt Lake City, Utah, law firm of Deiss Law PC, Andrew G. Deiss focuses his practice on business litigation, personal injury and criminal defense. He has defended companies large and small in cases involving employment issues, commercial litigation, intellectual property disputes and more, and has defended clients in a wide range of criminal matters. His clientele spans the range of Fortune 50 companies to indigent criminal defendants.  He serves the Salt Lake City area.

A graduate of Yale University, where he was a finalist for a Rhodes Scholarship, Mr. Deiss went on to earn a master’s degree in American legal history at the University of Chicago and his law degree at the University of Chicago Law School. His legal scholarship has been cited in more than 200 law review articles and other publications and in numerous court opinions, including one opinion from the Supreme Court of the United States.

Early in his career, Mr. Deiss served as a clerk for a justice of the Utah Supreme Court. He later served as a pro tempore judge for the 3rd Judicial District of Utah. He has also served as an adjunct professor, teaching legal history and the First Amendment at The University of Utah, and frequently teaches courses in trial advocacy at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

His knowledge and achievements on behalf of his clients have earned Mr. Deiss recognition from his peers. Among other honors in his career, he earned the rating of AV Preeminent* from the attorney peer review service Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating.

Mr. Deiss is active in a number of professional and community organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union, the American Society of Trial Consultants, the American Bar Association and the Utah State Bar. He has also been active with Utah Lawyers for the Arts, serving as its president from 1997 to 2010.


*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.


Practice Areas
  • 60%Business Litigation
  • 20%Intellectual Property Litigation
  • 10%Antitrust Litigation
  • 10%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Antitrust & Trade Litigation


13 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2022

About Andrew G. Deiss

First Admitted: 1995, Utah

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • President, Utah Lawyers for the Arts, 1997-2010
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Judge Pro Tempore, Third District Court, State of Utah, Small Claims Department, 1996-1999
  • Member, Utah State Bar
  • Member, American Society of Trial Consultants (ASTC)
  • Legal Panel Member, ACLU, 1997
  • Barrister, American Inns of Court

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Cited in University of Chicago Law Review
  • Cited in Randall Kennedy, Race, Crime, and the Law, Vintage, 1997
  • Cited in Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, The Majesty of the Law, Random House, 2003
  • Cited in David Cole, No Equal Justice: Race and Class in the American Criminal Justice System, The New Press, 1999
  • Cited in Eric K. Monkkonen, Murder in New York City, University of California Press, 2000
  • Cited in Linda K. Kerber, No Constitutional Right to Be Ladies: Women and the Obligations of Citizenship, Hill & Wang, 1998
  • Cited in Neil Vidmar, World Jury Systems, Oxford, 2001
  • Cited in Negotiating Justice: The Criminal Trial Jury in a Pluralist America, 3 U. Chi. Roundtable 323, 1996
  • Cited in Making the Crime Fit the Punishment: Pre-Arrest Sentence Manipulation by Investigators Under the Sentencing Guidelines, 1994 U. Chi. Legal F. 419
  • Instructor, National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA), Rocky Mountain Regional program 2007-present.
  • Mock Trial Coach, West High School, 2011-present
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, Communications Department
  • Frequent Instructor, National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Trial Advocacy
  • Cited in Harvard Law Review
  • Cited in Michigan Law Review
  • Cited in U.C.L.A. Law Review
  • Cited in University of Pennsylvania Law Review
  • Cited in Georgetown Law Review
  • Cited in Northwestern University Law Review
  • Cited in California Law Review
  • Cited in Texas Law Review
  • Cited in Duke Law Review
  • Cited in Stanford Law Review
  • Cited in Cornell Law Review
  • Cited in Wisconsin Law Review
  • Cited in Northwestern Law Review
  • Cited in Vanderbilt Law Review
  • Cited in Virginia Law Review
  • Cited in Yale Law Journal
  • Cited in University of Michigan Law Review
  • Cited in N.Y.U. Law Review


  • Neder v. United States, 527 U.S. 1, 1999
  • People v. Williams, 21 P.3d 1209, Cal., 2001
  • People v. Douglas, 680 N.Y.S.2d 145, 1998
  • Burghuis v. Smith, 130 S. Ct. 1382, 2010
  • U.S. v. Lynch, 952 F. Supp. 167, S.D.N.Y., 1997
  • Davis v. State, 809 A.2d 565, Del., 2002
  • U.S. v. Gaudin, 515 U.S. 506, 1995
  • People v. Marshall, 919 P.2d 1280, Cal., 1996


  • Top 100 Attorney in Nevada, Utah, Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming, Super Lawyers
  • Martindale Hubbell 'Preeminent' lawyer, rating of AV
  • Best Lawyers in America, US News, 2014
  • Utah's Legal Elite, 2006-2014
  • Best Law Firms in America, U.S. News, 2014
  • Mountain States Super Lawyer, 2010- 2014
  • Top Attorney Litigation, Avvo, 2014
  • Top 100 Lawyer, ASLA, 2014

Educational Background

  • Yale University, New Haven, CT, B.A., Humanities, Rhodes Scholarship Finalist, MVP Award Co-Winner, Varsity Ice Hockey Team, 1986
  • University of Chicago Graduate School, Chicago, IL, M.A., A.B.D., Graduate School of History, Ph.D., Oral Examination fields included United States Legal History, 1986
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Office Location for Andrew G. Deiss

10 West 100 South
Suite 700
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Phone: 801-433-0226

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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