Andrew r. hale
Andrew maintains a broad-based civil litigation practice in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels. He joined Anderson & Karrenberg after a successful career in law enforcement, and in 2000, attended the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
As an attorney, Andrew has litigated some of the largest and most complex construction defect cases in Utah. He has experience representing corporations and business owners in commercial contract, non-competition, and trade secret cases. He also has represented both law firms and clients in professional liability cases. Andrew has appeared before the Utah Court of Appeals, the Utah Supreme Court and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Andrew graduated with high honors from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, where he was Symposium Editor of the Utah Environmental Law Review and was awarded Order of the Coif.
J.D., University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, 2011
Order of the Coif
Symposium Editor, Utah Environmental Law Review
William H. Leary Scholar
CALI Award for highest grade in six law school courses, and College of Law Award for second highest grade in two courses
B.A., Political Science, University of Utah, 1995
U.S. District Court, District of Utah, 2011
U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 2011
- Member, Litigation Section of the Utah State Bar
- Member, FBI National Academy Associates
Rockwood Select Asset Fund XI (6)-1, LLC v. Devine, Millimet & Branch, 750 F.3d 1178 (10th Cir. 2014) (affirming dismissal of claims against New Hampshire law firm based on lack of personal jurisdiction)
Xia v. Salazar, No. 12-4034, 2012 WL 5909096 (10th Cir. Nov. 27, 2012) (successful appeal of summary judgment in Title VII retaliation claim against federal agency)
ClearOne, Inc. v. Revolabs, Inc., 2016 UT 16, 369 P.3d 1269 (affirming dismissal of Massachusetts client for lack of personal jurisdiction and establishing new standard for jurisdiction in cases involving intentional torts)
Willis v. DeWitt, 2015 UT App 123, 350 P.3d 250 (affirming summary judgment in favor of contractor and holding that the discovery rule does not toll the limitations period in Utah’s builder’s statute of repose)
In 2017, represented a prominent Summit County business in a legal malpractice case and obtained a $1.6M jury verdict against the defendant.
- In 2017, obtained a favorable settlement in a dispute over a natural gas processing agreement.
- In 2016, obtained a $200,000 settlement in a slip and fall case.
- In 2014, obtained the dismissal of claims against a contractor for fraudulent misrepresentation on summary judgment.