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Joseph Z. Alisa


(801) 503-5963
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Salt Lake City
460 West 50 North
5th Floor
Salt Lake City, UT 84101


J.D., Brigham Young University, 2011

  • Trial Advocacy Team
  • Pacific Islander Law Student Association
  • Minority Law Student Association
  • Federalist Society
  • Volunteer Mediator
  • Iron Justice

B.A., English, Utah Valley University, 2007

A.S., Dixie State College, 2005

Joseph Z. Alisa is an associate in the Salt Lake City office of Gordon & Rees and is a member of the Commercial Litigation practice group. Mr. Alisa has a diverse civil litigation practice that includes the representation of professionals, officers and directors, and businesses in a wide array of actions, including contract, tort, product liability, malpractice, and breach of fiduciary duty claims.  He also regularly represents insurers and claims handlers in coverage and bad faith litigation.   

After law school, Mr. Alisa worked in the Civil Division of the Utah County Attorney’s Office before entering private practice. Since then, Mr. Alisa regularly represents clients in state, federal, and bankruptcy court. He has experience handling extensive electronic discovery and related documents retention and review.

During his time in the Civil Division at the Utah County Attorney’s office, Mr. Alisa also gained experience in criminal law; and after entering private practice, he also represented clients in criminal matters.


Utah Supreme Court
U.S. District Court, Central District of Utah


Central Utah Bar Association
Minority Bar Association

Community Involvement

Truancy Court Judge, Nebo School District (volunteer)
Pre-Professional Career Counselor (Law) at Utah Valley University (part-time/volunteer)