LaMar Jost
 

LaMar Jost is a member of several national trial teams at Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell. His broad litigation practice encompasses product liability, mass torts, medical malpractice, oil and gas, employment, and complex commercial litigation. 

LaMar has first- and second-chaired multimillion dollar personal injury trials in California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wyoming. He has won medical malpractice and wrongful death trials in the District of Columbia, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Wyoming. He has won summary judgments for a Fortune 10 manufacturing company in Wyoming and Washington. He has won legal malpractice cases in Wyoming and Missouri. He has successfully briefed a matter of first impression under CERCLA in the Tenth Circuit and then successfully opposed the plaintiff's petition for certiorari from the U.S. Supreme Court. LaMar has also represented clients in federal multidistrict litigation in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, and in cases remanded from multidistrict litigation.

Through each stage of the litigation process, LaMar anticipates and responds to his clients' needs. He is aggressive in fact and expert discovery, proactive at mediation, and always ready to defend his clients at trial.

In addition to trial work, LaMar has an active appellate practice. He has handled complex appeals for companies and individuals in a variety of practice areas, including constitutional law, environmental law, insurance, tort, and intellectual property. LaMar has argued and briefed several appeals in the Tenth Circuit and Colorado appellate courts, and, through the appellate process, has assisted in making law favorable to industry in the states within the Tenth Circuit.

Legal Memberships, Activities, and Honors

Colorado Rising Stars    
    Personal Injury Defense: Products, 2009-2016
5280 Magazine
    2015 Top Lawyer, Personal Injury: Defense
Denver Business Journal
    Forty Under 40, 2015
Law Week Colorado 
    Up-and-Coming Lawyer, 2007
Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated
Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association
Federalist Society
Supreme Court Historical Society
Denver Health Foundation’s Inaugural Grand Rounds Class of 2016
Colorado Defense Lawyers Association

Teaching Positions

Eastern New Mexico University
    Adjunct Professor

Personal Interests

Ultramarathons
Fly fishing
Snowshoeing


LaMar Jost defends high-stakes cases involving medical malpractice, product liability, mass torts, oil and gas, and complex commercial matters. He has handled significant professional liability and tort cases in 15 states and D.C. 

Representative Cases
Bar and Court Admissions
  • Shoshone and Arapahoe Tribal Court
  • Colorado
  • Illinois
  • Wyoming
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Teaching Positions

Eastern New Mexico University
    Adjunct Professor

Legal Memberships, Activities, and Honors

Colorado Rising Stars    
    Personal Injury Defense: Products, 2009-2016
5280 Magazine
    2015 Top Lawyer, Personal Injury: Defense
Denver Business Journal
    Forty Under 40, 2015
Law Week Colorado 
    Up-and-Coming Lawyer, 2007
Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated
Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association
Federalist Society
Supreme Court Historical Society
Denver Health Foundation’s Inaugural Grand Rounds Class of 2016
Colorado Defense Lawyers Association

Government Service

Law Clerk to The Honorable Bobby R. Baldock, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Law Clerk to The Honorable Clarence A. Brimmer, United States District Court for the District of Wyoming

Personal Interests

Ultramarathons
Fly fishing
Snowshoeing

Articles/Presentations
  • "The Affordable Care Act and Potential Implications for Damages Calculations in Medical Negligence Cases" presented at CBA-CLE Medical Malpractice: Hot Topics 2016. (April 15, 2016)
  • "Damage Calculations in Tort Actions: Effect of the Affordable Care Act," presented for CLE at the Colorado Bar Association's Annual Tort Law Update, (October 15, 2015).
  • Book Chapter, "Deconstructing the Key Liability Expert: Strategy and Secrets for Successful Cross-Examination," From the Trenches: Strategies and Tips From 21 of the Nation's Top Trial Lawyers, (2015).
  • "Getting on the Right Side of the 'v.': Suing and Being Sued for Business Torts," presented at the Association of Corporate Counsel's In-House Counsel Forum, (April 16, 2014).
  • Book "Chapter 26: Commencement of the Action and Service of Process" Colorado Methods of Practice, (2014).
  • Book "Chapter 27: Civil Jury Trials" Colorado Methods of Practice, (2014).
  • Book "Chapter 28: Pleadings" Colorado Methods of Practice, (2014).
  • Book "Chapter 23: The Colorado Court System" Colorado Methods of Practice, (2014).
  • "Business Torts," presented at the CBA Litigation Section's Tort Law Update 2013, (September 20, 2013).
  • "Wyoming and Colorado Liquor Liability Laws," presented to Colorado Claims Association, (October 5, 2007).
  • "Constitutional Law - The Commerce Clause in the New Millennium: Enumeration Still Presupposes Something Not Enumerated," 1 Wyo. L. Rev. 195, (2001).
Education
  • University of Wyoming College of Law, J.D., 2002
    Order of the Coif
    Wyoming Law Review, Comment Editor
  • University of Wyoming, B.S., 1999, Political Science
    Outstanding Political Science Graduate
Government Service

Law Clerk to The Honorable Bobby R. Baldock, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Law Clerk to The Honorable Clarence A. Brimmer, United States District Court for the District of Wyoming

Bar and Court Admissions
  • Shoshone and Arapahoe Tribal Court
  • Colorado
  • Illinois
  • Wyoming
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court