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 Nevada, New Jersey, California, and Texas. He has won asbestos wrongful death trials in such plaintiff-friendly jurisdictions as Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Cook County, Illinois. He has won summary judgments for a Fortune 10 manufacturing company in Wyoming and Washington. He has helped win 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. He has developed special knowledge of medical malpractice cases involving hyperbilirubinemia and kernicterus and advised clients and co-counsel on related litigation strategies. LaMar has also represented clients in federal multidistrict litigation 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, 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.