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.

Legal Memberships, Activities, and Honors
Colorado Rising Stars
    Personal Injury Defense: Products, 2009-2015
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

Teaching Positions

Eastern New Mexico University
    Adjunct Professor

Personal Interests

Ultramarathons
Fly fishing
Snowshoeing


Representative Cases
Bar and Court Admissions
  • All Courts of the Shoshone and Arapahoe Tribes
  • Colorado
  • Illinois
  • Wyoming
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • 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, 2009-2015
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

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
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
  • All Courts of the Shoshone and Arapahoe Tribes
  • Colorado
  • Illinois
  • Wyoming
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • 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