LaMar Jost
Practice Areas
Industries
Representative Clients
  • CNA - National Trial Counsel
  • General Electric - National Trial Counsel
  • United Airlines Inc.
  • Universal Health Services - National Trial Counsel

LaMar Jost
 

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

LaMar has first- and second-chaired multimillion dollar personal injury trials in California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, and Wyoming. He has won a significant majority of those medical malpractice and wrongful death trials. 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.

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, Colorado appellate courts, and D.C. Court of Appeals. Through the appellate process, LaMar has assisted in making law favorable to hospitals, physicians, and industry.

Legal Memberships, Activities, and Honors

Colorado Rising Stars    
    Personal Injury Defense: Products, 2009-2017
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
New Mexico Bar Association
Wyoming Bar Association

Federalist 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, mountain biking, and fly fishing


LaMar Jost defends high-stakes cases involving medical malpractice, product liability, mass torts, and complex commercial matters. He has handled significant professional liability and tort cases in 19 states, the District of Columbia, and in Tribal Courts. 

Representative Cases
Representative Clients
  • CNA - National Trial Counsel
  • General Electric - National Trial Counsel
  • United Airlines Inc.
  • Universal Health Services - National Trial Counsel
Bar and Court Admissions
  • Shoshone and Arapahoe Tribal Court
  • Colorado
  • Illinois
  • New Mexico
  • Wyoming
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico
  • 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, 2009-2017
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
New Mexico Bar Association
Wyoming Bar Association

Federalist 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, mountain biking, and fly fishing

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
  • Shoshone and Arapahoe Tribal Court
  • Colorado
  • Illinois
  • New Mexico
  • Wyoming
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico
  • 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