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LaMar F. Jost

Partner

P. 303.244.1905 | F. 303.244.1879

Biography

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 26 states, the District of Columbia, and in tribal courts. 

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

Cases

Publications & Speaking Engagements

Articles

Book Chapters

  • "Medical Malpractice," Colorado Civil Claims: Elements, Defenses, and Sample Pleadings (1st ed. 2019)
  • "Witness Preparation Primer: Inviting a Witness to Provide Truthful and Favorable Testimony," Mastering the Art of Preparing Witnesses (2017).
  • "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).
  • "Chapter 27: Civil Jury Trials" Colorado Methods of Practice (2014).
  • "Chapter 28: Pleadings" Colorado Methods of Practice (2014).
  • "Chapter 26: Commencement of the Action and Service of Process" Colorado Methods of Practice (2014).
  • "Chapter 23: The Colorado Court System" Colorado Methods of Practice (2014).

Books

Legal Memberships, Activities, and Honors

Colorado Super Lawyers
     Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice Defense, 2018-2020
New Mexico Medical Review Committee
Colorado Rising Stars    
    Personal Injury Defense: Products, 2009-2017
5280 Magazine
    Top Lawyer
        Personal Injury: Defense, 2015
Denver Business Journal
    Forty Under 40, 2015
Law Week Colorado 
    Up-and-Coming Lawyer, 2007
Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated
Colorado SOLACE Program – Chairman 
Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program – Mentor 
Faculty of Federal Advocates 
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
    Amicus Committee

Teaching Positions

Faculty ABA-ABOTA National Trial Academy
Faculty CBA-CLE
Guest Lecturer, St. Mary's Law School
Eastern New Mexico University
    Adjunct Professor
Guest Lecturer, University of Northern Colorado

Personal Interests

Ultramarathons