Mr. Yost earned his law degree from Roger Williams University School of Law in 2013, where he graduated magna cum laude. During law school, Mr. Yost was the Executive Notes and Comments Editor for the Law Review, a member of the school’s 2013 Judge John R. Brown Appellate Moot Court Competition team, which received the Best Respondent’s Brief Award, and was also a recipient of the school’s first annual William J. Coffey Excellence in Maritime Writing Award. Mr. Yost began his career at Freehill Hogan & Mahar as a summer associate in 2012 and returned as an associate the following year.
Mr. Yost has a broad practice which includes maritime and land-based personal injury litigation, including the defense of premises liability and New York Labor Law claims, as well as the defense of cargo loss and damage claims, marine pollution claims, charter party and bill of lading disputes, and Customs and Border Protection fine mitigation. Mr. Yost has handled the defense of numerous claims brought under the Longshore Harbor Workers Compensation Act and the Defense Base Act, and has also defended shipowners in Jones Act, § 905(b), and other personal injury cases. He also frequently defends restaurants, property, and business owners in negligence, premises, and general liability cases in both New York and New Jersey.