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Education and Background


Mr. Yost was born in New Castle, Indiana and moved to Santa Fe as an infant. After graduating from the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, he attended Columbia University in New York City. Mr. Yost received his Bachelor of Arts in Government and Economics from Columbia University in 1969, after which he returned to New Mexico. Following graduate studies at the Robert O. Anderson School of Business, he attended the University of New Mexico School of Law where he was elected to the Order to the Coif and served on the editorial board of the New Mexico Law Review and as a staff member of the Natural Resources Journal. Mr. Yost was awarded his Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, from the University of New Mexico in 1973where he graduated first in his class. He and his wife Barbara have three children. He has a general civil practice.  He is also frequently selected as an arbitrator and is one of the most experienced mediators in New Mexico.  He also provides review of cases for attorneys, including second opinions and acts as co-counsel with other firms and attorneys on selected cases, and as special master by court appointment.




  • Admitted to the New Mexico bar in October 1973. Instructor in Advocacy, University of New Mexico School of Law, 1973-1975.

  • Admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.


Memberships and Professional Affiliations


  • Member, First Judicial District Bar.

  • Master of the Bench, Oliver Seth Inn of Court.


Reported Cases


  • Rivera-Platte v. First Colony Life Ins. Co., 143 N.M. 158, 173 P.3d 765 (N.M. Ct. App. 2007)

  • Kmart Properties, Inc. v. N.M. Taxation & Revenue Dept., 139 N.M. 177, 131 P.3d 27 (N.M. Ct. App. 2001)

  • PNM v. Lyons, 129 N.M. 487, 10 P.3rd 166 (N.M. Ct. App. 2000)

  • Kerr-McGee Corp. v. Farley, 88 F.Supp.2d 1219 (D.N.M. 2000), aff'd,115 F.3d 1498 (10th Cir. 1997)

  • New Mexicans for Bill Richardson v. Stephanie Gonzales, et al., 64 F.3d 1495 (10th Cir. 1995)

  • Chavez v. Manville Products Corp., 108 N.M. 643, 777 P.2d 371 (N.M. 1989)

  • Scott v. AZL Resources Inc., et al., 107 N.M. 118, 753 P.2d 897 (N.M. 1988)

  • Mares v. Valencia County Sheriff's Dept., 106 N.M. 744, 749 P.2d 1123 (N.M. Ct. App.1988)

  • Padilla v. Chavez, 105 N.M. 349, 732 P.2d 876 (N.M. Ct. App.1987)

  • Co-Counsel: United Nuclear Corp. v. General Atomic Co., 93 N.M. 105, 597 P.2d 190 (N.M. 1979)

  • Trotter v. Callens, 89 N.M. 19, 546 P.2d 867 (N.M. Ct. App. 1976)

  • Cordova v. City of Albuquerque, 86 N.M. 697, 526 P.2d 1290 (N.M. Ct. App. 1974).


Mediation and Arbitration


Mr. Yost has acted as a mediator in hundreds of personal injury and wrongful death suits; insurance coverage claims; wrongful termination and other employment law litigation; business disputes; construction disputes, including litigation involving architects, engineers, owners, contractors and subcontractors; real estate litigation including boundary, trespass, and commercial lease disputes; partnership disputes; the application of a business interruption policy to a stock brokerage firm's loss; litigation concerning a record distributing contract; disputes between banks, debtors and guarantors; a claim for damages resulting from the alleged failure of industrial machinery; complex commercial disputes and numerous complex dissolution of marriage matters. Additionally, Mr. Yost has served as an arbitrator in a variety of personal injury, numerous construction, uninsured motorist, franchise, insurance, probate, real estate and other matters. He has attended numerous seminars on and received training in Alternative Dispute Resolution and has been a speaker before attorneys, 

mediators, and judges on various aspects of alternative dispute resolution.


Awards and Recognition


  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell's Peer Review Ratings for more than twenty-five years.

  • Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year - Mediator 2014 and 2018

  • Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year - Arbitration 2012 and 2018

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America in Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, and Mediation.

  • Selected to Southwest SuperLawyers in 2009.


Community Service


Mr. Yost participates in numerous charitable activities in the greater Santa Fe area. He currently serves on the Board of Advisors for Santa Fe Pro Musica. He has also served as President of The Santa Fe Boys Club, President of the St. Vincent's Hospital Foundation and is a former Fellow of the New Mexico Bar Foundation. Outside the office, Mr. Yost's interests include spending quality time with family and friends, the arts, reading, the Internet, and hiiking.