John H. Robinson


Jamieson Robinson, LLC
185 West Broadway Suite 101
Jackson, WY 83001
(307) 733-7703
robinsn@vcn.com

 

John Robinson has extensive plaintiff’s serious bodily injury and wrongful death litigation experience, as well as prosecuting insurance companies for their unfair treatment of his clients in first party bad-faith cases. John opened his practice in 1998, after gaining trial experience as a Public Defender from 1995-1998. He has tried more than 50 jury trials in a variety of cases. Over the years, his practice has been diverse, with special emphasis on civil rights claims. In more than 35 cases during the past 15 years, John has prosecuted government actors and agents, including colleges, campus security, school districts, school officials, local law enforcement officers and agencies, prison health care corporations, and social workers. John has prosecuted more government officials in more cases than any other Wyoming attorney during that time, and is widely regarded as an expert in Civil Rights litigation.

John has experience in class action litigation having initiated the nationwide Class Action case against Aarons, Inc., (Byrd v. Aarons, Inc., W.D. PA – Case No. 11-101) for its franchise stores’ installation and use of spyware on their customers’ rent-to-own computers, which was used to secretly spy upon those customers and their families in their homes, taking pictures of them through their webcams, and capturing screenshots of their computer monitors. John recently initiated a state-wide class action case against a labor union for its violations of Wyoming’s right to work laws.

In 2001 John took on the case of a woman who had been switched at birth in 1958, and sent home with the wrong family where she endured an abusive environment her entire childhood, only to discover the hospital’s tragic mistake after her father’s death. Banner Health asked the Federal Court to dismiss the lawsuit, claiming that Wyoming did not recognize claims for purely emotional injuries not associated with a physical injury. After the Federal Court certified the question to the Wyoming Supreme Court, John argued that the Court should recognize his client’s cause of action in light of the hospital patient relationship, and the Court agreed, creating an exception to the general rule and a new cause of action in Wyoming “in circumstances involving contractual relationships for services that carry with them deeply emotional responses in the event of a breach.” Larsen v. Banner Health, 81 P.3d 196, *22 (Wyo.2003). The Court’s ruling led to a significant settlement for his client.

Since earning his Juris Doctorate from the University of Wyoming in 1993, John became members of the Wyoming, Nebraska and Colorado bar associations. He is also an active member in the Wyoming Trial Lawyers’ Association, and the American Association for Justice.