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Peter Wight Yoars Jr.

Lawsuits and disputes Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Peter W. Yoars, Jr.

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  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 17 years
    Connecticut - CT 24 years
    New York - NY 25 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Peter

Learn Peter’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Lawsuits and disputes
    60%
    Vast experience in a wide variety of business disputes involving contracts; partnerships; limited liability companies; corporations; partner, member & shareholder disputes; trade secrets; NDA's; fiduciary duties; and fraud.

    25 years

  2. Construction and development
    25%
    Extensive experience in the construction and engineering sector counseling clients on legal and regulatory aspects involved in these areas and related contracting including mechanic's liens, litigation, and professional liability.

    25 years

  3. Business
    15%
    Experience negotiating & structuring vast types of commercial agreements to serve clients' business needs including operating agreements, confidentiality & NDA's, management and consulting agreements, partnership agreements, LLCs, & others.

    23 years

EXPERIENCED CIVIL & COMMERCIAL LITIGATION ATTORNEY.

Vast experience in litigating complex cases involving: Professional, medical, engineering and legal malpractice; commercial litigation; construction; environmental regulations and toxic torts; patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, license and non-compete disputes; contract disputes; and products liability. Experience includes numerous successful federal and state jury trials (first chair), appeals, arbitrations and mediations.

Location

Yoars Law PLLC
26 Broadway
Suite 934
New York, NY, 10004
Yoars Law PLLC
71 Bradley Road
Suite 4C
Madison, CT, 06443
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Reviews

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Posted by Dilek | May 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hands on support!
We were very lucky to find Peter Yoars quickly to help with our construction contract with our General Contractor! He was very responsive and worked diligently through all of the questions and issues from multiple people in our non-profit. We felt he had our back 100% and worked as part of our team. We would highly recommend him as a totally knowledgeable professional.
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Posted by Kim | August 1, 2011
Peter Yoars Jr
I have found Mr. Yoars to be a knowledgeable attorney in med mal matters. He is responsive to requests and is prompt with his filings. He works aggressively to get meritless cases dismissed. I would highly recommend Peter.
Posted by James | July 25, 2011
Defense attorney
Wouldn't hesistate to recommend his services. For me, he got a plaintiff to dismiss a case including court costs. They knew he was well prepared and thorough. He was always timely and easy to get ahold of any time of day.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Yoars Law PLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Goldberg Segalla, LLP
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Shareholder
  • Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, PC
  • 2007 - 2015
  • Senior Associate & Trial Attorney
  • Law Offices of Todd J. Krouner
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Trial Attorney
  • Barton Barton & Plotkin
  • 2000 - 2005
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of Dominick J. Robustelli
  • 1996 - 2000
  • Legal Intern
  • Pace University Environmental Litigation Clinic
  • 1995 - 1995
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Education

  • Pace University School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1997
  • Allegheny College
  • B.A.
  • 1993
  • The Peddie School
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Jones v Westchester County, ___AD3d___, 2022 NY Slip Op 01774 (2022)
  • Appeal won. Defense verdict reinstated.
  • Pugh v. Hamot Medical Center, 965 A.2d 312, 2008 Pa. Super. LEXIS 5459 (Pa. Super. Ct., 2008).
  • Superior Court affirmed lower court's decision.
  • Koinis v. Goldschlag, 2003 NY Jury Verdicts Review LEXIS 875, Index No.3347/98, (Pub. Aug. 2003)
  • $ 1,258,660 Gross Verdict
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Associations

  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Lawyers Assistance Steering Committee
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Forum on Construction Law
  • Division 10, Energy & Environment Steering Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Forum on Construction Law
  • Division 10, State Legislation Chair
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Forum on Construction Law
  • Division 10, Publications Liaison
  • 2014 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • N/A
  • UPMC Hamot Medical Center
  • Ethics Committee
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Coalition of Attorneys & Physicians of Erie, ECBA
  • Planning Committee
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Hamot Health Foundation
  • Board of Corporators
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Erie County Bar Association (PA)
  • Civil Litigation Section Committee
  • 2009 - 2015
  • Jamestown Bar Association
  • Steering Committee Chair of LHL
  • 2009 - 2015
  • Erie County Bar Association (PA)
  • Co-chair Civil Litigation Sect. Committee
  • 2009 - 2010
  • United Way of Erie County
  • Young Leaders Society Steering Committee
  • 2009 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • IAE Award for NY Commercial Litigation
  • International Advisory Experts (IAE)
  • 2022
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2021
  • Top 1% of America's Lawyers
  • The American Registery
  • 2021
  • IAE Award for NY Commercial Litigation
  • International Advisory Experts
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • Top Rated Lawyers in New York
  • Premier Lawyers of America
  • 2020
  • Top Rated Lawyers in Connecticut
  • Premier Lawyers of America
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • Top 1% of Attorneys in America
  • Premier Lawyers of America
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • America's Most Honored Professionals 2016 - Top 1%
  • Americas Most Honored
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top Rated Lawyers in Litigation
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2015
  • Top Rated Law Firms
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
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Publications

  • American Bar Association, Construction Law Forum
  • Construction Law Update 2015-2016 (NY)
  • 2016
  • American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law, 2016 Midwinter Meeting, Editor (Authors: Vyas, U., Buetler, M.)
  • When Green Turns Mean!
  • 2016
  • ABA Forum on the Construction Industry
  • Construction Law Update 2014–2015 (NY, ID, OR)
  • 2015
  • ABA Forum on the Construction Industry
  • Construction Law Update 2013–2014 (NY)
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Fiduciary Duty Initiative
  • Litigating Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims against Design Professionals
  • 2016
  • Lecture To Physicians & Attorneys
  • Where Does the Doctor/Patient Attorney/Client Relationship Begin?
  • 2014
  • Lecture CRNA's and Staff
  • Medical Record Documentation: Risk Management for the Anesthesia Team & Health Care Providers
  • 2014
  • Lecture & Moderator, CLE
  • Doing Nothing is Not an Option,
  • 2014
  • Lecture to interns & medical students
  • Three Legal Tips for Physician Risk Management
  • 2013
  • Lecture to House Staff
  • Testimony in Medical Malpractice Case
  • 2013
  • Lecture CRNA's
  • Medical Record Documentation: Risk Management for Health Care Providers
  • 2013
  • Lecture to Interns, Residents & Attendings
  • Medical Record Documentation & Testimony in Litigation involving Emergency Medicine & Critical Care Services
  • 2012
  • Lecture Physicians & Attorneys
  • Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word: The Proposed Apology Law in Pennsylvania
  • 2012
  • Lecture to Nursing Supervisors
  • Litigation & Medical Record Documentation
  • 2011
  • Lecture for Interns and Resident Physicians
  • Medical Record Documentation and Litigation
  • 2011
  • Penn State Behrend
  • Volunteer Management 101: Developing and Implementing an Effective Program
  • 2010
  • Millcreek Community Hospital
  • Medical Record Documentation and Litigation
  • 2010
  • Long Term Care Seminar
  • Defending Claims Filed Against Long Term Care Facilities
  • 2010
  • Erie County Bar Association
  • Professional Relationships 101: Lawyer to Client
  • 2010
  • Claims Seminar
  • Anatomy of a Lawsuit: From Cradle to the Grave
  • 2010
  • CAPE Communication Issues Between Attorneys and Physicians seminar
  • Physician Patient Privilege - How Confidential is the Information
  • 2010
  • Long Term Care Seminar
  • Defending, Investigating and Evaluating Claims Filed Against Long Term Care Facilities
  • 2009
  • Erie County Bar Association
  • Professional Relationships: Lawyer to Client
  • 2009
  • Claims Seminar
  • Medical Record Documentation and Handling High Profile Cases
  • 2009
  • Claims Seminar
  • How to Evaluate, Minimize Damages and Defend a Traumatic Brain Injury Case
  • 2008
  • Claims Seminar
  • Brief View into Mind of Plaintiff's Attorney
  • 2007
  • St. John's University School of Law
  • Opening & Closing Statements
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Endorse Peter
Litigation Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He's a well respected member of the legal community, and highly regarded by his clients."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Peter is an excellent medical malpractice attorney. He is very experienced representing both plainitffs and a defendants. He is a fine trial attorney and a tenacious adversary."
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New York Lawsuits and disputes Lawyer Peter Wight Yoars Jr.
Peter Wight Yoars Jr.
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 25 years
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