Complex Civil and Commercial Litigation Attorney

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Peter has received the Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell and is frequently interviewed by and mentioned in the legal and general press. Admitted in New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, he has managed jury trials in the New York State Supreme Court, U.S. District Courts and trial courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
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Peter W. Yoars Jr. NY Attorney Recognized by Martindale-Hubbell® for 10th Year in a Row
2022 International Advisory Expert in NY Commercial Litigation

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Peter W. Yoars, Jr. is a solution-driven attorney with experience in all aspects and phases of complex civil and commercial litigation, settlements, arbitrations and mediations. Peter has vast experience with jury and non-jury trials in state and Federal courts as well as arbitrations, mediations and other forms of ADR.

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Peter’s hallmarks as an attorney are his ability to fully vet his clients’ business and legal situations, communicate clear legal strategy to senior executives and bring exceptional value to his clients.
Following years of success as a plaintiff-side attorney, including numerous trials and seven-figure settlements in the venues of New York, Peter now generally defends corporations, professional firms and individual clients in federal and state courts.

As trial and lead counsel, he handles complex litigation, engineering and construction disputes, corporate litigation, environmental law, professional liability claims, toxic torts, product liability and consumer protection cases, among other cases.

Peter has made hundreds of court appearances including first and second-chair experience in numerous jury and bench trials, several bench trials, drafted countless pleadings, motions and other court documents, managed intricate and voluminous discovery processes, as well as taken and defended over 3000 depositions.

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Following years of success as a plaintiff-side attorney, including numerous trials and seven-figure settlements in the venues of New York, Peter now generally defends corporations, professional firms and individual clients in federal and state courts.

As trial and lead counsel, he handles complex litigation, engineering and construction disputes, corporate litigation, environmental law, professional liability claims, toxic torts, product liability and consumer protection cases, among other cases.

Peter has made hundreds of court appearances including first and second-chair experience in numerous jury and bench trials, several bench trials, drafted countless pleadings, motions and other court documents, managed intricate and voluminous discovery processes, as well as taken and defended over 3000 depositions.

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Peter Wight Yoars Jr.

Principal - Yoars Law LLC

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.

Years of Complex Litigation Experience

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Years of Transactional Experience

Years of Professional Liability Experience

Judge in Civil Practice

Outstanding lawyer.

Rated 5 out 5

Thomas Giuffra, Esq.

Peter is an excellent attorney. He is very experienced representing both plaintiffs and defendants. He is a fine trial attorney and a tenacious adversary.

former supervising attorney and then adversary.

James _____, M.D.

Wouldn’t hesitate 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.

Former client that chooses to remain anonymous for business reasons.

Risk Manager at Nationally Ranked Hospital

I have found Mr. Yoars to be a knowledgeable attorney… He is responsive to requests and is prompt with his filings. He works aggressively to get meritless cases dismissed. I would highly recommend Peter.

Peter W. Yoars Named as 2022 International Advisory Expert in NY Commercial Litigation

Yoars Law is proud to announce that Peter Yoars was selected again as International Advisory Expert’s (IAE) Award in New York Commercial Litigation for 2022. The annual awards pay tribute to firms and attorneys who have succeeded over the past 12 months and have...

Arbitration Clause in Construction Contract Enforceable

The Supreme Court, Suffolk County recently issued a decision on the applicability of NY General Business Law § 399-c to an arbitration clause in AIA contract. In a Tozzi v. McLoughlin Construction Corporation, Ind. No. 615869/2021, the plaintiff sued his contractor...

CPLR 4404 – Defendant’s Jury Verdict Reinstated by Appellate Division

The Second Department issued a decision this week in the case Jones v Westchester County, ___AD3d___, 2022 NY Slip Op 01774 (2022), an appeal handled by Peter Yoars of-counsel for the defendant.[1] In an action to recover damages for personal injuries, the defendant...

Construction Trends for 2022 and Beyond

Construction is considered one of the largest industries in the world but is also considered one of the slowest growing. However, new technology being introduced is looking to speed up the rate of change and a few of these are listed below. Virtual design and...

NY Labor Law: Property Owner’s Employee Not Entitled To Protection of Labor Law

In Foiles v Eastman, Cooke & Assoc., LLC, 2022 NY Slip Op 30342[U] (Sup Ct, NY County 2022), the plaintiff was director of security at the Hospital for Special Surgery, which was under construction. Plaintiff claimed he was caused to trip and fall due to a...

Federal District Court Sanctioned Plaintiff for Destroying ESI including Facebook Messenger & Telegram Using Unsend Feature

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Contract With NY Plaintiff Does Not Mean Out-Of-State Defendants Automatically Subject to Personal Jurisdiction

Personal jurisdiction is the power a court has to make a decision regarding the defendant in a case. The law requires that the defendant has certain minimum contacts with the forum state for the court to exercise its power over the defendant. This week, the Second...

NY Appellate Court Finds that Hospital’s Peer Review Committee’s Statements are Discoverable

Common in the medical profession is the process known as clinical peer review, by which physicians evaluate each other’s performance.[1] In hospitals, peer review or quality-assurance committees regularly meet to review adverse patient safety events, near-misses,...