Complex Civil and Commercial Litigation Attorney

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Complex Litigation Attorney

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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Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards
Top 1 Percent Attorney 2018
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New York 2020 Martinedale Hubbell Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards
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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.

Peter Wight Yoars Jr.

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

Years of Construction Law Experience

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.

Yoars Law Has Moved Its New York Office

We are pleased to announce that Yoars Law has moved its New York office. The new office premises are located in the old Standard Oil Building located in the Financial District. The address is as follows: 26 Broadway, Suite 934New York, New York 10004 Please note that...

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In a recent case decided in Supreme Court, New York County by Judge Laurence Love, Emerald Servs. Corp. v. Empire Core Group LLC, 2021 NY Slip Op 30394(U) (February 9, 2021)[1], the court was presented with the issue whether it could use Executive Order (EO) 202.8[2]...

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Peter W. Yoars Jr., Esq. Received Highest Possible Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®

Yoars Law is pleased to announce that Peter W Yoars Jr., Esq. received the highest possible rating in legal ability and ethical standards for 2021 by Martindale-Hubbell®. Peter received an AV Preeminent® rating, which is the highest peer rating standard. This rating...