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Peter W. Yoars Jr.

Peter W. Yoars Jr.

YOARS LAW PLLC
  • Construction Law, Business Law, Insurance Claims ...
  • Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania
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Biography

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

Peter has made hundreds of court appearances, drafted countless pleadings, motions and other court documents, managed intricate and voluminous discovery processes, taken and defended over thousands of depositions.

Education
Elisabeth Haub School of Law - Pace University
J.D. (1997) | Law
Internship at Environmental Litigation Clinic under Prof. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (oversaw environmental law cases in SDNY); Advanced Appellate Advocacy, Trial Advocacy, National Moot Court Competition
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Allegheny College
B.A. (1993) | Political Science
Thesis: The Consistency of Chief Justice Rehnquist’s Opinions: A Ten-Case Study; Varsity Football including 1990 NCAA National Champions; Moot Court; Debate
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Professional Experience
Founder and Principal
Yoars Law PLLC
- Current
Partner
Goldberg Segalla, LLP
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Partner
Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, PC
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Litigation Attorney
Law Offices of Todd J. Krouner
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Litigation Attorney
Barton, LLP
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Associate
Law Offices of Dominick J. Robustelli
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Paradigm Invest Group LLC v. Patel Hotel Fund, LLC et al.
Arbitration Clause in Construction Contract Enforceable
Saudi Arabia’s $1 trillion Skyscraper Neom
Construction Trends for 2022 and Beyond.
CPLR 4404 – Defendant’s Jury Verdict Reinstated by Appellate Division
NY Labor Law: Property Owner’s Employee Not Entitled To Protection of Labor Law
Contract With NY Plaintiff Does Not Mean Out-Of-State Defendants Automatically Subject to Personal Jurisdiction.
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Federal District Court Sanctioned Plaintiff for Destroying ESI including Facebook Messenger & Telegram Using Unsend Feature
NY Appellate Court Finds that Hospital’s Peer Review Committee’s Statements are Discoverable.
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New York City Home Improvement Contract Requirements.
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Connecticut Home Improvement Contract Requirements.
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Court Cannot Extend Mechanic’s Lien that had Expired by Operation of Law
Time Limits on Filing Lawsuit against Municipalities Revisited
COVID-19 Pandemic Results in Billions of $$ in Infrastructure Projects Being Delayed or Canceled
Arbitration Clauses: It is Time to Have Terms of Service (TOS) Reviewed by Attorney?
Yoars Law News & Knowledge
USDC Rules that NRDC Lacks Standing to Sue EPA for Delay in Rulemaking.
Yoars Law News & Knowledge
Federal Court Rules For Hospital Pricing Transparency
Yoars Law News & Knowledge
New York Construction Guidelines for Phase 1 of Reopening after COVID-19 (Coronavirus): What Contractors Need to Know
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NY Courts & COVID-19 Update – Electronic Document Delivery System
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Artificial Intelligence Used to Measure Decrease in Construction Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Yoars Law News & Knowledge
NYC DOB Bans Non-Essential Construction & Demolition Sites during COVID-19 Outbreak
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NY Courts & COVID-19 Outbreak – Filing of Essential Matters Only
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Delays in Construction Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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NYC DOB Bans Non-Essential Construction & Demolition Sites during COVID-19 Outbreak
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New York is One of 2019’s Construction Mega Cities
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Construction Site Accidents & Investigations
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NY Court Allows Medical Malpractice Case Against St. Barnabas Hospital To Continue
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Enforceability of Website Terms & Conditions
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New York Construction Law Update
American Bar Association - Construction Industry Forum
New York Construction Law Update
American Bar Association - Construction Industry Forum
Speaking Engagements
Striving for Balance: The Path from Stress to Wellbeing in your Practice, Westchester County Bar Association, White Plains, NY
When Green Turns Mean: Responsibilities of Parties on a Sustainable Construction Project, American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law, 2016 Midwinter Meeting,, San Francisco, CA
Session Coordinator
Litigating Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims, Fiduciary Duty Initiative, Alberti Group LLC, Chicago, IL
Medical Record Documentation: Risk Management for the Anesthesia Team and Health Care Providers, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Hamot’s School of Anesthesia, Erie, PA
Where Does the Doctor/Patient Attorney/Client Relationship Begin?, Coalition of Attorneys and Physicians in Erie (CAPE) Seminar, rie County Bar Association & Erie County Medical Association, Erie, PA
Three Legal Tips for Physician Risk Management, Millcreek Community Hospital, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)
Lecture to interns and medical students.
Medical Record Documentation: Risk Management for Health Care Providers, UPMC Hamot School of Anesthesia, Erie, PA
Testimony in Medical Malpractice Case, Millcreek Community Hospital, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)
Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word: The Proposed Apology Law in Pennsylvania, Coalition for Physicians and Attorneys in Erie CME/CLE Seminar, Erie County Bar Association and Erie County Medical Association, Erie, PA
Medical Record Documentation and Testimony in Litigation Involving Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Services, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, UPMC-Hamot
Medical Record Documentation and Litigation for Medical Professionals, Millcreek Community Hospital, Erie, PA
How to Evaluate, Minimize Damages and Defend the Traumatic Brain Injury Case, Knox Law Institute Litigation Seminar, Erie, PA
Professional Relationships: Lawyer to Client, CLE, Erie, PA
Erie County Bar Association
Medical Record Documentation, Knox Law Institute, Litigation, and Workers’ Compensation Seminar, Erie, PA
Handling High Profile Cases, Knox Law Institute, Litigation, and Workers’ Compensation Seminar, Erie, PA
Defending, Investigating and Evaluating Claims Filed Against Long-Term Care Facilities, Healthcare Ventures Alliance Long-Term Care Seminar, Erie, PA
Brief View into Mind of Plaintiff's Attorney, Knox Law Institute Litigation Seminar, Erie, PA
Awards
AV Preeminent® Rating
Martindale- Hubbell
2013-2023; Peer Rated for the Highest Level of Professional Excellence for Legal Knowledge, Communication Skills and Ethical Standards
10.0 Superb Rating
Avvo
Top 1% of America's Most Honored Lawyers
The American Registry
2021
2022 International Advisory Expert in NY Commercial Litigation
International Advisory Experts
2021
Top Rated Lawyers in New York
Lawyers of Distinction
Top 1% of America's Most Honored Lawyers
The American Registery
2016, 2018, 2019
Top Rated Lawyers in New York
Premier Lawyers of America
Top Rated Lawyers in Connecticut
Premier Lawyers of America
Professional Associations
New York State Bar  # 2903326
Member
Current
Activities: Lawyers Assistance Committee (2015-Current)
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American Bar Association
Member
Current
Activities: Forum on Construction Industry, Division 10, Energy & Environment Steering Committee 2014 - 2020; State Legislation Chair 2014-2015, Publications Liaison 2014-2020
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Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
Member
Current
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Jamestown Bar Association
Member
Current
Activities: Chair, Steering Committee of Lawyers Helping Lawyers 2009-2015
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UPMC Hamot Medical Center
Member
Current
Activities: Hamot Institutional Review Board 2015-2016; Hamot Ethics Committee 2013-2015
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Coalition of Attorneys and Physicians of Erie
Member
Current
Activities: Planning Committee 2011-2014
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United Way of Erie County
Volunteer
Current
Activities: Young Leaders Society Steering Committee 2009 - 2015 (Chair 2009 - 2011); Volunteer Action Society Steering Committee 2012-2015
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Erie County Bar Association
Member
Current
Activities: Civil Litigation Section Committee 2009 - 2015, Co-Chair, 2009-2010
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Pennsylvania Bar Association
Member
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Connecticut
State of Connecticut Judicial Branch
ID Number: 415228
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New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
ID Number: 2903326
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Pennsylvania
Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
ID Number: 204719
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U.S. District Court, Eastern, Southern & Western Districts of New York
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U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    20 minute free consultation. Thereafter, hourly rates apply.
  • Contingent Fees
    Decided on a case-by-case basis.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Open to alternative fee arrangments.
Practice Areas
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
    Medical Malpractice
    Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Legal Malpractice
    Environmental Law
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business - Arbitration/Mediation, Consumer - Arbitration/Mediation, Family - Arbitration/Mediation
    Municipal Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Professional Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Yoars Law Website
Website
Peter W. Yoars Jr. Firm Profile
Blog
Litigation Law News and Knowledge
Contact & Map
Yoars Law PLLC
New York Office
26 Broadway, Suite 934
New York, NY 10004
Telephone: (212) 220-9750
Monday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Call or email to schedule appointments.
Yoars Law PLLC
Connecticut Office
71 Bradley Road, Suite 4C
Madison, CT 06443
Telephone: (212) 220-9750
Monday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Call or email to schedule an appointment.