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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. 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.
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
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
Founder and Principal
Yoars Law PLLC
Goldberg Segalla, LLP
Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, PC
Law Offices of Todd J. Krouner
Law Offices of Dominick J. Robustelli
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.
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.
New York City Home Improvement Contract Requirements.
Connecticut Home Improvement Contract Requirements.
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
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
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