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Peter W. Yoars Jr.

Peter W. Yoars Jr.

Yoars Law LLC
  • Construction Law, Business Law, Insurance Claims ...
  • New York
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Summary

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
Pace Law School
J.D. (1997)
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Allegheny College
B.A. (1993) | Political Science
Honors: Thesis: The Consistency of Chief Justice Rehnquist’s Opinions: A Ten-Case Study
Activities: Varsity Football (four years), 1990 NCAA National Champions;
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Professional Experience
Founder and Principal
Yoars Law LLC
- 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
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
Yoars Law News & Knowledge
NY Courts & COVID-19 Update – Electronic Document Delivery System
Yoars Law
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
Yoars Law
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 , White Plains, NY
Westchester County Bar Association
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
American Bar Association
Session Coordinator
Litigating Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims , Fiduciary Duty Initiative , Chicago, IL
Alberti Group LLC
Medical Record Documentation: Risk Management for the Anesthesia Team and Health Care Providers , Erie, PA
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Hamot’s School of Anesthesia
Where Does the Doctor/Patient Attorney/Client Relationship Begin? , Coalition of Attorneys and Physicians in Erie (CAPE) Seminar , Erie, PA
Erie County Bar Association & Erie County Medical Association
Where Does the Doctor/Patient Attorney/Client Relationship Begin? , Coalition of Attorneys and Physicians in Erie (CAPE) Seminar , Erie, PA
Erie County Bar Association & Erie County Medical Association
Three Legal Tips for Physician Risk Management , Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)
Millcreek Community Hospital
Lecture to interns and medical students.
Medical Record Documentation: Risk Management for Health Care Providers , Erie, PA
UPMC Hamot School of Anesthesia
Testimony in Medical Malpractice Case , Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)
Millcreek Community Hospital
Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word: The Proposed Apology Law in Pennsylvania , Coalition for Physicians and Attorneys in Erie CME/CLE Seminar , Erie, PA
Erie County Bar Association and Erie County Medical Association
Medical Record Documentation and Testimony in Litigation Involving Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Services , UPMC-Hamot
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Medical Record Documentation and Litigation for Medical Professionals , Erie, PA
Millcreek Community Hospital
Medical Record Documentation and Litigation for Medical Professionals , Erie, PA
Millcreek Community Hospital
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
Top 1% of America's Most Honored Lawyers
The American Registry
AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Top 1% of America's Most Honored Professionals
The American Registry
AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
"The highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards. The AV Preeminent Rating is the pinnacle of professional excellence earned through a strenuous Peer Review Rating process that is managed and monitored by Martindale-Hubbell since 1887."
Top 1% of America's Most Honored Professionals
The American Registry
AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Top 1% of American Professionals
American Registry
AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
2013 - Current.
AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Professional Associations
Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
Member
- Current
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New York State Bar Association
Member Lawyers' Assistance Committee
- Current
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New York State Bar  # 2903326
Member
- Current
Activities: Lawyers Assistance Committee (2015-Current)
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American Bar Association Forum on Construction Industry, Division 10
Steering Committee
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Activities: State Legislation Chair & Co-Publications Liaison
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UPMC Hamot Institutional Review Board
Member
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American Bar Association Forum on Construction Industry, Division 10
State Legislation Chair
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UPMC Hamot Ethics Committee
Member
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United Way of Erie County
Member of Volunteer Action Society Steering Committee
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Activities: One of the founding members. Participated in drafting initial by-laws.
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Erie County Bar Association (PA)
Member, Civil Litigation Section Committee
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Jamestown Bar Association
Chair, Steering Committee of Lawyers Helping Lawyers
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Coalition of Attorneys and Physicians of Erie
Member of Planning Committee
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United Way of Erie County
Chair Young Leaders Society Steering Committee
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Erie County Bar Association (PA)
Co-Chair, Civil Litigation Section Committee
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
ID Number: 2903326
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U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
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U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
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U.S. District Court, Western District 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
  • Business Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • Products Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Environmental Law
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Municipal Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Professional Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Yoars Law website
Website
Firm website
Blog
Contact & Map
Yoars Law LLC
75 S. Broadway
White Plains, NY 10601
Telephone: (914) 740-1050
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Call to schedule appointments.
Yoars Law
Connecticut Location
576 Post Road
Suite 206
Darien, CT 06820
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Call ahead to schedule an appointment.