Peter W. Yoars, Jr. Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
Peter W. Yoars, Jr.

Peter W. Yoars, Jr.

Senior Attorney

White Plains
New York
Licensed in
NY, CT, PA
Pace University
School of Law
5.0 5
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About
Perceptive, solution-driven counsel with extensive experience representing companies and individuals in pre-litigation investigations and risk management, contract negotiations and drafting, insurance issues, case strategy and management, jury trials, settlements, arbitrations and mediations, transactions, including all aspects and phases of complex civil and commercial litigation and dispute resolution.

Keen judgment and proven ability to unlock and evaluate high-value case strategies, communicate risks and tradeoffs to key stakeholders, work as a business leader and member of legal and cross-functional teams and bring open disputes to
… read more timely and favorable closure.
18
Years
experience
Less than 1 day
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5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"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. - James"

Commercial Litigation - Defense
Posted on Aug 1, 2017
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"I have found Mr. Yoars to be a knowledgeable attorney in med mal matters. He is responsive to requests and is prompt with his filings. He works aggressively to get meritless cases dismissed. I would highly recommend Peter. - Kim"

Professional Liability - Defense
Posted on Aug 1, 2017

Work History

Yoars Law LLC

Principal

Apr 2016 - Present

Currently handling matters involving complex litigation, commercial litigation, drafting and negotiation of contracts, e-discovery, and transactions.

Apr 2016 - Present

Goldberg Segalla

Partner

Aug 2015 - Mar 2016

Served as trial and lead counsel defending clients in engineering and construction disputes [(90%+ of practice)], corporate litigation, insurance defense, environmental law, professional liability, toxic torts, product liability, regulatory and consumer protection cases. Handled claims in federal and state courts, primarily in NY, and negotiated settlements and other out-of-court resolutions.

Aug 2015 - Mar 2016

Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, PC

Partner/Shareholder

Mar 2007 - Jul 2015

Acted as outside general counsel to a range of companies addressing full range of litigation concerns. This included a multi-billion integrated global nonprofit health enterprise that had 60,000 employees, over 20 hospitals with more than 5,000 licensed beds, 500 clinical locations including outpatient sites and doctors’ offices, a 3 million-member health insurance division.

Mar 2007 - Jul 2015

Law Offices of Todd J. Krouner

Litigation Attorney

Jan 2005 - Feb 2007

Oversaw firm’s medical malpractice defense and personal injury claims. Guided trial strategy and practice, handling all aspects of litigation and case management. Managed corporate litigation, employment discrimination, premises liability, labor and construction site accidents and professional malpractice claims.

Jan 2005 - Feb 2007

Barton LLP

Litigation Attorney

Sep 2000 - Jan 2005

Co-managed litigation group and served as complex trial attorney, often as first chair, in high-value plaintiffs’ firm; 70% of time devoted to federal and state court appearances, depositions, hearings, mediations, arbitrations and trials.

Sep 2000 - Jan 2005

Law Offices of Dominick J. Robustelli

Litigation Attorney

Sep 1996 - Sep 2000

Handled all aspects of litigation and case management; involved in wide range of 240+ cases, generally serving as plaintiff-side attorney.

Sep 1996 - Sep 2000

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