Peter W. Yoars, Jr., Esq.

Peter Yoars is a solution-driven attorney with experience in all aspects and phases of complex civil and commercial litigation, settlements, arbitrations and mediations.
 
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.
 
Previously as Partner at Knox Law, Peter acted as outside counsel to one of the nation's largest hospital systems, working with its risk management team on internal investigations, peer reviews and mediations. As highlighted by this relationship of trust, 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.
 
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. 

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Partner
Goldberg Segalla LLP, New York

Partner
Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, P.C., Pennsylvania / New York

Litigation Attorney
Law Offices of Todd J. Krouner, New York

Litigation Attorney
Barton, LLP, New York

Litigation Attorney
Law Offices of Dominick J. Robustelli, New York

EDUCATION

Pace University School of Law
Juris Doctor, Law
Internship: Environmental Litigation Clinic under Prof. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Allegheny College
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science

ADMISSIONS

·   New York
·   Connecticut
·   Pennsylvania
·   U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
·   U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
·   U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
·   U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania