Walter M. Yoka - Yoka & Smith LLP
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Walter M. Yoka

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 213-427-2300

Walter Yoka is a nationally recognized trial attorney with particular focus on products liability.   He has tried numerous complex and high profile cases to verdict on behalf of Yoka & Smith’s corporate clients and successfully argued in California’s Supreme and Appellate courts. Among his many affiliations, Mr. Yoka is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Product Liability Advisory Counsel and International Society of Barristers. He served as President of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (ASCDC) and the California Defense Counsel. In 2003, he was appointed by Chief Justice Ronald George to serve on the Judicial Council Blue Ribbon Panel of Experts on the Fair and Efficient Administration of Civil Cases, and formerly served as a member of the Judicial Counsel Civil & Small Claims Committee. He is an ASCDC Hall of Fame inductee. In addition to Southern California’s Best Lawyers, Mr. Yoka has been recognized as a Super Lawyer since 2004, and selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America since 2006. Yoka & Smith has continually been chosen as a Fortune 500 Go-To Law Firm of the World's Leading Companies since 2007. 

Office Location

445 South Figueroa Street, 38th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants of the Los Angeles Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Product Liability Litigation - Defendants of the Los Angeles Metro Area
Walter M. Yoka has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!Walter M. Yoka has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants (Product Liability)
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants