Walter M. Yoka

Walter M. Yoka


Yoka | Smith, LLP

Recognized since 2006

Los Angeles, California

Practice Areas

Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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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.

Location

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

Yoka | Smith, LLP
Headquarters: Los Angeles, California

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, Los Angeles (2018)
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Los Angeles (2014)
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, Los Angeles (2012)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Special Focus

  • Product Liability

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