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Peter Yovanovich

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in San Pedro, CA

Law Offices of Preston Easley
2500 Via Cabrillo Marina, #106
San Pedro, CA 90731
Phone: 310-620-9870
Fax: 310-832-7730
Selected to Rising Stars: 2022
Licensed in California Since: 2015
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
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Attorney Profile

Peter "Max" Yovanovich is a senior associate at Law Offices of Preston Easley, which is in San Pedro, California. He focuses his practice solely on personal injury matters, with a special focus on maritime personal injury cases. He takes on cases involving the Longshore Act, Jones Act and maritime third party. 

Mr. Yovanovich handles every maritime case with a genuine concern for his clients. He is a zealous and tireless advocate for their rights. To protect his clients’ best interests, Mr. Yovanovich devises feasible solutions. He has obtained several million-dollar settlements on his clients’ behalf.

Graduating magna cum laude, Mr. Yovanovich has a bachelor’s degree in business communication and economics from Arizona State University. He was a part of the Obama Scholars Mentor Program and was a mentor to freshman scholars.

Mr. Yovanovich obtained his Juris Doctor from the Loyola Law School and scored a rank that made him appear in the Top 30%. While in law school, he also had the opportunity to study abroad at the University of Bologna in Italy. He served as an extern at the Loyola’s Center for Conflict Resolution and served as a certified law clerk at the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. 

Licensed to practice in California and Hawaii, he is an active member of the CAALA. In addition to his law practice, Mr. Yovanovich enjoys traveling, sailing and attending live sports. He spent most of his childhood playing hockey before moving to Arizona to study. 

Practice Areas
  • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff

Selections

1 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2022

About Peter Yovanovich

First Admitted: 2015, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-max-yovanovich-4096b8104/

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Licensed in California, 2015
  • Licensed in Hawaii, 2016

Educational Background

  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Juris Doctor (J.D.), 2015

Verdicts/Settlements

  • March 2022: $855,000.00 Longshore Act settlement. Mr. Yovanovich represented a Rigger who suffered a career ending injury to his shoulder and multiple pulmonary emboli. After paying benefits for nearly two year the maritime employer denied further liability. Two weeks before trial, Mr. Yovanovich was able to mediate the case for $855,000.00 in new money. , 2022
  • April 2022: $100,000.00 Longshore Act settlement. Mr. Yovanovich represented a welder who suffered injuries to both his knees. The knee injuries both resulted in knee replacements. The welder received temporary disability benefits throughout his claim. Once the welder reached permanent and stationary status Mr. Yovanovich negotiated a settlement of $100,000.00., 2022
  • May 2022: $167,000.00 Longshore Act settlement. Mr. Yovanovich represented a shipyard supervisor who suffered injuries to both his knees. The knee injuries both resulted in knee replacements. The shipyard supervisor received temporary disability benefits throughout his claim. Once the shipyard supervisor reached permanent and stationary status Mr. Yovanovich negotiated a settlement of $167,000.00., 2022
  • May 2022: $116,000.00 Longshore Act settlement. Mr. Yovanovich represented a shipyard worker who suffered a cumulative trauma injury to his back. The shipyard worker received temporary disability benefits throughout his claim. Once the shipyard worker reached permanent and stationary status Mr. Yovanovich negotiated a settlement of $116,000.00 in new money., 2022
  • February 2022: $100,000.00 Longshore Act settlement. Mr. Yovanovich represented a shipyard worker who suffered cumulative trauma injuries to both his shoulder and wrist. The shipyard worker received temporary disability throughout his claim. Once the shipyard worker reached permanent and stationary status Mr. Yovanovich negotiated a settlement of $100,000.00 in new money., 2022
  • January 2022: $522,000.00 Longshore Act settlement. Mr. Yovanovich represented a Hawaiian Cement worker who suffered a career ending injury to his shoulder. Once the worker reached permanent and stationary status Mr. Yovanovich was able to mediate the case for $522,000.00 in new money. , 2022
  • January 2022: $450,000.00 Third Party settlement. Mr. Yovanovich represented a shipyard worker who suffered a career ending injury due to the negligence of a third party defendant. Mr. Yovanovich handled all the depositions in this matter and was involved in opposing the Motion for Summary Judgement which was denied prior to settlement.  , 2022
  • January 2022: $230,000.00 Longshore Act settlement. Mr. Yovanovich represented a Shipyard Supervisor who suffered cumulative trauma injuries to both his knees. The Supervisor received temporary disability throughout his claim and eventually returned to modified work. Once the Supervisor reached permanent and stationary status Mr. Yovanovich negotiated a settlement of $230,000.00 in new money. As a part of the settlement the Supervisor will be entitled to continued lifetime medical treatment.  , 2022
  • November 2021: $170,000.00 Longshore Act settlement. Mr. Yovanovich represented a Waysman who suffered cumulative trauma injuries to both his shoulders and right knee. The Waysman received temporary disability throughout his claim. Once the Waysman reached permanent and stationary status Mr. Yovanovich negotiated a settlement of $170,000.00 in new money. As a part of the settlement the Waysman will be entitled to continued medical treatment.  , 2021
  • October 2021: $350,000.00 Longshore Act settlement. Mr. Yovanovich represented a San Diego Shipyard worker who suffered career ending injuries to both his shoulders and left knee. The Shipyard worker received temporary disability throughout his claim. Once the Shipyard worker reached permanent and stationary status Mr. Yovanovich was able to mediate the case for $350,000.00 in new money.  , 2021
  • October 2021: $140,000.00 Longshore Act settlement. Mr. Yovanovich represented a Welder who suffered cumulative trauma injuries to both his shoulders and neck. After his maritime employer initially accepted the claim and then later denied it, Mr. Yovanovich negotiated a settlement of $140,000.00 in new money. As a part of the settlement the Welder will be entitled to continued medical treatment.  , 2021
  • September 2021: $130,000.00 Longshore Act settlement. Mr. Yovanovich represented a Welder who suffered cumulative trauma injuries to his elbows and shoulders. The Welder received temporary disability throughout his claim. Once the Welder reached permanent and stationary status Mr. Yovanovich negotiated a settlement of $130,000.00 in new money. As a part of the settlement the Welders will be entitle to continued medical treatment.  , 2021
  • September 2021: $115,000.00 Longshore Act settlement. Mr. Yovanovich represented a Shipyard worker who suffered cumulative trauma injuries to both his knees. The Shipyard worker received temporary disability throughout his claim. Once the Shipyard worker reached permanent and stationary status Mr. Yovanovich negotiated a settlement of $115,000.00 in new money. As a part of the settlement the Welder will be entitled to continued medical treatment.  , 2021
  • August 2021: $109,000.00 Longshore Act settlement. Mr. Yovanovich represented a Shipfitter who suffered career ending injuries to both his knees. The Shipfitter received temporary disability throughout his claim. Once the Shipfitter reached permanent and stationary status Mr. Yovanovich negotiated a settlement of $109,000.00 in new money. In addition to the settlement funds, the worker’s future medical remained open entitling him to continued medical treatment at no cost., 2021
  • July 2021: $330,000.00 Longshore Act settlement. Mr. Yovanovich represented a shipyard worker who suffered career a ending injury to his back. The worker received temporary disability throughout his claim. Once the worker reached permanent and stationary status Mr. Yovanovich negotiated a settlement of $330,000.00 in new money. In addition to the settlement funds, the worker’s future medical remained open entitling him to continued medical treatment at no cost., 2021
  • April 2021: $158,000.00 Longshore Act settlement. Mr. Yovanovich represented a Los Angeles Longshoreman who suffered injuries to his right knee and left hip as a result of an occupational fall. This was a partially denied case that Mr. Yovanovich was able to settle for $158,000.00 in new money. In addition to the settlement funds, the Longshoreman’s future medical remained open entitling him to continued medical treatment at no cost.   , 2021
  • April 2021: $177,250.00 Longshore Act settlement. Mr. Yovanovich represented a shipyard worker who suffered career ending injuries to his right shoulder and back. This was a fully denied case that Mr. Yovanovich was able to settle for $177,250.00 in new money.   , 2021
  • March 2021: $175,000.00 Longshore Act settlement. Mr. Yovanovich represented a Network Administrator who suffered cumulative trauma injuries to his back and right knee. The Network Administrator received temporary disability throughout his claim. Once he reached permanent and stationary status Mr. Yovanovich negotiated a global settlement of $175,000.00 in new money. , 2021
  • February 2021: $117,500.00 Longshore Act settlement. Mr. Yovanovich represented a Pipefitter who suffered a cumulative trauma back injury. The Pipefitter received temporary disability throughout his claim. Once the Pipefitter reached permanent and stationary status Mr. Yovanovich negotiated a settlement of $117,500.00 in new money. As a part of the settlement the Pipefitter will be entitle to continued medical treatment for his back.  , 2021
  • January 2021: $195,000.00 Longshore Act settlement. Mr. Yovanovich represented a Welder who suffered a cumulative trauma back injury. The Welder received temporary disability throughout his claim. Once the Welder reached permanent and stationary status Mr. Yovanovich negotiated a settlement of $195,000.00 in new money. As a part of the settlement the Welder will be entitled to continued medical treatment for his back.  , 2021
  • January 2021: $128,000.00 Longshore Act settlement. Mr. Yovanovich represented a Production Supervisor in his claim for injuries to both his knees. The Production Supervisor received temporary disability throughout his claim. Once the Production Supervisor reached permanent and stationary status Mr. Yovanovich negotiated a settlement of $128,000.00 in new money. In addition to the settlement funds, the Production Supervisor’s future medical care remained open entitling him to continued medical treatment at no cost.   , 2021
  • November 2020: $240,000.00 Longshore Act settlement. Mr. Yovanovich represented a Waysman in his claim for injuries to his back and both shoulders. The Waysman received temporary disability throughout his claim. Once the Waysman reached permanent and stationary status Mr. Yovanovich negotiated a global settlement of $240,000.00 in new money., 2020
  • August 2020: $445,000.00 Longshore Act settlement. Mr. Yovanovich represented a San Diego Longshoreman who suffered career ending injuries to his back, both shoulders, knees, and hands. This was a fully denied case that Mr. Yovanovich was able to settle for $445,000.00 in new money. In addition to the settlement funds, the Longshoreman’s future medical remained open entitling him to continued medical treatment at no cost.   , 2020
  • Appeal Decision Date: May 22, 2020 MARK JARRETT v. NATIONAL STEEL & SHIPBUILDING CO. The employer, NASSCO, appealed the April 11, 2019 decision which awarded Mr. Jarrett $114,676.61 in unpaid temporary disability benefits and $474.43 per week in continued disability benefits for life. Mr. Yovanovich defended his prior trial victory and personally drafted all appellate briefs in this matter. NASSCO reasserted its position that the Claimant’s work did not cause or aggravate Mr. Jarrett’s COPD. In doing so, NASSCO was attempting to relitigate the case at the appellate level. Mr. Yovanovich successfully fought back NASSCO’s appeal and the prior trial decision was completely upheld. Mr. Jarrett suffered no interruption in benefits and Mr. Yovanovich recovered attorney fees and costs in addition to claimant’s compensation for the work done before the Benefits Review Board., 2020
  • July 2020: $215,000.00 Longshore Act settlement. Mr. Yovanovich represented a Pipefitter in his claim for injuries to his back and both shoulders. The Pipefitter received temporary disability throughout his claim. Once the Pipefitter reached permanent and stationary status Mr. Yovanovich negotiated a settlement of $215,000.00 in new money. In addition to the settlement funds, the Pipefitter’s future medical remained open entitling him to continued medical treatment at no cost.   , 2020
  • April 2020: $175,000.00 Longshore Act settlement. Mr. Yovanovich represented a Machinist in his claim for injuries to his left and right knee. The machinist received temporary disability throughout his claim. However, his knee replacement surgeries were initially denied. Just weeks before trial the employer capitulated and agreed to authorize the surgeries. Once the Machinist reached permanent and stationary status Mr. Yovanovich negotiated a settlement of $175,000.00 in new money. In addition to the settlement funds, the Machinist’s future medical remained open entitling him to continued medical treatment at no cost., 2020
  • January 2020: $200,000.00 Longshore Act settlement. Mr. Yovanovich represented a Shipfitter in his claim for injuries to his right wrist, back and left hip. The Shipfitter received temporary disability throughout his claim. Once the Shipfitter reached permanent and stationary status Mr. Yovanovich negotiated a settlement of $200,000.00 in new money. In addition to the settlement funds, the Shipfitter’s future medical remained open entitling him to continued medical treatment at no cost.   , 2020
  • Trial Date: December 14, 2018 Decision Date: January 9, 2020 MONIQUE WILLIAMS vs. CONTINENTAL MARTIME OF SAN DIEGO INC. This was a claim for benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. Mr. Yovanovich represented Ms. Williams at trial as lead counsel and tried the case without the assistance of any co-counsel. Ms. Williams suffered a cumulative trauma right shoulder injury while on the job for Continental Maritime Of San Diego Inc., (CMSD). CMSD fully denied Ms. Williams’ claim, refused to pay temporary disability benefits and failed to authorize medical treatment. At trial, Mr. Yovanovich successfully litigated the case and the judge awarded $59,537.56 in past unpaid disability benefits and continued future benefits of $717.32 per week, plus interest and awarded the requested shoulder surgery. Additionally, Ms. Williams will continue to receive $717.32 a week until she reaches maximum medical improvement. After that time, she will continue to receive a lifetime payout based on her future wage loss. Mr. Yovanovich recovered attorney fees and costs in addition Ms. Williams’ compensation. This was Mr. Yovanovich’s fifth consecutive Longshore Act trial win., 2020
  • Trial Date: January 29, 2018 Decision Date: April 11, 2019 MARK JARRETT v. NATIONAL STEEL & SHIPBUILDING CO. This was a claim for benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. Mr. Yovanovich represented Mr. Jarrett at trial as lead counsel. After working in NASSCO’s smoke-filled environment for over 30 years Mr. Jarrett, a shipyard worker, was diagnosed with COPD in 2009. By 2014 his breathing difficulties forced him to leave his work at NASSCO. NASSCO denied his claim and refused to pay any disability benefits and its medical experts took the position at trial that his shipyard employment had nothing to do with his COPD.  At trial, Mr. Yovanovich successfully litigated the case and the Judge awarded the worker $474.43 per week for life, which is $24,670.36 per year. The judge also ordered $114,676.61 in unpaid temporary disability benefits plus interest. If Mr. Jarrett lives to be 85 years old the worker will receive an additional payout of $518,077.56.  If he lives to be 95 years old his lifetime payout will total over $750,000.00. Mr. Yovanovich recovered attorney fees and costs in addition Mr. Jarrett’s compensation., 2019
  • Trial Date: July 30, 2018 Decision Date: March 4, 2019 ARMINDA ALAMILLO vs. BAE SYSTEMS SAN DIEGO SHIP REPAIR, INC. This was a claim for benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. Mr. Yovanovich represented Ms. Alamillo at trial as lead counsel and tried the case without the assistance of any co-counsel. Ms. Alamillo, a shipfitter, suffered a back injury and after treating with the company doctor was promptly laid off. When she was denied disability benefits and medical treatment she turned to Mr. Yovanovich who took her case to trial and won a resounding victory. She was awarded all unpaid temporary disability benefits with interest. Additionally, she was awarded $598.80 a week until she reaches maximum medical improvement. Mr. Yovanovich recovered attorney fees and costs in addition Ms. Alamillo’s compensation.             , 2019
  • Trial Date: May 22, 2017 Decision Date: May 11, 2018 Mario De Luna v. Shell Pipeline Co. This was a claim for benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. Mr. Yovanovich represented Mr. De Luna at trial as lead counsel and tried the case without the assistance of any co-counsel. This matter dealt with the underpayment of temporary disability benefits. In this case, the claimant was paid disability benefits under Shell's Disability Benefit Plan, which were lower than what he was entitled to under the Longshore Act. At trial, Mr. Yovanovich successfully recovered the underpayment of temporary disability benefits on behalf of Mr. De Luna. Mr. Yovanovich recovered attorney fees and costs in addition Mr. De Luna’s compensation.  , 2018

Industry Groups

  • Construction
  • Maritime
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Office Location for Peter Yovanovich

2500 Via Cabrillo Marina
#106
San Pedro, CA 90731

Phone: 310-620-9870

Fax: 310-832-7730

Last Updated: 6/3/2022

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