Thomas M. Bona
Offices: Elmsford, NY
For over 35 years, Tom has consistently delivered results and value to his clients. Tom joined Pillinger Miller Tarallo as a partner in the Elmsford office in 2019 and before that, Tom was managing partner of Thomas M Bona, PC, an insurance defense firm with over 30 years of experience.
Tom is admitted to practice in New York and has a wealth of experience in all types of civil matters including Construction/Labor law, Coverage Matters, Municipal Liability, Automobile, Dram Shop actions, and Premises Liability cases. Tom served as the Town Attorney for the Town of Pelham and served as a Hearing Officer for the Westchester County Department of Health. Tom is a seasoned negotiator who has successfully mediated and settled hundreds of cases both coverage and defense for his clients. Over his 30-year career in insurance defense, he has represented scores of insurance companies, self-insureds, and third-party administrators successfully, defending them in federal and state actions. He has successfully handled scores of appeals for clients. Tom has lectured self-insureds and insurance companies claims departments in all areas of New York law including Labor Law, Premises Liability Coverage, No-Fault and Medicare Liability.
Prior to civil practice, Tom was an Assistant District Attorney in Westchester County and prosecuted homicides, sexual offenders, and organized crime cases. He conducted numerous bench and jury trials.
Tom has always prided himself by giving clients an aggressive defense and making plaintiffs prove their claims. He has consistently delivered results and value to his clients. Tom’s clients include Erie Insurance, GNY Insurance Company, Amica Insurance, Archdiocese of New York, Metropolitan Transit Authority, CVS and ShopRite.
Tom graduated from St. John’s University School of Law where he was on the Moot Court Executive Board and won several competitions for oral advocacy. He also has an MBA from St. John’s University and graduated from Colgate University.
Member of Council on Litigation Management (CLM)
Who’s Who in American Law
Lawyers of Distinction 2020
Articles by Thomas M. Bona
New York Workers’ Compensation Board Clarifies: Workers Can Receive Compensation Benefits if They Get COVID-19 While Working
By Thomas M. Bona and Anthony M. Napoli. The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board has issued guidance and clarified that a worker who contracts COVID-19 while working is entitled […]
By Neil T. Veilleux and Thomas M. Bona. Court: Supreme Court of the State of New York, Bronx County Judge: Hon. Lucindo Suarez Case Type: Construction Caption:Frank DiFrank v. Henegan Construction Co., […]
By Anthony M. Napoli and Thomas M. Bona. Court: Supreme Court, State of New York Dutchess County Judge: Hon. Hal B. Greenwald Case Type: Slip and Fall Caption: Adami v. Ridgefield […]
By Thomas M. Bona. We recently told you about a limitation of liability provision for hospitals and nursing homes that was inserted into the last New York State budget. This […]
PMT Special Report: Jeff Miller, Doing What PMT Does Best – 24 out of 25 Cases Settled at Mediation Days
By Thomas M. Bona and Jeffrey T. Miller. While some things in the Insurance industry slowed down during the pandemic, here at PMT we were racing ahead working on a […]
PMT news about Thomas M. Bona
By Wendy Eson and Marc H. Pillinger. In a recent decision, He v. Troon Mgmt., Inc., 2019 WL 5429374 (N.Y. Oct. 24, 2019), the Court of Appeals [reversed the First Department […]
By Thomas M. Bona & John J. Tambascia. Sage Advice and Constant Support We who are in this business of defending our clients when they have an accident can become […]
Appellate Division Affirms Lower Court’s Grant of Summary JudgmentOn Basis of Plaintiff’s Own Testimony That There Was an Ice Storm in Progress Sometimes with summary judgment motions as with everything […]
We Are Pleased to Announce PMT’s New Partners Thomas M. Bona and James Freire. Each attorney is a talented advocate for the firm’s clients and has achieved their current position […]