Thomas M. Bona

Partner

Thomas M. Bona

Partner

E-mail: tbona@pmtlawfirm.com
Offices: Elmsford, NY

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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, Construction Defects, Complex Litigation, Coverage Matters, Municipal Liability, Automobile, Dram Shop actions, and Premises Liability cases. Tom handles Complex Multi-Party Litigation and he manages teams of attorneys in organizing and delivering document analysis and production.

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. Tom served as the Town Attorney for the Town of Pelham and served as a Hearing Officer for the Westchester County Department of Health. 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.

In addition to law, Tom is passionate about music and drumming and has played drums since he was a child. Tom has played all kinds of music, enjoys jazz and rock and is most at home performing live. (View on LinkedIn, click HERE)

Distinctions

Member of Council on Litigation Management (CLM)
Who’s Who in American Law
Lawyers of Distinction 2020
Super Lawyers 2023

Web Conference Series

Tom has created and served as moderator for the Pillinger Miller Tarallo St. John’s Tobin College of Business Greenberg School of Risk Management Conference Webinar Series which has included:

 

Admissions

Bar
New York

Courts
U.S. District Court, Eastern, Western, Northern and Southern Districts of New York

Education

St. John’s University School of Law, J.D., Executive Board Moot Court
Colgate University
St. John’s University M.B.A.

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Articles by Thomas M. Bona

Claims Professionals Are Talking about PMT’s Numbers Roundtable

By Thomas M. Bona. At Pillinger Miller Tarallo, LLP, clients benefit from the PMT Advantage through a process known as the Numbers Roundtable. In this process, your assigned attorney presents […]

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PMT Develops Overwhelming Evidence to Defeat Workers’ Compensation Claim

By Thomas M. Bona and Anthony M. Napoli. In litigation, not all venues and forums are level playing fields. The Workers’ Compensation Law has a remedial purpose and is not […]

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Getting Results: Deconstructing Plaintiff’s Case Leads to Summary Judgment Win

By David S. Aronowitz, Thomas M. Bona and Gina M. Longobardi. Winning cases by summary judgment requires an attorney to thoroughly analyze plaintiff’s claims to eliminate any issues of fact. […]

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PMT Always On Your Side – PMT Gets Meritless Cases Dismissed

By Lawrence J. Buchman, Edward J. O’Gorman, and Thomas M. Bona. PMT Gets Meritless Cases Dismissed When a construction accident happens, the plaintiff’s lawyer often names everyone present at the […]

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PMT Scores Two Appellate Wins Affirming Prior Victories at the Trial Level!

By Jeffrey D. Schulman and Thomas M. Bona In two separate complex, multi-party lawsuits, PMT’s Kevin W. Connolly, Esq. successfully defended a contractor against negligence allegations that it created or […]

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2023 PMT Legislative Update: New Laws You Must Know

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PMT Develops Overwhelming Evidence to Defeat Workers’ Compensation Claim

By Thomas M. Bona and Anthony M. Napoli. In litigation, not all venues and forums are level playing fields. The Workers’ Compensation Law has a remedial purpose and is not […]

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PMT SJU GSRM Webinar: Secrets of Successful Mediations or What Your Attorney Never Told You

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Introducing PMT Claims Settlement Institute: Successful Resolution Strategies

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PMT Podcast “Risk Matters” – Interview with Nancy Kalinoglu

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