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. 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.

Distinctions

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

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 

Articles by Thomas M. Bona

PMT Delivers a Win – We Never Give Up

By Patrice M. Coleman and Thomas M. Bona. Court: Appellate Division – Second Department Judges: Colleen Duffy, Sheris Roman, Joseph Maltese, and William Ford Case Type: Auto-Pedestrian Knockdown Caption: Keys […]

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Hot Topics – Workers’ Compensation: Comp Board Addresses Long-Haul Claims

By Anthony M. Napoli, Robert P. Hamilton, Jr., Charlene Stewart Barnaba and Thomas M. Bona. After almost two and a half years, the effects of Covid have been far reaching. One […]

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PMT Winning in Court – Setting Up for the Win: PMT Delivers a Directed Verdict at Trial

By Ernest J. Bernabei III and Thomas M. Bona. Court: Camden County NJ Superior Court Judge: Hon. Michael J. Kassell Case Type: Construction Liability Caption: Verizon NJ, Inc v. A.P. Construction Inc […]

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The PMT Advantage – Celebrating 20 Years of Settling Cases

By Thomas M. Bona. Twenty years ago, Marc Pillinger, Jeff Miller, and Nick Tarallo started a law firm in a 750-square-foot office in Elmsford, NY. Their goal was simple: provide […]

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On the Horizon: More Construction Defect Claims

By Thomas M. Bona. Everywhere you look, there seems to be construction. Construction is on the rise, from new office buildings in Manhattan to the Salina Mixed-Use Redevelopment in Syracuse […]

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After Nuclear Verdicts: Time to Exit the Fallout Shelter and Try Cases

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PMT Podcast “From Where I Sit” An Interview with Jeffrey D. Schulman, A Key Driver in Expanding PMT

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PMT Your Trusted Advisor: Understanding New York’s Comprehensive Insurance Disclosure Act

By Marc H. Pillinger. PMT is always on your side by keeping you up to date on important changes in New York Law. On December 31, 2021, Governor Kathy Hochul […]

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PMT Delivers A Win – Results and Value

By Craig M. Goldwasser & Thomas M. Bona. Court: New York County Supreme Court Judge: Judge Shlomo Hagler Caption: Xhevahire Hasani and Mohammed Didat v. Lounge “Dear Irving” 55 Irving […]

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PMT Podcast “Risk Matters” Interview with BITCO Senior Claims Director, Frank McLaughlin

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