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, 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.

Distinctions

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

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 – “I Don’t Know”: Exposing Meritless Lawsuit with Plaintiff’s Own Words

By Thomas M. Bona. Court: Supreme Court of the State of New York, Rockland County Judge: Hon. Rolf Thorsen Case Type: Slip and Fall Caption: Martinez v. Inserra Supermarkets, Inc […]

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Battle Tough and Trial Ready: PMT Gets Another Defense Verdict

By Ernest J. Bernabei III and Thomas M. Bona. Court:  Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge: Susan I. Schulman Case Type: Slip and Fall/Construction Caption: Hillary Jay v. Tony DePaul & Son […]

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All Your Fault: Iconic Department Store Blames Insurers as It Files for Bankruptcy and Closes Down

By Thomas M. Bona. The pandemic has not been kind to retailers as we all know. Because of the dearth of shoppers, numerous well-known retailers such as Lord & Taylors, […]

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HOT TOPICS – An Ounce of Prevention: Premises Liability in the COVID-19 Era and What Commercial Property Owners Need to Know

By Jeffrey T. Miller and Thomas M. Bona. As COVID-19 rapidly swept the nation, closing the doors of thousands of businesses since March, owners are anxious to flick on their […]

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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 […]

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Risk Management 2020:
Hot Topics and Cool Solutions

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PMT Announces New Partners Thomas M. Bona and James Freire

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 […]

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