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
By Laurie A. Carroll and Thomas M. Bona. Court: Pennsylvania Workers. Compensation Office of Adjudication Judge: The Honorable Sarah Makin Case Type: Termination Petition in Upper Darby, Delaware County, Philadelphia, […]
By Thomas M. Bona. There is a commonly held misconception that defense attorneys don’t want to settle cases. After all, every settled case represents a lost chance to bill and […]
By Janine J. Wong and Thomas M. Bona. Court: Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Westchester Judge: Hon. William J. Giacomo Case Type: Construction, General Liability […]
By Thomas M. Bona. When an insurance adjuster asks their defense attorney for his opinion of the case’s value, what usually happens is relatively standard. Their attorney looks at the […]
By Thomas M. Bona. “From Where I Sit” is an insider’s conversation with Jeffrey Miller, Esq. Jeff is executive partner at Pillinger Miller Tarallo, LLP and one of its founding […]
PMT news about Thomas M. Bona
By Thomas M. Bona. One of the ways PMT is Always on Your Side is by serving as your trusted adviser and counselor. We believe that we are charged with […]
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 […]
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 […]