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 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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
PMT news about Thomas M. Bona
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 […]