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
St. John’s University M.B.A.

Articles by Thomas M. Bona

The PMT Numbers Roundtable – The Global Positioning System for Claims

By Thomas M. Bona. By now, all of us are very familiar with our car’s global positioning system or GPS. It tells us the best route and shows us where […]

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PMT Winning in Court – Laser Focus on Winning and Flexible in Our Approach

By Richard J. Freire, Devika P. Kapoor and Thomas M. Bona. Court: Supreme Court of New York – Greene County Judge:   Hon. Richard Mott Case Type:  Automobile, General Liability, Torts, […]

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PMT Delivers a Win – Going the Extra Mile for Our Clients Gets a Case Dismissed and Recovers Legal Fees

By Maria Mastriano and Thomas M. Bona. Court: NYS Supreme Court, County of Oswego Judge: Honorable Brian D. Burns Case Type:  Labor Law & Contractual Indemnification Caption: Paliana v. State […]

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The PMT Advantage – Jeffrey D. Schulman Discusses Controlling the Reaction When Accidents Happen at the IRMI Transportation Risk Conference

By Thomas M. Bona. The PMT Advantage means constantly supporting our clients and industry professionals’ efforts to mitigate risk. In Transportation & Trucking, nothing is more important to risk management […]

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PMT Delivers a Win – We Never Stop

By James E. Romer and Thomas M. Bona Court: Supreme Court, Suffolk County Judge: Hon. Joseph C. Pastoressa Case Type: General Liability Caption: Wreckter v. Ceno Realty Index No.: 611436/2020 Decision […]

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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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PMT Podcast “Risk Matters” – Handling Construction Defect Claims and Complex Litigation in New York State

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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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