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
PMT Winning in Court – You can’t hide: PMT uses the plaintiff’s medical evidence to reject an exaggerated claim of traumatic brain injury.
By Christopher G. Todd and Thomas M. Bona. Court: Supreme Court of New York, Suffolk County Judge: Hon. George M. Nolan Case Type: Automobile MVA, Traumatic Brain Injury Caption: Sara […]
PMT Winning in Court – After two appeals, a prior trial, PMT gets a defense verdict in an 21-year-old case.
By Richard J. Freire and Thomas M. Bona. Court: Supreme Court of New York, Richmond County Judge: Hon. Lizette Colon Case Type: Labor Law 241(6); hand crush injury while working […]
By Marc H. Pillinger, Neil L. Sambursky, and Thomas M. Bona. Last month at our Pillinger Miller Tarallo and St. Johns Greenberg School of Risk Management conference series webinar, we […]
By Thomas M. Bona. At PMT, we pride ourselves as the firm that knows how to resolve cases. We are not the only ones who feel that way. The New […]
PMT news about Thomas M. Bona
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 […]
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 […]