Cook, Donna L.

Donna L. Cook Associate C Donna L. Cook Associate E-mail: dcook@pmtlawfirm.com Offices: Elmsford, NY Donna is experienced in all facets of general civil litigation in New York State Courts, including mediations, arbitrations, motion practice, and appellate work. Her practice focuses on the defense of personal injury liability cases, in the areas of motor vehicle accidents, general liability, Dram Shop litigation, and insurance coverage disputes. Prior to joining Pillinger MillerTarallo, Donna was affiliated with a firm in Westchester County practicing in the area of insurance defense. Donna utilizes social networking investigation to obtain successful motion, settlement, and arbitration results based on her findings. She is also a Continuing Legal Education lecturer on the topic of social networking and HIPAA law in civil litigation. Donna has conducted seminars for claims representatives at insurance carrier clients regarding current legal issues in insurance defense, including the life of a civil lawsuit, social networking, and liens. Donna appeared as a guest on the television program “Today’s Verdict,” speaking about HIPAA law. She has also been invited to speak as a guest lecturer at Cazenovia College, Pace University, Purchase College and Westchester County Community College. Previous to law school, Donna worked as an investigative agent performing surveillance for Workers’ Compensation fraud. She was also previously a Court Officer(Certified Peace Officer) in the Broome County Supreme Court. Professional Affiliations Bronx County Bar Association: Member of Board of Directors CLE Committee Chair and Membership Committee Co-Chair   Distinctions Appeared as a guest on the television program “Today’s Verdict.” Continuing Legal Education lecturer on the topic of social networking in civil litigation and HIPAA law. Guest speaker at Cazenovia...

Kestenbaum, Michael

Michael Kestenbaum Associate C Michael Kestenbaum Associate E-mail: mkestenbaum@pmtlawfirm.com Offices: Elmsford, NY Mike has had a number of types of legal experience during his over thirty years of experience ranging from working for a solo practitioner to a small commercial practice, a general practice with a real estate component and a primarily plaintiff-oriented firm before focusing on insurance defense work more than twenty years ago. Included as part of the insurance defense work has been a variety of areas including motor vehicle, general and premises liability, labor law, property damage, and mold claims. He has been involved in forms of alternative dispute resolution in addition to litigation. He graduated from the University of Bridgeport with a BA in History and his law degree. He is admitted to practice law in New York, Connecticut and the Federal Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and is a member of the Westchester County and New York State Bar Associations. Mike has been involved with the Boy Scouts of America in a number of different capacities, most recently for several years as a Life to Eagle Coordinator. Professional Affiliations New York State Bar Association Westchester County Bar Association Practice Areas AutomobileConstructionGeneral LiabilityEnvironmental & Toxic TortGeneral LiabilityMunicipal DefenseProducts Liability Admissions BarConnecticutNew York CourtsEastern and Southern Districts of New York Education University of Bridgeport B.A. History Cum Laude University of Bridgeport School of Law...

Gironda, Robert J.

Robert J. Gironda Associate C Robert J. Gironda Associate E-mail: rgironda@pmtlawfirm.com Offices: Elmsford, NY | Norwalk, CT Rob has joined Pillinger Miller Tarallo in 2017. He has over 15 years of defense litigation experience. He has experience in both the private sector as well as in house counsel for a major insurance company. He has Trial and Appellate experience in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Judicial Department of the State of New York. His trial experience includes motor vehicle collisions, pedestrian knockdown cases, slip and fall cases, construction cases, private nuisance and civil rights litigation in the Federal Courts. Rob is an experienced litigator and has participated in both mediation and arbitration in high exposure cases. Rob is an Attorney advisor for the Yorktown High School Mock Trial Team. He has been a guest lecturer for classes at SUNY Purchase as well as Manhattan College. Professional Affiliations Westchester County Bar Association Practice Areas AutomobileConstructionDram Shop LiabilityGeneral LiabilityInsurance CoverageMunicipal DefenseProducts LiabilitySubrogation  Admissions Bar New York Connecticut Courts U.S. District Court Southern and Eastern Districts of New York Education State University of New York Westchester Community College Associates Degree in Applied Science 1996 Mercy College Bachelors of Science in Business Organization 1998 Pace University School of Law Juris Doctor 2001 PMT news about Robert J. Gironda Pillinger Miller Tarallo, LLP Is Pleased to Report Some of Our Most Recent Trial Results Trial Attorney: Lawrence J. Buchman (Nassau County) Larry Buchman of Pillinger Miller Tarallo represented a defendant driver in a civil case for personal injuries who had pled guilty to DWI […] Posted in News, PMT Wins | Comments Off on Pillinger Miller Tarallo,...

White, Talene Dadian

Talene Dadian White Associate C Talene Dadian White Associate E-mail: twhite@pmtlawfirm.com Offices: Elmsford, NY | Norwalk,...

Connolly, Kevin W.

Kevin W. Connolly Associate C Kevin W. Connolly Associate E-mail: kconnolly@pmtlawfirm.comOffices: Elmsford, NY | Norwalk, CT Kevin W. Connolly joined Pillinger Miller Tarallo LLP with over 25 years of litigation experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in New York and Connecticut courts.  Mr. Connolly has litigated Labor Law, premises liability, products liability and motor vehicle cases from inception to trial and appeal. Professional Affiliations New York State Bar AssociationNew York State Academy of Trial Lawyers Practice Areas AutomobileGeneral LiabilityConstructionDram Shop LiabilityEnvironmental & Toxic TortNon-Profit OrganizationsProducts LiabilityProfessional Liability Admissions BarNew YorkConnecticut CourtsU.S. District CourtSouthern and Eastern Districts of New YorkNew York State CourtsConnecticut State Courts Education State University of New York at Albany, B.S.St John’s University School of Law,...