Thomas J. Maroney

Thomas J. Maroney

A graduate of Siena College and St. John’s University School of Law, Tom has dedicated his practice to high exposure, catastrophic and complex civil defense litigation. Tom has been called upon to serve as National Coordinating Defense Counsel and has been admitted pro hac vice in numerous jurisdictions outside of New York.

Tom serves as Membership Chair for the New York State Bar Association.  Tom has served as Chair of the New York State Bar Association Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law (TICL) Section. The TICL Section has over 2000 active members. He is a TICL Diversity Team member and a creator of the award winning “Strength By Association” series that highlights the benefits of association membership, diversity and mentoring. Tom served on the New York State Bar Association Special Committee on Continuing Legal Education.  Tom also serves on the New York State Bar Association Committee on Association Insurance Programs and as a member of the New York State Bar Association House of Delegates.

Tom served as the New York State Representative to the Defense Research Institute (DRI) from 2009 to 2015. He presently serves on the Steering Committee for the 2016 DRI Insurance Roundtable, as Membership Chair for the DRI Law Practice Management Committee and on the DRI State and Local Defense Organization Relationship Committee.

Tom serves as an Officer of the New York City Trial Lawyers Alliance and Chairs the Giving Committee.  Tom is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association.

Tom has served as President of the Defense Association of New York (DANY) and as Chair of the DANY Board of Directors and continues as an active member of the DANY Board.

Tom serves by appointment of the Presiding Judge, New York State Appellate Division, First Department, as a member of the First Department Character and Fitness Committee for the past 18 years.

Tom is a member of the Torts Advisory Committee (TAC) for Supreme Court, New York County. The TAC is comprised of Judges and Attorneys dedicated to improving the administration of civil justice in Supreme Court in Manhattan.

Tom serves as an officer of the Emerald Association of Long Island.  The Emerald Association was founded in Brooklyn in 1839 and has operated since that time for the purpose of raising funds for the support of underprivileged children being cared for by the Diocese of Brooklyn.

Tom was a contributing author for the New York State Bar Association’s, Post-Trial Practice and Procedures in New York. He is a frequent lecturer on Civil Trial Practice, Negotiating Strategies and Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Tom is the recipient of the DRI Outstanding State Representative Award, DRI Exceptional Performance Citation, New York State Bar Association Section Diversity Challenge Champion Award as Chair of the TICL Section, The New York City Brehon Law Society Outstanding Attorney Award, The New York State Bar Association John E. Leach Memorial Award and The Institute of Jewish Humanities Defense Lawyer of the Year Award.

The Defense Association of New York recently presented the James S. Conway Award to Tom in recognition of his dedication to the ideals of diversity, equality, professionalism and dignity for all that seek justice through our Courts.

Tom has been selected for the New York Metro Super Lawyers list, The Best Lawyers in America and the Irish Legal 100, a listing of leading figures of Irish Heritage across the United States.  Tom is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) an invitation-only professional association for corporate and insurance defense lawyers around the world.


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