Thomas J. Maroney


A graduate of Siena College (’77) and St. John’s University School of Law (’80), Tom is a founding partner of Maroney O’Connor located in Lower Manhattan. He has been selected for the New York Super Lawyers list, the Best Lawyers in America and the Irish Legal 100, a listing of leading attorneys of Irish Heritage across the United States. Tom has been called upon to serve as National Coordinating Defense Counsel for product liability matters involving foreign manufacturers and has been admitted pro hac vice in numerous jurisdictions outside of New York. Tom also defends General Contractors and New York Employers in New York Labor Law and Third-Party Grave Injury cases.

Tom serves on the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Executive Committee and in the NYSBA House of Delegates as a Member-at Large. Tom also serves on the NYSBA Coronavirus Emergency Task Force for Solo and Small Firms, and on the NYSBA Emergency Task Force on Mandatory Vaccination. Tom served as NYSBA Membership Chair, and as Chair of the NYSBA Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law (TICL) Section.

Tom served as President of the Defense Association of New York (DANY) 2008-2009 and Chair of the DANY Board of Directors 2009-2010.

Tom was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the New York County Lawyers Association and serves as Co-Chair of the Membership Committee.

Tom serves on the Board of Directors of the Defense Research Institute (DRI). DRI is the largest international membership organization of attorneys defending the interests of business and individuals in civil litigation. Tom previously served as the New York State Representative to DRI for six years and is a Past Chair of the DRI Insurance Roundtable, an invitation only national conference of Insurance Executives on cutting edge insurance and risk management issues. Tom also serves as the Chair of the DRI ADR Committee.

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 since 1998. Tom is a member of the Torts Advisory Committee (TAC) for 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 Treasurer of the New York City Trial Lawyers Alliance and chairs the Giving Committee for Law School Scholarships. 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 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 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 civil justice through our Courts.


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