• Associate in Claims, 2017
  • Brooklyn Law School, JD, 2013
  • Fordham University, BA, 2009

Thomas Maroney is a partner in the New York office. He is a member of the general liability, construction, insurance coverage, transportation, and professional liability practices. He predominantly focuses his practice on general liability, premises liability, construction, hospitality, Dram Shop, wrongful death, and transportation. Thomas has experience representing commercial real estate owners, food and beverage clients, general contractors, construction managers, and subcontractor entities. He is well versed in New York State Labor Law, OSHA and NYC Administrative Code.

Thomas has significant and extensive experience advising insurance carrier clients on complex coverage issues and developing strategies for resolution. Thomas also assists his clients with initial coverage determinations, opinions, and counsels on risk transfer issues related to additional insured coverage/tender demands.

Prior to joining Kennedys, Thomas spent several years as a Claims Professional for one of the world's largest publicly traded P&C insurance companies where he gained considerable experience analyzing coverage, pursuing risk transfer opportunities, and managing litigation for complex general liability, construction, and auto matters throughout the country. Thomas has translated his claims experience into a knowledge of what his institutional clients need and expect throughout litigation and trial.

Additionally, Thomas spent several years at a global insurance company where he handled professional liability claims across multiple lines of business, including lawyers, accountants, insurance agents and brokers, broker/dealer and real estate agents.

Over the course of his career as a trial attorney/litigator and claims professional, Thomas has mediated, tried, and cost-effectively resolved countless complex matters involving multiple parties/carriers for his clients and insureds.

Thomas often speaks on a wide range of topics related to risk transfer (additional insured coverage / contractual indemnification) to insurance carriers and attorneys.


  • New York State Bar Association
  • Queens County Bar Association

Qualifications and admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • US District Court, Eastern and Southern District of New York

Work highlights

  • Trial counsel on multiple trials to verdict/cost-effective resolution in advance of verdict.
  • Took over numerous files on the eve of trial/mediation, revitalized the defense and repositioned cases fostering favorable resolution/outcomes.
  • Sound understanding of the expectations of insurance carriers and claims divisions after spending multiple years working as claims counsel for several large publicly traded international carriers.

Presentations and publications

  • Co-author, “Proximate cause: Plaintiff’s employer and its post-‘Burlington’ role in the duty to defend analysis,” published for the New York Law Journal (February 2024)
  • “Recognizing risk transfer opportunities,” In-House Client Training (July 2021, October 2023)
  • Co-author, “New decisions could bring big changes: Recent trends in New York labor law,” published for Kennedys (September 2023)
  • “Risk Transfer Considerations & Investigation in NYLL Matters,” In-House Client Training (June 2022, May-June 2023)
  • Co-author, “Anti-subrogation rule when pursuing workers’ comp 1B coverage in construction accidents,” published for New York Law Journal (May 2023)
  • “Passing the Hat – Considerations Involved in Risk Transfer,” In-House Client Training (January 2022)