Stanley A. Tomkiel, III

Stanley A. Tomkiel, III has been litigating on behalf of personal injury plaintiffs since 1979, when he joined his father, Stanley Jr. (retired 2008) to form Tomkiel & Tomkiel. Mr. Tomkiel handles complex injury and wrongful death cases, including construction and worksite accidents, serious injuries caused by medical malpractice, defective products and/or unsafe premises, and motor vehicle accidents.

Many of Mr. Tomkiel's settlements and verdicts have been reported in state and national publications, including the New York Law Journal, the New York Jury Verdict Reporter and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America Law Reporter.Mr. Tomkiel was recently featured in New York Magazine's "Top Rated Lawyers" in 2012, as well as the New York Law Journal's "Top New York Settlements of 2012" (lead counsel: Oo v. Prompt Apparell Inc.) and the New York Law Journal's "Top New York Verdict's of 2011" (lead counsel: Henry v. J.E. Levine Builder).

Mr. Tomkiel has also achieved the highest possible ranking by Martindale Hubble, the AV rating, which indicates preeminent legal ability and high ethical standards as established by confidential opinions of other members of the Bar. Mr. Tomkiel routinely lectures at Continuing Legal Education courses and is the author of The Social Security Benefits Handbook (editions 1 through 5), and The Social Security Answer Book: Practical Answers to More Than 200 Questions on Social Security, the definitive guide for navigating the complex system of obtaining and understanding Social Security benefits.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Construction Accidents
  • Workplace Accidents
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death
  • Products Liabilty
  • Social Security Benefits
  • Bar Admissions

  • New York State
  • State of Florida
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Publications

  • Protecting Plaintiff's Rights When Settling the Third-Party Action, Bill of Particulars, Vol. II, NYS Trial Lawyers Institute (c) 2012
  • The Social Security Benefits Handbook (editions 1 through 5), Sphinx Publishing, An Imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. (c) 2008
  • The Social Security Answer Book: Practical Answers to More Than 200 Questions on Social Security, Sphinx Publishing, An Imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. (c) 2008
  • Honors and Awards

  • New York Magazine's "Top Rated Lawyers", 2012
  • New York Law Jounal's "Top New York Settlements of 2012"
  • New York Law Journal's "Top New York Verdict's of 2011"
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum - TheTop Trial Lawyers In America (R)
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum - The Top Trial Lawyers In America (R)
  • Award in Recognition of Service to the Cause of Religious and Civil Liberties, County of Westchester
  • Pro Bono Award, Fire Fighters Burn Foundation of Westchester and Putnam, New York
  • Certificate of Appreciation, NYS Trial Lawyers Association for Extraordinary Service for Pro Bono work for victims of
  • September, 11, 2001 World Trade Center Attacks
  • Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Bar Association of the United States
  • American Association for Justice
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • Civil Justice Foundation, Founding Sponsor
  • Workers Compensation Alliance
  • Injured Workers Bar Association
  • Yonkers Lawyers Association, President 1995 - 1996
  • Westchester Bar Association, Chairperson, Workers' Compensation Committee, 1983-1987
  • Eastchester Bar Association
  • Town of Somers, New York Zoning Board of Appeals, Member 1983-1987
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • Florida Justice Association
  • MENSA
  • Education

  • Western New England University School of Law
  • Manhattan College