R. Thomas Colonna

Associate + 2016 + New Jersey

R. Thomas Colonna

Phone Number: 201-342-0037

Address: Court Plaza North, 25 Main Street – Suite 602, Hackensack, NJ 07601

Practice Areas

Admissions/Courts:

  • New York, 2014
  • New Jersey, 2014
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2018
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, 2020

Verdicts + Settlements

  • Won a $2.41 Million Dollar verdict in NY County for a 15-month delay in diagnosis of prostate cancer. This delay allowed the cancer to become metastatic and unfortunately, lead to the plaintiff’s death.
  • Obtained $1.85 Million for a man who fell approximately 4 feet through a defective fence from a second floor viewing area to the first floor while at an indoor trampoline park causing progressive pain leading to C5/6 disc replacement surgery 21 months later.
  • Obtained $750,000 for 30-60 seconds of pain and suffering for a 79-year old woman, riding her bicycle when she was struck by a tractor-trailer at an intersection, suffering multiple rib and leg fractures, and a lower leg amputation, and was unresponsive when EMS arrived; there was no claim of wrongful death as she was survived by her two sisters whom she did not support.
  • Won a $750,000 verdict against an orthopedic foot surgeon who improperly conducted a tendon reconstruction rather than a triple arthrodesis (subtalar fusion) on a woman who suffered from a flatfoot deformity on her left foot.
  • Obtained a $300,000 settlement for a pedestrian who was struck by a motor vehicle and suffered multiple rib fractures and abdominal trauma.
  • Obtained a $300,000 settlement for a high school softball player who sustained an ankle fracture by sliding into home base on an AstroTurf field maintained by the City of NY.
  • Obtained a $200,000 settlement for a bicyclist who suffered a mandibular fracture when his e-bike struck a sunken catch basin causing him to flip over.
  • Won a $110,000 verdict for a pedestrian who suffered tendon damage in his right index finger when struck by a taxi cab.

Education

  • University of Kansas School of Law • JD 2013
  • United States Military Academy • B.S. 2001

Professional Associations

  • Member of the West Point Society of New York
  • Member of the West Point Society of New Jersey
  • Member of the New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ)

Extracurricular

  • Tom enjoys traveling, lifting, mountaineering, and spending time with his French Bulldog, "Herman."
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