Stanley A. Tomkiel, III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in White Plains, NY

Tomkiel & Tomkiel
 | 925 Westchester Ave E, Suite 115
White Plains, NY 10604
Phone: 914-723-1700
Fax: 914-902-5289
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%)
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Attorney Profile

Attorney Stanley A. Tomkiel, III is a partner with Tomkiel & Tomkiel law firm, which has law offices in White Plains and Yonkers, New York. Serving clients throughout Westchester County and the surrounding areas, Mr. Tomkiel has more than 41 years of legal experience, and he provides unmatched advocacy and support to individuals and families adversely affected by the negligent, careless and unlawful actions of others.

Handling all types of complex personal injury and wrongful death claims, Mr. Tomkiel has secured millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for his clients suffering needlessly as a result of motor vehicle accidents, worksite and construction accidents, medical malpractice, unsafe premises and other preventable tragedies. From his success, he has earned a membership in the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and he has received numerous awards and honors from his peers.

Among his most notable accolades, Mr. Tomkiel holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and New York Magazine voted him among New York's Top Rated Lawyers in 2012. He has also received recognition from the New York Law Journal for having secured the top settlements and verdicts in New York as well as many other top rankings from his peers. In addition, he has received "Superb" client ratings on Avvo along with many testimonials and referrals from those he has served.

A 1972 graduate of Manhattan College, Mr. Tomkiel obtained his Juris Doctor in 1978 from Western New England University School of Law. He holds his license to practice in Florida as well as New York, and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York as well as the Middle District of Florida.

A leader in his field, Mr. Tomkiel has several publications to his credit, and he has conducted lectures and seminars before various legal organizations on a variety of legal topics related to personal injury law and other tort matters. He is also the former president of the Yonkers Lawyers Association and former chair of the Westchester County Bar Association's Workers' Compensation Committee.

Additionally, he is an active member and Past President of the Yonkers Lawyers Association, Bronx County Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, among his other professional affiliations.

A compassionate and selfless attorney, Mr. Tomkiel routinely volunteers his time and legal services, and he has received the Pro Bono Award from the Fire Fighters Burn Foundation of Westchester and Putnam, New York, as well as a certificate of appreciation from the NYS Trial Lawyers Association for his extraordinary service for pro bono work for victims of September, 11, 2001 World Trade Center attacks. He has also received an award in recognition of service to the cause of religious and civil liberties from the County of Westchester.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff


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Admitted: 1979, New York

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  • 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
  • Award in Recognition of Service to the Cause of Religious and Civil Liberties, County of Westchester
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum – The Top Trial Lawyers In America (R)
  • New York Magazine’s “Top Rated Lawyers” in 2012
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum – TheTop Trial Lawyers In America (R)
  • AV rating, Martindale Hubbell
  • New York Law Journal’s “Top New York Verdict’s of 2011” (lead counsel: Henry v. J.E. Levine Builder)
  • New York Law Journal’s “Top New York Settlements of 2012” (lead counsel: Oo v. Prompt Apparell Inc.)

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Town of Somers, New York Zoning Board of Appeals, Member 1983-1987
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • Eastchester Bar Association
  • Westchester Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Committee, Chairperson 1983-1987
  • Civil Justice Foundation, Founding Sponsor
  • Yonkers Lawyers Association, President 1995 – 1996
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • Bronx County Bar Association
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • Florida, 1987
  • New York, 1979

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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


  • Homeowner standing on driveway struck by vehicle sliding off snowy roadway, suffering serious leg fracture.  Settled at mediation for $425,000, Westchester County., 2020
  • Truck driver offloading a wrapped bundle of groceries on a pallet suffered a serious ankle fracture when the bundle loosened and shifted, causing a loss of control, requiring the plaintiff to jump out of the way.  Case settled before trial for $750,000, New York County., 2019
  • Walmart worker helping unload a flatbed trailer was knocked off when he cut a shipping strap on a bundle of barricades, suffering a serious elbow fracture. Settled before trial for $280,000, Westchester County., 2019
  • Home attendant fell on stairs in private house, suffered a nasal fracture and back sprain.  Settled before jury selection for $150,000, Westchester County., 2019
  • Unmarried college student, no children, was struck by speeding car and killed instantly. No pain and suffering, no dependents. Wrongful death claim by parents for loss of household contributions. Settled at trial for $650,000, Westchester County., 2018
  • Milk delivery man slipped on ice on loading dock, suffered low back and right hip soft tissue injuries.  Settled during trial for $537,500, Westchester County., 2018
  • Carpenter using table saw suffered partial amputation of thumb when board kicked back. Owner of shop claimed carpenter was solely at fault for misusing saw. Settled before trial for $325,000, Kings County., 2018
  • Passenger on derailed Metro North Train suffered serious back injury requiring surgery and causing permanent disability.  Settled at trial for $2.99 million, New York County, 2017
  • Tenant at Condo premises slipped on ice covered parking lot, sustaining serious ankle fracture. Settled at Court Conference, Westchester County for $225,000, 2017
  • Electrician at construction site suffered burn injuries to face and arms when electric box arced causing a flash explosion.  Settled before trial for $575,000, New York County., 2016
  • Construction worker fell from loose beam, suffering fracture of eye socket and head injury with permanent disability. Settled at trial for $3.5 million, Kings County, 2015

Educational Background:

  • Manhattan College, 1972
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925 Westchester Ave E
Suite 115
White Plains, NY 10604

Phone: 914-723-1700

Fax: 914-902-5289

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