Thomas Johnson

Thomas J. Johnson



  • Premises Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Liability


  • New York, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York


  • Albany County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute of Northeastern New York, Former President, 2002
  • Defense Research Institute National


Mr. Johnson has practiced law for more than 35 years. Initially, he served one year as a Law Research Assistant for the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department. He began his litigation experience as an associate attorney at a large multi-practice law firm in New York City, where he practiced for five years. Since moving to the Capital Region in 1983, Mr. Johnson has tried more than 100 cases to verdict. He represents insureds in negligence cases as well as insurance companies in first-party litigation in coverage disputes, arson defense and subrogation claims.

Mr. Johnson had been a partner for many years in the firm of Allen, Johnson & Lonergan, LLP, before joining John Bailey in 2007. As such, he is keenly aware of the concerns of clients and the need to afford them excellent representation. He has tried cases to completion in both New York State and United States District Courts. As a trial attorney he has developed a deep respect for the wisdom of juries and their ability to comprehend most liability issues.


  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • Juris Doctor – 1997
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
  • Syracuse University
    • B.A. – 1974
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa

Representative Cases

  • Bartholomew v. Sterling Ins. Co.,34 A.D.3d 1157 (3d Dep’t 2006)
  • Chase v. OHM, LLC, 75 A.D.3d 1031 (3d Dep’t 2010)
  • Ciuffo v. Mowery Const., Inc., 107 A.D.3d 1195 (3d Dep’t 2013)
  • G.E. CapitalMortg Services v. Daskal, 211 A.D.2d 613 (2d Dep’t 1995)
  • Gadani v. DeBrino Caulking Associates, Inc., 124 A.D.3d 1123 (3d Dep’t 2015)
  • Gadani v. DeBrino Caulking Associates, Inc., 86 A.D.3d 689 (3d Dep’t 2015)
  • Garrow v. Rosetti Associates, LLC, 60 A.D.3d 1125 (3d Dep’t 2009)
  • Guay v. Winner,189 A.D.2d 1081 (3d Dep’t 1993)
  • Hagadorn-Garmley v. Jones, 295 A.D.2d 801 (3d Dep’t 2002)
  • Hendricks v. Lee’s Family, Inc.,301 A.D.2d 1013 (3d Dep’t 2003)
  • Iaia v. Graphic Arts Mut. Ins. Co., 175 Misc.2d 838 (Sup. Ct. Albany Co. 1997)
  • Lowe v. Kinn, 199 A.D.2d 743 (3d Dep’t 1993)
  • Mariano’s Pizzeria, Inc. V. Associated Mut. Ins. Coop, 24 A.D.3d 206 (1st Dep’t 2005)
  • Massena v. Niagara Mohawk Power Corp.,45 N.Y.2d 482 (N.Y. 1978)
  • Massena v. Niagara Mohawk Power Corp.,60 A.D.2d 139 (changed from 60 A.D.2d 1080) (3d Dep’t 1977)
  • Massena v. Niagara Mohawk Power Corp., 63 A.D.2d 1080 (3d Dep’t 1978)
  • Massena v. Niagara Mohawk Power Corp., 87 Misc.2d 79 (N.Y. County Ct. St. Lawrence Co. 1976)
  • Massena v. Niagara Mohawk Power Corp., 92 Misc.2d 587 (Sup. Ct. St. Lawrence Co. 1977)
  • Mihalko v. Regnaiere,36 A.D.3d 983 (3d Dep’t 2007)
  • Pennsylvania Millers Mut. Ins. Co. V. Rigo, 256 A.D.2d 769 (3d Dep’t 1998)
  • Pincheon v.Handy, Civil Case No. 12-CV-1161 (N.D.N.Y. 2014)
  • Poulos v. Best Western-Cooperstown, Civil Case No. 12-CV-1886 (N.D.N.Y. 2014)
  • Seeman v. Sterling Ins. Co., 267 A.D.2d 677 (changed from 267 A.D.2d 892) (3d Dep’t 1999)
  • Silverberg v. Palmerino, 61 A.D.3d 1032 (3d Dep’t 2009)
  • Smith v. Gen. Acc. Ins. Co.,295 A.D.2d 738 (3d Dep’t 2002)
  • Stalker v. Luria,217 A.D.2d 294 (3d Dep’t 1995)
  • Stringer v. Musacchia,11 N.Y.3d 212 (2008)
  • Vale v. Vermont Mut. Ins. Group, 112 A.D.3d1011 (3d Dep’t 2013)

Current Employment

  • Partner

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