Expertise. Integrity. Results.
TonaLaw represents injured parties seeking monetary compensation because they have suffered damages to their body, property, and/or income due to the negligence of another. We represent clients throughout New York State and our track record of uncompromising ethics instills confidence and trust in all of our clients. With over 24 years of litigation experience, our attorneys have a strong understanding of client needs and litigation strategy, allowing us to effectively resolve their cases and maximize their recoveries.
Michael Manfredi is an associate attorney at Tonalaw. He has been with the firm since 2014 when he graduated from Hofstra Law School. For the past five years, he has specialized in no-fault collections and arbitration and has become a skilled and well-respected practitioner in his field. He has become a trusted resource for the medical providers the firm represents and oversees the daily operations of the firm’s no-fault division.
Mr. Manfredi received a Juris Doctor from the Maurice A. Dean School of Law at Hofstra University in 2014. While in attendance at Hofstra, Mike represented the Hofstra’s Trial Advocacy Association (HTAA) in multiple interscholastic trial competitions in the Northeast region and was named Best Overall Advocate of Hofstra Law’s Fall 2012 Trial Competition.
Michael and his wife Erica currently reside in Patchogue, where they can frequently be seen at events around the town or at the various restaurants on Main Street. During the summer he volunteers as a coach for the Sachem East Boys Varsity soccer team, as well as officiating youth soccer for Suffolk Soccer Interleague during the spring and fall.
Thomas Tona is the founding attorney and sole shareholder of Tonalaw. Since earning his Juris Doctor degree from Hofstra University School of Law in 1993, Thomas Tona has gathered a quarter century’s experience as a New York State trial attorney with an emphasis on Plaintiff’s Personal Injury and No-Fault Collections. He has spent the last 20 years cementing his firms culture and reputation for excellence.
A born and bred Long Islander,Tonalaw is based out of Suffolk County, where they handle New York Plaintiff’s Personal Injury, No-Fault Collections, and Civil Litigation cases. Mr. Tona oversees and manages all three divisions. He personally handles the high stakes Personal Injury cases involving traumatic brain injuries, wrongful death, catastrophic injuries, falls, trucking accidents and automobile accidents.
TonaLaw currently represents hundreds of healthcare providers and injured parties seeking reimbursement of wrongly denied no-fault claims, resolving in excess of 5,000 no-fault collection claims that have been wrongly denied by insurance carriers every year.
The firm also represents a wide array of civil litigation clients when they have a legal dispute with another party over monies owed.
Christopher Becker joined TonaLaw in November 2018, immediately bringing a high level of tenacity and vigor to each case he receives. A Long Island native, Christopher attended Chaminade High School, a Catholic institution operated by the Society of Mary. After high school, Chris attended St. Joseph’s College where he made the Dean’s List during each of his eight semesters in attendance, was a candidate for valedictorian, majored in History and Political Science, and graduated summa cum laude. While in undergrad, Christopher worked as a tutor at the St. Joseph’s College Academic Center, where he established an interest in utilizing his proficient reading and writing skills to assist those less inclined. It was during this time that he developed an interest in assisting others that remains to this day. The most formative experience during his time as a tutor came when he had the honor of tutoring an Army Reservist taking a college-level course as a prerequisite to seeking promotion who had difficulty finding assistance because he was not actively enrolled in any of the local colleges or universities.
Mr. Becker then proceeded to pursue a Juris Doctor at The University of Alabama School of Law where he was awarded a three-year academic excellence scholarship. While in attendance, Chris maintained a gleaming academic record punctuated by receiving “Best Brief” at the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition at Pace University, and his appointment as a Senior Editor of the Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law Review.
After receiving his law degree in 2016, as well as becoming a Bar certified attorney in the state of New York, Christopher now practices primarily in Personal Injury law with a focus on vehicular accidents in the Long Island area. In his personal time, Chris is a martial artist (practicing an amalgamation of Filipino, Indonesian, and Brazilian arts), an avid sports fan (rooting for the Mets, Rangers, and Crimson Tide), and a frequent concert-goer (having attended countless concerts and musical festivals all over the eastern United States).