Neil L. Sambursky

New York

Pillinger Miller Tarallo, LLP
1140 Franklin Avenue, Suite 214
Garden City, NY 11530
United States

Tel: (516) 408-5388


Neil has been a practicing attorney for over 30 years and joined PMT in 2019 as the Managing Partner of PMT’s Garden City, New York office as well as the Co-chair of the firm’s Products and Chair of PMT’s Coverage Group. Neil has a diverse practice and is a sought-after defense and insurance coverage attorney. Clients know that when they have a problem, even at the eleventh hour, they can turn to Neil and he will successfully get the job done.

Neil is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey; he has an active defense and insurance coverage practice in all of the state and federal courts in both states. Neil serves as national product liability counsel to a Fortune 100 company.

Neil’s insurance defense practice in New York and New Jersey, includes all types of civil matters including asbestos, construction defect, construction accidents, including New York Labor Law, environmental, toxic tort, and every other type of premises liability case. Neil’s insurance coverage practice is equally diverse. Neil both prosecutes and defends insurance declaratory judgment actions and is regularly called on to issue coverage opinions for claims under first-party property, environmental, general liability and professional liability policies in New York, New Jersey and throughout the country.

Neil’s coverage expertise also extends to all aspects of additional insured and contractual pass-through/indemnification issues associated with complex construction accident/construction defect claims. Neil has succeeded for his clients on motion, at mediation and trial, and at the appellate level.

Neil is counsel to insurance and non-insurance clients and his clients include Arch Insurance Group, Admiral Insurance Company, AdvanSix, Inc., Berkley Insurance Company, Honeywell International Inc., Pride Mobility Products Corporation, Resideo Technologies, Inc., Sompo International Insurance, Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual IGarnsurance Company, Vela Insurance, and Zurich Insurance Company.

Neil is a tough negotiator and he has successfully mediated hundreds of cases, both coverage and defense, for his clients. Neil provides in-house lectures at insurance companies on coverage, defense and claim handling issues and he also been asked to speak for the New York State Bar Association and other organizations.

  • “Trying The Environmental Coverage Case” (Mealey’s)
  • “Commercial Lines Insurance Coverage With Advanced Issues” (New York State Bar Assoc.)
  • “2005 Update and Overview of Premises Liability” (New York State Bar Assoc.)
  • “Commercial Lines: Coverage for the Construction Defect Claim” (New York State Bar Assoc.)
  • “2007 Insurance Coverage Update: Focus on First Party Coverage Issues. (New York State Bar Assoc.)
  • “Can the Commercial General Liability Policy Survive? Recent Developments Affecting Coverage for Bodily Injury Claims Under the CGL Policy” (New York State Bar Assoc.)
  • “Additional Insured Coverage: Hot Topics & Critical Issues for 2009” (New York State Bar Assoc.)
  • “Practical Skills – Basic Tort and Insurance Law Practice” (New York State Bar Assoc.)
  • Law School For Insurance Professionals” (New York State Bar Assoc.)
  • CLE Course: “Honing Your Deposition Skills: Basics and Beyond” (New York State Bar Assoc.)

Litigation stemming from products liability claims is complex and ever-evolving due to the inherent nature of change in the law and regulations regarding commerce. Our clients rely on our extensive experience in handling diverse products liability cases such as automobile sudden acceleration cases, electric warming trays, food and beverage contamination, labeling cases involving shellacs, conveyor belts, compressors, bailing machines, and stone crushing machinery.

Pillinger Miller Tarallo guides clients through establishing policies, procedures, and warnings to minimize potential risks. With thorough preparation and dedication to each case, we take the steps necessary to uncover important details regarding the products and circumstances in question. We work to diminish the impact products liability cases may have on the operations and reputation of a business, driving towards the most effective resolution via settlement or trial.

Our understanding of products liability is held in high regard. We frequently lecture throughout the Northeast concerning design defect cases, duty to warn, liability theories, spoliation of evidence, vendor endorsements, and defenses to products liability claims.

Pillinger Miller Tarallo began in 2002 with a handful of lawyers representing insurance clients in New York and has grown into over 89 lawyers located throughout New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, California and Pennsylvania. We have been able to achieve this successful growth by providing highly-experienced representation to our clients in all areas of civil litigation. Our primary objective is the swift, cost-effective resolution of cases with the most favorable outcome possible for our clients.

Our attorneys have handled thousands of cases across numerous practice areas throughout the Northeast. Moreover, we are known as a “go to” trial firm since our attorneys have tried over 500 cases since the formation of the firm. Our approach to each and every case is to provide not only sound legal counsel but also to ensure excellent client service. The foregoing principles have guided us over the years and have laid a foundation for our attorneys to build upon for the future.

Our Firm is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating possible achieved only by a select group of law firms nationwide after a rigorous screening process.

We have handled thousands of cases in the areas of complex asbestos, automobile/no-fault, construction/labor law, dram shop liability, employment practices, environmental and toxic tort, general liability, insurance coverage, municipal defense, non-profit organizations, ocean/marine and complex property claims, products liability, professional liability, reinsurance, subrogation, transportation and trucking, as well as workers’ compensation matters.