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Thomas Kurt Fuchel Sr.

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Attorney Thomas Fuchel is a well-respected and highly effective defense attorney with over 20 years of experience helping clients in the Pittsburgh area keep their driver's licenses and get their criminal charges reduced or even dismissed. He specializes in DUI and Criminal Defense, and negotiating settlements to avoid trial.

Following a successful career in business, Mr. Fuchel attended the University of Pittsburgh Law School, in order to defend the rights of those who have been charged with criminal offenses. Attorney Fuchel has over 20 years of experience aggressively defending the rights of those who have been arrested and charged with committing a variety crimes, from shoplifting to DUI to murder. He is certified to defend capital crime (i.e., death penalty cases) within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
  3. Domestic Violence: 10%
  4. Identity Theft: 10%
  5. Credit Card Fraud: 10%



Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    I endorse Thomas. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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    Excellent and respected attorney. I fully endorse him.


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Contact info

Attorney At Law

1450 Tolma Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA, 15216


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Lawyers in pennsylvaniaThe Legal Network2016
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Top lawyers in PennsylvaniaThe Legal Network2015
Top lawyers in PennsylvaniaThe Legal Network2014
Top Lawyers in PennsylvaniaThe Legal Network2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ProfessorBeaver Valley Community College1995 - 1996
AttorneyBeaver County1994 - 1997
Public DefenderBeaver County Public Defenders Office1992 - 2011
Staff AttorneyNeighborhood Legal Services1991 - 1992
AttorneyThomas Kurt Fuchel, Sr., Attorney at Law1990 - 2014
Legal InternNeighborhood Legal Services Association1990 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
Allegheny County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1992 - Present
Beaver County Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard Member1997 - 2002
Public Defenders Association of PennsylvaniaBoard of Directors1996 - 2002
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Commonwealth v. GantNot Guilty
Commonwealth v. HollinsNot Guilty
Commonwealth v. HolzschuhGuilty
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pittsburgh School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Heidelberg CollegeMusicOther - Bachelors1974