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Thomas A. Kauffman

Criminal defense Attorney at Indiana, PA

4.9   27 reviews

also known as Kauffman & Billimoria, PLLC, Tom Kauffman

  • Licensed for 30 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1992
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Thomas

Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Representing individuals charged with Misdemeanors, Felonies, DUI cases, Drug cases, Controlled Substances; Possession, Possession with Intent to Deliver; Assault; Sex Offenses, Search Warrants; Probable Cause, ARD, PWV, Preliminary Hearings; Trials

    31 years, 2,500 cases

  2. Personal injury
    Assisted clients in recovering millions of dollars for individuals who have been hurt or injured in Car Accidents, Slip and Falls, Wrongful Death Claims; Truck Accidents; Motor Vehicle Accidents; Dog Bites; Aggressive and compassionate adversaries.

    31 years, 200 cases

  3. Wills and living wills
    Handle Estates, preparation of Wills, Living Wills, Powers of Attorney; estate planning; over 25 years experience handling estates and helping people with their end of life planning

    31 years, 500 cases

  4. Real estate
    Buying or selling property, a home, land? Call us. Over 25 years experience handing closings and transactions; let our experience and staff help you.

    31 years, 1,000 cases

  5. Medical malpractice
    Handle medical malpractice cases; Indiana, Armstrong, Westmoreland, Jefferson, and Allegheny Counties.

    31 years, 25 cases

Tom is an Indiana County native.  Graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and the Widener University Commonwealth Law School.  Former judical law clerk for the Commonwealth Court and the Indiana County Court of Common Pleas.  Started private practice in 1993.  Our firm handles personal injury law, criminal defense, business law, Wills & Estates, and with the association of Attorney Billimoria in 2017, now routinely handles divorce, custody and immigration cases.  We specialize in litigation and complex legal matters.

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Kauffman & Billimoria, PLLC
52 S 9th St
Indiana, PA, 157012664


4.9 / 5.0
  27 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Great Lawyer That Truly Cares
I learned I was being investigated for a felony. I reached out to Tom after seeing his reviews online. He was quick to consult with me. He would meet with me and my family after work hours in his office building. He was quick to respond to my questions and emails. He has decades of experience of working in Indiana and knew the law enforcement I would be dealing with. This helped with the plan he made for me during the investigation phase. With his help, the case was closed during the investigation phase with no further charges or action taken.
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Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
A highly effective advocate to have on your side
Mr. Kauffman recently represented my daughter at a preliminary hearing. She had been charged with possession. Mr. Kauffman served brilliantly in that capacity, revealing flaws in the case against her. She did have to plead guilty to a much lesser charge, but justice was served and the case went no further. I highly recommend this lawyer. We simply cannot imagine that we would ever have found a more effective advocate to have had on our side.
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Response from Thomas Kauffman June 13, 2022
Very happy to have helped. Thank you for the review.
Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The absolute best attorney in Indiana pa
Tom was very very helpful! Guided our family through every process and answered all questions. We were never rushed in meetings with Tom. I would recommend him to anybody that needs an attorney for any purpose!
Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful attorney
I was faced with a situation that could have been devastating to my future. Tom was very helpful in easing my worries and keeping me updated throughout the entire process. I am very happy with the results and high recommend Tom for any urgent legal matter.
Posted by Robert | August 7, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great guy & even better lawyer
Great lawyers and staff, attorney Tom wad a great lawyer and a really nice guy all around. He went above and beyond for me and my family, we couldn't of asked him for more. Very fair and knowledgeable and didn't try and charge an arm and a leg to help someone out. If you or anyone in your family is in need of legal help don't think twice give this law office a call. 10/10
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Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2020
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Highly Recommended
Recently I was faced with a situation in which I needed somebody experienced, knowledgeable, and personable. Tom exceeded all expectations in all of those categories. He always had an answer, a plan, and was ready to help in anyway that he could. I never felt for a second that Tom wasn’t giving this situation his full attention and effort along with feeling comfortable that his experience and knowledge were leading to all of the right decisions being made moving forward. I highly recommend Tom for any of the situations that you may be faced with that are listed under his strengths shown in this profile. Couldn’t be any happier.
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Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2020
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Absolutely incredible
I reached out to tom ASAP for something very serious. During my first consultation Tom already had a plan for me and told me what I needed to do. I hired Him after this for thinking of solutions that I would have never imagined. After 2 weeks he took care of it. He called me 1-2 times a week to give me updates. I went into his office for face to face contact also. He explains everything in detail. Writes down your questions to get the answers you want. I highly recommend Tom and his team.
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Posted by Tyler | January 9, 2020
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Highly recommend Tom Kauffman You will not be disappointed!
Tom Kaufman was very very very good and met all my expectations also is reasonable and kind! The main thing that caught my eye was hes honest hes a man of his word and will definitely be my first call if I ever need another lawyer no if ands or buts!
Posted by anonymous | September 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Permanent Resident Card
Before getting married my wife and I started looking into the green card process. Initially, we felt overwhelmed at the sheer volume of paperwork required, and the high risk if our application were to be rejected. We reached out to Thomas Kauffman Law Offices after recommendation from a friend. Immediately, we were put in touch with Mr. Billimoria, their immigration specialist. Throughout the entire process Mr. Billimoria was exceptionally prepared, polite, friendly, and approachable. He even attended our interview, which went off without a hitch. Without his help I doubt that my wife and I would have had such a flawlessly smooth and successful process. We highly recommend Thomas Kauffman Law Offices and Mr. Billimoria to anyone seeking help with immigration issues.
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Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2019
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Wonderful Service!
Tom exceeded my expectations. I couldn't be more happy with the service he provided myself and my fiancé in a difficult time. He was attentive, informative, kind and understanding. He was able to resolve our problem much sooner than what I had ever hoped. I will definitely be back if I ever need a lawyer again.
Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
When starting our legal issues, we knew we needed a lawyer who was going to be able to stand in court and in public and help defend our son. When beginning the process of finding a lawyer we called several, and instantly knew that Tom Kaufman and Zubin Billimoria were the right lawyers for us. Right away they put us at ease, even in a trying situation. We live a good distance away from Indiana County, and they made it work for all involved. We came to town a few days after hiring them, and met with that afternoon. They put us at ease, and were great communicators, both on phone and email. They got all the facts from us, and immediately went to work, collecting more information from the other parties involved. They are pillars in their community, and are known within the judicial system of Indiana County. Together, Tom and Zubin are a fantastic pair. They knew how to best handle a situation, and how to work together to create the best situation out of a difficult position. Tom and Zubin worked effortlessly to better the situation, and they did. They successfully pulled us out of a dark and trying time, and allowed a new lease on life.
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Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2018
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public intoxication
I received a public intoxication charge and scheduled my court hearing in hopes to minimize it. I had a consult with Mr. Kauffman and felt confident in hiring him to represent me in court. We were successful in minimizing the charge to a disorderly conduct, which is better than a drug or alcohol related citation. Mr. Kauffman was very personable and easy to work with through the entire process and often put me at ease in this extremely stressful time! I would 100% recommend seeking services from him if anyone is in need of a lawyer!
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Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2018
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The Best!
OUTSTANDING! From the initial consultation Tom was open and forthright about my case. He was very prompt at answering my questions or concerns that I had during the course of my case. In the end Tom got the case dropped to a lesser charge. Could not have asked for a better out come. Also i can not recommend highly enough from the way I was treated through my case OUTSTANDING! Thank you Mr. Kauffman My family and I can't thank you enough OUTSTANDING!
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Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2018
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Gave our son a second chance in life
We are so grateful for Tom Kauffman and all the hard work he did to give our son a second chance in life. Our son received a DUI while at school in Pennsylvania. We were nervous and naive and Tom took the time to explain the entire process and answered all our questions. He was efficient and professional, while being genuine and caring. Our son learned a valuable lesson in life, and Tom Kauffman was able to give him a second chance and not have that one wrong decision, ruin his opportunities in life. We would highly recommend Tom Kauffman.
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Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2018
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Happy Client
We were from out of town and knew no one. We found ourselves in a critical situation that required a criminal defense lawyer. We reached out to Tom Kauffman and he immediately put at us at ease. He described possible outcomes without sugar coating. We left his office optimistic and confident that we had made the right decision to work with Tom. The outcome was positive and we can't thank him enough for his valued advice and service! We have great respect for Tom Kauffman and his associate, Zubin.
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Posted by Mike | May 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
From the first time I talked to Tom I knew I wanted him to represent me. I was facing some very serious charges and Tom let me know up front what kind of prison time I was facing, what type of approach we were going to take with the case and just talking with him calmed me down. I am glad to say that things turned out excellent for me. I would not recommend anybody but Tom to represent you.
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Posted by Doug | May 23, 2018
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Absolutely Outstanding
Wonderful,great, people to work with they make you feel right at home and answer any and every question you could have to best of thier ability and work very hard for you to what your entitled by the law overall great experience and awesome lawyers and staff!!!!!!!
Posted by David | March 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I was arrested for a third DUI at the highest tier within ten years. I consulted with Mr. Kauffman and eventually retained him. I was facing a state prison sentence with a minimum of one year. Mr. Kauffman reviewed my case and established my defense. He was up to date with the current DUI laws and was able to get my DUI lowered to the general impairment level. The District Attorney wanted to charge me with a high tier DUI, which I agreed to, but Mr. Kauffman did not see that as fair and fought for me and my rights. I was also charged with six summary offenses that were all dropped in the plea agreement, and was sentenced to 20 days house arrest with NO jail time. Mr. Kauffman was very professional and personable! Anytime I had questions, he was there to answer them for me. He was always available to me and would promptly return my calls. In my eyes he went above and beyond what any lawyer would do for his clients. I would give him the highest recommendation for anyone facing criminal charges. I couldn't be happier with the outcome of my case and know that he would give the utmost attention to all his clients. He also worked out a reasonable payment plan that made it financially easier for me. I again thank Mr. Kauffman for his expertise in these types of cases and he would be my first call if his services were ever needed again.
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Posted by Casandra | March 9, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
He made a difficult situation feel very comfortable and I felt right at home in this office. Straight forward, gets what is best for client no matter what, everything a great lawyer should be
Posted by sam | March 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I had an accident with my motorcycle and I am a commercial driver. Attorney Kauffman was very helpful in getting my case to a verdict that kept my job in tact. He and his office made sure I understood everything as it was happening and that I was okay with the results. He made a very intense situation less stressful for me. I would recommend Attorney Kauffman.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Thomas A. Kauffman Law Offices
  • 1993 - Present
  • Law Law Clerk
  • The Court of Common Pleans
  • 1992 - 1992
  • Law Clerk
  • The Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania
  • 1991 - 1991


  • Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg PA
  • J.D.
  • 1992
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • B.A.
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • Commwealth v. Wheeler
  • Not guilty all counts - total acquittal


  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Everyday Leader Award
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • 2006
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  • Thomas A. Kauffman Law Offices facebook page
  • Resolutions
  • 2018
  • Thomas A. Kauffman Law Offices facebook page
  • Holiday Warning
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • PBI Criminal Law Update
  • Ethics In Criminal Law
  • 2019
  • 2018 Criminal Law Symposium
  • Ethics and the Opioid Crisis
  • 2018
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute Criminal Law Symposium
  • An Update on Ethics in Criminal Cases
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Tom and I met working on opposite sides of an extremely challenging case. Tom impressed me with his preparation and attention to detail. It was clear he gives his clients a superior level of service. He is compassionate and agreeable, yet fights hard for their rights."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Indiana Criminal defense Lawyer Thomas A. Kauffman
Thomas A. Kauffman
Criminal defense Attorney
Indiana, PA
Licensed for 30 years
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