An Ally And Advocate Across Indiana
I am attorney Thomas J. Gaunt Attorney at Law, and I am proud to be a long-term resident of the Indianapolis area. I earned my Juris Doctor from the University of Toledo, distinguishing myself as a recipient of an American Jurisprudence Award for excellence in a specific subject matter. Since my admission to the bar in 1996, I have been a civil and criminal litigator in both state and federal courts and have extensive bench and jury trial experience as lead counsel. This experience has included trials and successful settlements for serious personal injury, wrongful death, family law, and civil and criminal cases in over half of the counties in Indiana.
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The strength and clarity I bring to your legal issues come from more than just my education or my litigation history: they are products of my welcoming, friendly, personality and deep commitment to my practice. I build an open, honest, professional relationship with each of my clients, and I won’t do anything unethical. I am truthful and will personally and thoroughly evaluate every detail of your case. Through clear and frequent communication with you, I can develop a strategic plan that helps you understand your options and aligns with your goals.
Striving to get you freedom and justice is my passion. I know your case is more than just a court document – it’s your well-being, your future, and your life. Guided by the highest ethical standards, I am dedicated to helping you get the resolution you need.
A Proven Record Of Positive Results
I have participated as lead counsel in some 15 jury trials and in numerous bench trials, and have been on the litigation team of many more over the last three decades. Nothing is more gratifying than my experience winning favorable verdicts at trial for my clients. As lead counsel, I won my first trial in federal court on my first day before the bar in June 1996, alongside another lawyer who was assisting me in this fraud case.
- Successful negotiation of a federal class action settlement on behalf of well over 100 class members
- Favorable jury verdicts against a leading national bank and against one of the country’s largest car rental companies
- Positive settlements and court victories in hundreds of cases across more than half of Indiana’s 92 counties, including in city and state courts and before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
- Favorable rulings and dismissals with prejudice for defendant clients in a variety of county prosecutions
Among my most meaningful accomplishments, however, are the positive outcomes I have achieved for my clients navigating child custody, paternity and divorce cases. I take deep satisfaction from helping parents get or keep access to their children and from enabling families to move into their new futures with confidence.
Put Your Trust In Skilled, Seasoned Counsel
As a negotiator and litigator, I know how to pursue your goals through both settlement and court proceedings. Arguing a matter before a jury or bench is a demanding, complex and nuanced task – but it is also profoundly rewarding and invigorating. I have a deep appreciation for jury trials and am very honored and privileged to have served as lead council for some 15 jury trials in my career. I have the energy and acumen to carry your case through trial and to strive for high-quality, effective solutions to your legal problems.