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Thomas J. Gaunt


Practice Areas:

  • Criminal Litigation
  • Family Law
  • Civil Lawsuits
  • Estate/Miscellaneous

Current Employment Position

  • Thomas J. Gaunt, Attorney at Law


Attorney Gaunt is a long-term resident of the Indianapolis area. He earned his J.D. from the University of Toledo, distinguishing himself as a recipient of an American Jurisprudence Award for excellence in a specific subject matter. Since admission to the bar in 1996, Gaunt has been a civil and criminal litigator in both State and Federal Courts and has extensive bench and jury trial experience as lead counsel.

He approaches every case as if it is the most important matter in a client's life, because most of the time, it is.

As counsel for a class action suit, he successfully negotiated a Federal Court class settlement on behalf of well over one hundred class members.
He has served as lead trial counsel on many hundreds of cases, across nearly half the counties in Indiana. Many of these cases ended without a trial through successfully negotiated compromises. Those which did go to trial include a number of successes, including verdicts in city, state, and the United States District Court (Southern District).
He has received favorable trial pronouncements against a leading bank and against one of the larger national car rental companies.

Deeply satisfying for Mr. Gaunt, he has enjoyed a pattern of helping clients win to gain or contest custody of their children in a number of cases across many court jurisdictions in both paternity and divorce litigation.

Attorney Gaunt has won favorable verdicts and outcomes, including dismissals with prejudice, in many county prosecutions across the state.

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1996


  • University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, Ohio
    • J.D.
  • Indiana University, Bloomington , Indiana
    • B.A.

Classes & Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor, Vocational College

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Beta Theta Pi

Representative Cases

  • Lawyers (6)
  • Medical Physicians (4)
  • NFL Coaches (2)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Indiana Better Business Bureau, 2019 to Present
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, 2020 to Present