Indiana County Attorney Receives 'Everday Leader' Award

HARRISBURG (Sept. 12, 2006) — Indiana County attorney Thomas A. Kauffman has received an Everyday Leader Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA).

“Since the summer of last year, Tom has served as the juvenile defender and the guardian ad litem for area children in juvenile delinquency and juvenile dependency cases,” said PBA President Kenneth J. Horoho Jr., who presented the award to Kauffman. “Tom consistently demonstrates the highest standards of professional service to children and teenagers in great need of sound legal support.”

Kauffman is active with Indiana County Big Brothers and Big Sisters and is solicitor for the Indiana Free Library. He helps organize a variety of community and professional activities for the Indiana County Bar Association and served as the 2002-04 chair of the association’s Young Lawyers Division. Kauffman is a partner in the Indiana-based law firm of Tomb, Mack and Kauffman.

“The Everyday Leader Award is given to individuals who go above and beyond, sharing their time and talent to help and support others,” said Horoho. “These unsung heroes work hard each and every day performing good works, not for personal gain or recognition, but for the right reasons–to improve the places they call home and to better Pennsylvania’s legal system. Tom Kauffman is one of these ‘everyday leaders’ and is deserving of this award in gratitude for his contributions to Indiana County.”

Founded in 1895, the Pennsylvania Bar Association exists to promote justice, professional excellence and respect of the law; improve public understanding of the legal system; facilitate access to legal services; and serve the 29,000 lawyers who are members of the association.