Thomas Trbovich of Trbovich Law Firm - expert DWI and criminal defense attorney in Western New YorkThe Turbo Team | Trbovich Law Firm

Experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys in Western New York

Phone: 716-222-2222

Fax: 716-929-0001

Tom is an excellent attorney who went above and beyond with my case. He did not rush it through the system, but rather took the time to explore a number of options to get to the absolute best possible conclusion for my situation. In addition, he showed true compassion towards me when he knew that this was an extremely stressful time in my life. He spent time “painting the picture” to the judge and DA of who I really am as a person outside of the courtroom and outside of my given situation. I felt comfortable with Tom through the entire process, and while I hope I will never need him again on a professional level, I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone needing an experienced, well-connected, and knowledgeable attorney.

Practice Areas

  • Criminal
  • Felonies
  • Misdemeanors
  • Traffic Violations


Thomas Trbovich has a history of recognition for outstanding legal service dating back to when he served as an assistant district attorney. His office receives many referrals from satisfied clients and other attorneys. Criminal defense attorneys have asked Mr. Trbovich’s firm to take over complicated criminal cases that they were uncomfortable handling. In fact, Mr. Trbovich has been the “must have attorney” other attorneys have trusted to handle their own personal matters.

Mr. Trbovich has tried as well as negotiated thousands of criminal cases. He is an experienced attorney dealing with traffic tickets and criminal defense, as well as arguing DWI issues before the New York Appellate Division. Additionally, he is police-trained on DWI breath test and DWI arrest methods.

Recognized by Business First and Buffalo Law Journal in the Who’s Who in Law for 2007, Thomas Trbovich was included as one of five percent of attorneys selected by his peers, other attorneys, and judges in the eight counties of Western New York. This honor, combined with his proven track record of success, further adds to Mr. Trbovich’s growing reputation as one of the best lawyers in the region for criminal defense.

Mr. Trbovich graduated in 1988 with his B.S. from Skidmore College. He graduated in 1990 from the State University of New York at Buffalo, receiving his M.S. in Economics. He has also obtained his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, in 1997 from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Admitted to the New York Bar in 1997 and federal court in 2002, Mr. Trbovich has established more than ten years of proven experience. He has focused his practice areas to DUI/DWI, criminal defense and traffic violations. Mr. Trbovich handles misdemeanors, felonies, and appeals. Many of the cases involve complicated issues such as illegal stops, suppression of blood alcohol tests, re-opening of prior convictions, permanent revocation of licenses and violations of probation, etc.


New York, 1997


Bachelor of Science, Skidmore College, 1988

Master of Science in Economics, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1990

Juris Doctorate cum laude, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1997