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Nicholas George Gounaris

Nicholas George Gounaris

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense

About Me

Attorney Nicholas G. Gounaris is a founding partner at the law firm. As a skilled attorney, Mr. Gounaris has experience handling cases involving all forms of complex litigation. Mr. Gounaris has successfully tried cases in Municipal, State and Federal Courts. His law practice at the firm of Gounaris Abboud Co., LPA, was built by being a strong advocate for his clients. In the past he's acted in the capacity of prosecutor, magistrate and acting Judge. As such, Mr. Gounaris is able to understand legal issues from many different vantage points and that experience has proved invaluable in assisting his clients.

A "Gounaris" has been serving the Dayton and Miami Valley community for the past forty (40) years as Nick's father, George J. Gounaris, was not only an attorney in Dayton but also served as a Judge at the Dayton Municipal Court, the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas, General Division as well as the Probate Judge for Montgomery County.

In order to stay on top of new developments in the legal field, Mr. Gounaris has been involved as a member of many legal associations including the Dayton Bar Association, The Ohio State Bar Association, The American Bar Association The Miami Valley Trial Lawyers Association and The Federal Bar Association. Mr. Gounaris served two years as the President of the Federal Bar Association, Dayton Chapter. 

Mr. Gounaris regularly represents clients in Montgomery, Greene, Miami, Preble and Warren Counties as well as in the Federal Courts located in the Southern District of Ohio and throughout the United States. His clients have ranged from CEO's, Professional and Olympic Athletes, Teachers, Doctors, Members of Law Enforcement and People from all walks of life.

He provides clients of the firm with competent legal representation and focuses his law practice in the areas of DUI Defense, Criminal Defense, Family Law Issues, Federal Criminal Law and Personal Injury cases.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    20 years, 2 thousand cases



Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (120 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

48 total 

  • Travis Ashley Newton

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Travis Newton DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mr. Gounaris. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who gets great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first.


    Mark Clay Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Gounaris Abboud, LPA

130 West Second Street, Suite 2000
Dayton, OH, 45402




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Named to Ohio Super Lawyers 2012Super Lawyers2012
Named to Ohio Super Lawyers 2011Super Lawyers2011
Volunteer Lawyers Project RecognitionDayton Bar Association2009
Appointed Counsel AwardMontgomery County Court of Common Pleas1997

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Acting JudgeDayton Municipal Court2004 - 2008
Acting MagistrateDayton Municipal Court2002 - 2008
Acting MagistrateVandalia Municipal Court2002 - 2004
Substitute ProsecutorKettering Municipal Court2002 - 2002


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Federal Bar AssociationPresident - Dayton Chapter2004 - 2006
Dayton Bar Association - Congeniality CommitteeChair2002 - 2004
Greene County Bar AssociationMember1996 - 1998
Dayton Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Ohio Academy of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1995 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Michael Evans v USA Boxing and the United States Olympic CommitteeEvans reinstated to the United States Boxing team
State of Ohio v OlveraNot Guilty
State of Ohio v. Van R. WilsonOverturned Decision

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Publication NameTitleDate
GA PublicationsWhat to do If You're Pulled Over For A DUI2010
WHIOTV.comFacing a DUI? 4 Things You Need to Know2010


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Dayton School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Miami University of OhioPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1991

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
UDSL Fall 2012 OrientationWhat Can You Do with a JD?2012
Montgomery County DR LuncheonMarketing Strategies for Lawyers2011
Miami University FIJI'sKnowing Your Legal Rights2010
Miami University FIJI'sKnowing Your Legal Rights2009
Dui DefenseDUI Defense2009
Ringside At RotaryAthletes and the Law1999

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