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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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Named to Ohio Super Lawyers 2012||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Named to Ohio Super Lawyers 2011||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Volunteer Lawyers Project Recognition||Dayton Bar Association||2009|
|Appointed Counsel Award||Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas||1997|
|Acting Judge||Dayton Municipal Court||2004 - 2008|
|Acting Magistrate||Dayton Municipal Court||2002 - 2008|
|Acting Magistrate||Vandalia Municipal Court||2002 - 2004|
|Substitute Prosecutor||Kettering Municipal Court||2002 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Dayton Bar Association||Member||1995 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association||Member||1995 - Present|
|Ohio Academy of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||1995 - Present|
|Ohio State Bar Association||Member||1995 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1995 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association||President - Dayton Chapter||2004 - 2006|
|Dayton Bar Association - Congeniality Committee||Chair||2002 - 2004|
|Greene County Bar Association||Member||1996 - 1998|
|State of Ohio v. Van R. Wilson||Overturned Decision|
|Cikraki v. Vickers et. al||Case Dismissed|
|State of Ohio v Olvera||Not Guilty|
|See all legal cases|
|GA Firm.com Publications||What to do If You're Pulled Over For A DUI||2010|
|WHIOTV.com||Facing a DUI? 4 Things You Need to Know||2010|
|University of Dayton School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|Miami University of Ohio||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1991|
|UDSL Fall 2012 Orientation||What Can You Do with a JD?||2012|
|Montgomery County DR Luncheon||Marketing Strategies for Lawyers||2011|
|Miami University FIJI's||Knowing Your Legal Rights||2010|
|Miami University FIJI's||Knowing Your Legal Rights||2009|
|Dui Defense||DUI Defense||2009|
|Ringside At Rotary||Athletes and the Law||1999|