We are excited to announce that our founding partner, Attorney Nicholas G. Gounaris, has been selected to the 2019 Super Lawyers® list in the state of Ohio. Super Lawyers® is a reputable third-party attorney rating organization. Inclusion in the Super Lawyers® list is very limited, and only about 5% of attorneys in each state are chosen. About the Super Lawyers® Selection Process The Super Lawyers® organization uses a rigorous selection process to identify the most successful and respected attorneys in particular legal fields. The process involves 4 steps. Candidates are not allowed to campaign or solicit nominations. The 4-step process for selection in the Super Lawyers® list involves: Nomination Independent research Peer evaluation Final selection Candidates may be nominated by peers, third-party feedback, managing partner surveys, or members of the Super Lawyers® research team. Once nominated, candidates will be evaluated on 12 factors. These include verdicts and settlements, bar and professional activity, years of experience, position within the law firm, honors and awards, education and employment background, representative clients, pro bono and community work, transactions, scholarly lectures and writings, special certifications and licenses, and other outstanding achievements. Only attorneys who display the highest level of professional excellence, client satisfaction, successful case results, and high ethical standards will be considered for the next step in the process – peer evaluation. During this phase, Blue Ribbon Panel members will evaluate the candidates in their primary practice areas. Once the peer-review process is complete, those with the highest number of points will be selected for the final list. Our founder has been recognized by the Super Lawyers® organization for his extensive experience, unwavering commitment to high ethical standards, and success in the courtroom. He is an aggressive and compassionate attorney who fights for the best interests of his clients. We are proud of his accomplishments and are honored to work alongside such as respected and successful attorney. Gounaris & Abboud, LPA provides efficient representation to clients facing personal injury, criminal law, and family law cases. Whatever your situation, our Dayton criminal defense attorneys will discuss your options and guide you through the process. To discuss your case with our attorneys, or to request a free consultation, contact our firm today or call us at 937-222-1515.

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Gouaris Abboud, LPA is proud to announce the selection of founding partner Tony Abboud to the 2019 Super Lawyers® in Ohio list. Each year, lawyers nominate their peers for this prestigious recognition; the final published list represents no more than 5% of the lawyers in the state. Candidates must then pass a rigorous selection process of evaluations based on indicators such as professional achievement in order to be included. About Super Lawyers Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters company, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from over 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Top attorneys are selected using a patented multiphase selection process that combines peer nominations and evaluations with independent research. All attorneys selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers, regardless of year, can be found on SuperLawyers.com. About Tony Abboud Antony “Tony” Abboud is a partner and one of the founders of Gounaris Abboud, LPA. Mr. Abboud earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Studies with a minor in Political Science from the University of Dayton. He completed his Juris Doctor from the University Of Dayton School Of Law and went on to pursue a successful law career as one of the Miami Valley’s premier and criminal defense attorneys before joining our firm. Mr. Abboud has been voted to the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ list consecutively from 2011 to 2014 and has been selected to Super Lawyers® from 2015 to 2019. In 2012, Mr. Abboud was given a 10.0 “Superb” rating by Avvo, which is an attorney rating website recognized around the nation. The National Association Trial Lawyers also named Mr. Abboud to the list of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Contact Gouaris Abboud, LPA Today Do you need high-quality representation in a criminal defense or family law matter? At Gouaris Abboud, LPA, our Dayton lawyers have over 50 years of collective experience and can provide you with the individualized representation you deserve, whether you have been arrested for drinking and driving or you have a child custody issue to iron out. We can work hard for you to obtain the best outcome possible and to minimize the stress of navigating the legal system. Call 937-222-1515 or contact us online to schedule a free case evaluation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Before he was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison, Daniel “El Chapo Jr.” Jones was labeled a danger to society by both the judge and prosecutor. Jones was sentenced to prison and 100 hours of community service or job training by U.S. District Judge Walter Rice on January 4, 2018. Rice said Jones’ sentence would be served consecutively to any sentences given in pending cases in Vinton and Butler counties. So far, Jones has been incarcerated for 21 months. At the sentencing, Jones’s defense attorney, Nicholas Gounaris, asked Judge Rice to consider his client’s upbringing.  As a child, Jones’ father killed his mother and the only other male role models he had taught him the drug trade. Standing before more than a dozen of Jones’ supporter, Gounaris said, “He can be saved. He is redeemable.” Rice stated that he believes Jones’ sincerity about changing his life, but that the he “totally lacks tools and ability to carry those promises into reality.” Before his sentencing at Dayton’s U.S. District Court, Jones told Judge Rice that he took full responsibility for his actions and apologized to his friends and family, many of whom wrote letters of support on his behalf.  Jones also said he’d like to be around to help raise his infant daughter. In a letter written to rice, Jones stated, “I’m not glorifying or excusing my behavior. But I don’t need a decade or two to realize what I did was horribly wrong.” The calculation for Jones’ non-binding advisory sentencing was from 15 years to 8 months, and 19 years to 7 months. The statutory maximum for the drug conviction was 20 years and a $1 million fine, while the penalty for the weapons charge was 10 years and a $250,000 fine. Are you in need of an experienced criminal defense attorney? Contact our Dayton team of criminal defense attorneys to schedule your free case evaluation today. 

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Gouaris Abboud, LPA is thrilled to announce our very own Attorney Nick Gounaris has been selected to the Top 50: 2013 Cincinnati Super Lawyers® List! This exciting accomplishment showcases Attorney Gounaris’ sincere dedication to his clients’ success, as well as his commitment to excellence. For the past 8 years, he has shown an incredibly inspirational level of success leading to his selections to these lists. Our team at Gouaris Abboud, LPA is thrilled to work alongside someone with such talent, integrity, and triumph in the legal realm. The Super Lawyers® organization selects less than 5% of participating attorneys to its annual list, and then selects the top 50 in the field to be awarded, according to geographical location. Measuring over 70 practice areas, candidates are first nominated before being evaluated over 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only when an attorney has survived and surpassed the requirements of this multiphase process is he or she considered worthy enough to be given the Super Lawyers® honor. It comes as no surprise Attorney Gounaris has been awarded in this manner, and we look forward to seeing his successes for years to come. Contact Our Trusted Dayton Criminal Defense Lawyers Today If you or a loved one has been accused or charged with a crime, you are well-aware of the consequences awaiting you if you don’t enlist the advocacy of an experienced or skilled Dayton criminal defense attorney. When you have our firm, Gouaris Abboud, LPA, on your side, you can rest assured we will go above and beyond to give you what you deserve: trusted and comprehensive legal counsel, care, and representation. Allow us to fight for you today. To reach our firm, contact us by calling 937-222-1515.

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Gounaris Abboud, LPA is proud to announce the inclusion of its founding partners, Attorneys Tony Abboud and Nick Gounaris, to the 2016 Ohio Super Lawyers® list! This great distinction is reserved for only 5% of attorneys in each state and is awarded in recognition of a lawyer’s unparalleled advocacy and client satisfaction. This marks the second year in a row that Attorneys Abboud and Gounaris have been recognized with this distinction. Requirements for Super Lawyers® Recognition In order to be considered by Super Lawyers®, an attorney must demonstrate the highest level of professionalism and excellence in their field and pass through an extensive vetting procedure. Nominated lawyers must pass each step of the qualification process, with only the most highly esteemed and accomplished attorneys being approved. Attorneys are evaluated on the following characteristics: Track record of success Legal experience Published works Education and employment history Standing amongst peers Client testimonials Community involvement Each of these attributes is given a different point value by both an independent review board and by fellow attorneys in within the legal community. Those with the highest point values are included on the Super Lawyers® list, with different categories based on state and practice area. This honor further proves our firm’s unmatched commitment to providing our clients with premier legal representation – no matter the size nor complexity of the case at hand. We are proud to have Attorneys Abboud and Gounaris within our ranks and look forward to their future contributions to our firm’s success. If you are in need of award-winning legal assistance, our top-rated Dayton lawyers can help you get tackle your legal struggles head-on and fight for a positive outcome on your behalf. To find out how we can help, call 937-222-1515 or request a free consultation today!

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Gounaris Abboud, LPA is excited to announce that former Federal Special Agent Tom Buchenroth has joined our team as an in-house investigator. Our firm has always had an intense focus on gathering the most evidence to support or defend our clients. With Mr. Buchenroth’s assistance, we will be even better and more efficient at this task, pushing us further ahead of the competition and giving you even stronger representation than ever before. Special Agent Tom Buchenroth worked closely with federal prosecutors and other officials for the FBI and DEA for years. In fact, he personally has more than 25 years of experience investigating a variety of criminal cases, including, but not limited to: Drug crimes Drug conspiracy cases Money laundering charges Unlawful gun charges Tax Charges White Collar Crimes His experience provides our clients with an impressive insight to the legal process from the first step to the last. Our new specialist will be of great assistance to our clients by applying his unique talents to any number of tasks, such as: In-depth key witness interviews Comprehensive trial preparations Thorough evidence analysis and evaluation Material and document discovery Mr. Tom Buchenroth is truly a tremendous asset to our law firm and we are so appreciative of his talents. We cannot express enough how proud we are to have partnered with him. If you are facing charges or have been arrested, contact a Dayton criminal defense attorney at Gounaris Abboud, LPA today and ask how we, and Mr. Buchenroth, can help you. We do offer free, initial consultations to those inquiring.

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Gounaris Abboud, LPA is thrilled to announce the inclusion of our firm’s partners, Attorneys Nicholas G. Gounaris, Jeremiah Denslow, and Antony Abboud, in the 2015 Super Lawyers® list for Criminal Defense. In order to be recognized by Super Lawyers®, an attorney must illustrate exemplary skill in the courtroom and have their efforts lauded by their peers. With over 13 million people nationwide reached by the Super Lawyers® lists and various publications, our firm is proud of our partners who are recognized for their hard work. Super Lawyers® Qualifications Super Lawyers® is a rating service that highlights attorneys from 70 areas of legal practice that have reached both a high level of professional achievement and peer recognition. An attorney must pass each step of the qualification process before being included on a Super Lawyers® list. Lawyers are selected by being nominated by their peers or independently selected by a research team. Less than 5% of all attorneys in each state are selected for honors. In order to be included on a Super Lawyers® list, an attorney will be evaluated upon their: Trial settlements and outcomes Legal experience Honors and awards Education and employment background Lectures and writings Licenses and certifications Position in law firm Professional activities Representative clients Community service work Each of these factors are first weighed and evaluated by an independent review board. Attorneys who receive the highest point values will be asked to rate other lawyers in their field. Depending on the firm size, the highest ratings from both the independent review and peer rating will be used to create a Super Lawyers® list. All of the founding partners of the firm have consistently received high accolades in the legal community for their skill in the courtroom. Longtime residents of Ohio, Attorneys Gounaris, Denslow, and Abboud have experience as criminal prosecutors, bringing their knowledge of how the court punishes crimes to those they defend. In addition, all remain deeply involved with the Ohio legal community, staying up to date on important legal trends and information. Have you been charged with a crime? You deserve criminal defense attorneys who know how to prove your innocence and protect your freedom! Call Gounaris Denslow Abboud Co. LPA for a free case evaluation right away.

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At Gounaris Abboud, LPA, our team is constantly striving for excellence in everything we do. This is done primarily for the sake of our clients because we believe they deserve the best we have to offer. Recently, our pursuit of excellence in the field of law was recognized by one of the most prestigious associations in the legal realm. Firm partner Antony Abboud, who was already counted among The National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 members, has been awarded with membership into the organizations Top 40 Under 40 list. This honor is awarded only to the most reputable young attorneys in their respective states or regions. In order to qualify for nomination, eligible attorneys must already be counted among NTLA’s Top 100. The organization’s Top 100 list includes legal professionals who demonstrate the following traits: A high reputation among peers in the legal field as well as the judiciary and the public community A broad range of achievements in both settlements and verdicts as a trial attorney Board certification as a trial lawyer Nominations from leading trial attorneys, current members of NTLA’s Top 100 and members of the Executive Committee Active participation in other national or state trial lawyers associations as a member or leader Notable rankings and ratings by leading national evaluation organizations Attorney Antony Abboud was counted among the Top 100 of The National Trial Lawyers because of his qualifications in his area law. As a young attorney in his field, he was nominated by other Top 100 members for inclusion in NTLA’s Top 40 Under 40 list, which recognizes young leaders in law and encourages them to preserve the integrity of the legal field by continuing to strive for excellence in their respective areas of practice. As a firm, we are proud to announce that Antony’s active leadership, reputation, influence, position and achievements made him a prime candidate for membership in this prestigious group of legal professionals. As an existing member of this section in NTLA’s Top 100, Tony’s membership will be reviewed each year to confirm his continued eligibility and we are confident in the fact that he will maintain his position and title as long as he qualifies for it. Gounaris Abboud, LPA takes pride in our partner’s achievements because it further illustrates our mission as a firm: to provide our clients with excellent service and favorable results in whatever legal conflict they find themselves facing. We will continue to strive towards providing our community with the best we have to offer in our respective fields of law because of our deep regard for the people we seek to serve.

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T.M. is a 25-year-old male with no prior criminal history. On or about January 9, 2014, he was stopped and arrested for possession of heroin. In Ohio, a possession of heroin charge is a felony of the fifth degree, which is punishable up to 12 months imprisonment and a $2,500 fine if convicted. On behalf of T.M, Attorney Antony Abboud filed a Motion for Intervention in Lieu (ILC), pursuant to the Ohio Revised Code Section 2951.041. T.M was given a mandated drug assessment by the courts, who ultimately decided that he was a good candidate for ILC. On April 1, T.M was granted ILC and all proceedings in his case were ordered stayed. Once T.M successfully completes the standard court drug program, all of his charges related to the possession of heroin, including his arrest record, will get expunged and sealed from his record. If you have been charged with a similar offense, get in touch with our firm.

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D.H. was under the supervision of the Ohio Adult Parole Authority after serving three years in a state penitentiary for a conviction of Aggravated Robbery. On or about March 25, 2014, D.H. was charged with a parole violation on the basis that he possessed a firearm. If he was found to be in violation of his parole, D.H. could have served a sanction of up to 270 days of incarceration. On March 13, 2014, D.H. was in a vehicle that was pulled over by police officers who searched the vehicle and found a loaded firearm. D.H. was not allowed to be around firearms. As a result, D.H. was immediately arrested and was given a parole violation sanction and was transported to the Correction Reception Center in Orient, Ohio, where he awaited his hearing. D.H. hired Attorney Antony Abboud who attended his parole violation hearing at the Correction Reception Center on April 8, 2014. Attorney Abboud was able to convince the hearing officer that D.H. did not commit a violation because he did not have knowledge that there was a firearm in the vehicle. As a result, he was found not guilty of the violation and was released from prison.

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