George S. Kounoupis

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Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Bethlehem, PA

Hahalis & Kounoupis, P.C.
 | 20 East Broad Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018
Phone: 610-865-2608
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006, 2011 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (50%),
  • International (50%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Greek
Attorney Profile

A co-founder of Hahalis & Kounoupis, A Professional Corporation, George S. Kounoupis provides high-level legal representation to his clients in Bethlehem, Allentown and Easton, Pennsylvania. He focuses his practice primarily on employment law matters, assisting private and public employees in cases involving wrongful termination, Family and Medical Leave Act disputes, whistleblower retaliation, fraud and misrepresentation, employment contracts, severance agreements, and workplace discrimination and harassment. Mr. Kounoupis also handles cases involving shareholder and partner disputes.

In 1984, Mr. Kounoupis received a Bachelor of Arts with high honors in economics and international relations from Lehigh University. He then attended the Temple University Beasley School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1987, graduating in the top 12 percent of his class. Mr. Kounoupis then headed to Greece, where he studied at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens School of Law and earned his degree in 1989.

Recognized as one of the premier employment law attorneys in the state, Mr. Kounoupis has taken more than 1,000 cases to verdict. His successes in the courtroom have been recognized by his peers, as attested to by his selection to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100. Mr. Kounoupis has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo, and he is a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society.

Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Mr. Kounoupis is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is additionally admitted to practice before the United States Court of International Trade.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment Litigation (50%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer

International (50%)

Focus Areas

Employment Litigation: Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer


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Super Lawyers: 2006, 2011 - 2017

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About George Kounoupis

Admitted: 1987, Pennsylvania

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Honors and Awards:

  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, 2008
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Super Lawyer, Philadelphia Magazine
  • Who's who in Business and Insurance Counsel
  • Outstanding Young Men of America, 1987
  • Top Lawyers in America
  • Who's Who Among Practicing Attorneys

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Dual Certificates from the Trial Lawyers College

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Honorary Member, Litigation Counsel of America's International Law Committee
  • Member, EEOC's Attorney Referral List
  • Member, Society for Human Resource Professionals
  • Founding Member, Bar Association for the Third Federal Circuit
  • Co-Chairs, Northampton County Bar Association Employment Law Committee
  • American Bar Association, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Sub-Committee, Co-Chair
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, National Origin Discrimination Committee, Co-Chair
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of International Trade
  • Federal Court for the District of New Jersey
  • 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Section Author, BNA, International Labor Law Treatise
  • Contributing Author, Temple Law Review "A Summary of Pennsylvania Law of Legal Malpractice"

Educational Background:

  • Lehigh University, B.A., High Honors, High Departmental Honors, 1984
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Office Location for George S. Kounoupis

20 East Broad Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018

Phone: 610-865-2608


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