Judge Mark S. Kouris was appointed to the Third District Court in April 2006 by Gov. Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. Judge Kouris serves Salt Lake, Summit, and Tooele counties. Judge Kouris received his law degree from the University of Utah in 1993. Prior to attending law school, Judge Kouris received a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Utah. He worked in upper management for Procter & Gamble before starting and managing a packaging and shipping company. After selling the company, Judge Kouris worked as an Assistant Utah Attorney General before serving as a Deputy District Attorney where he prosecuted gang felonies. Judge Kouris then joined the Utah Federal Defender's Office where he worked before being appointed to the bench. Judge Kouris is an adjunct professor at the University of Utah College of Law and at Salt Lake Community College. He has served on the Board of District Court Judges from 2011 to present. In addition, Judge Kouris is a Third District Drug Court judge serving in Tooele County from 2006 to 2008 and Salt Lake County from 2008 to present.