Zerrin Güngör was born in Kırşehir on March 20, 1955. She studied at Kırşehir High School and graduated from Ankara Academy of Economics and Commercial Sciences in 1976. She assumed the office of Rapporteur at the Tax Appeals Commission of the Ministry of Finance and then Member at the Ankara and Bolu Tax Courts. She was appointed as Rapporteur Judge on June 5, 1985 and Prosecutor on October 15, 1999 to the Turkish Council of State. Mrs. Güngör who was elected as the Member on June 12, 2008 and as the President of the Council of State on July 18, 2013 is married, has two children.