Cynthia Counts, a partner at Duane Morris LLP in Atlanta, has been included as a notable practitioner in the general commercial litigation category for Chambers USA 2017, an editorially driven ranking of the the world's best lawyers. Chambers, based in London, has a staff of more than 170 editorial researchers and has been ranking lawyers in different practice areas since 1990. Its directories are widely regarded as the most independent evaluations of attorneys and the respect they have garnered from clients and among their peers.
Cynthia Counts has been named as one of Georgia's 'Super Lawyers' in the 2017 list published annually by Thomson Reuters. She has been included as a Georgia Super Lawyer since 2014.
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Ms. Counts' practice area specialties include First Amendment law, libel, slander, defamation, media and advertising, and intellectual property matters.
Cynthia Counts has been invited to participate in a group of top women entrepreneurs as one of Atlanta's Women of Power and Influence in The Atlantan magazine's special promotion section.
The Georgia Department of Revenue has revised its rules for personalized license plates as part of a settlement of a lawsuit brought by James Cyrus Gilbert III, whose application for license plates reading "GAYGUY," "GAYPWR" and "4GAYLIB" had been rejected. As part of the settlement, Gilbert will obtain his desired license plate: he has decided on "GAYPWR."
Cynthia Counts has been cited as a "prominent First Amendment lawyer in Atlanta" in an article in the Georgia State University Law Review.