Duane Morris LLP

Cynthia Counts

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Ms. Counts has more than 25 years of trial and appellate experience. She is best known for an aggressive motions practice, and has had consistent success in winning cases in the early stages of litigation. Over the course of her career, she has established a practice focusing on libel, privacy, false advertising, newsgathering torts, copyright, media and First Amendment law. Ms. Counts defends individuals, newspapers, websites, television stations and small businesses in libel, copyright and trademark infringement claims, as well as breach of contract, invasion of privacy, fraud and promissory estoppel cases. She has represented well-established media companies, newspapers, broadcasters and publishing companies in prepublication review and emergency court hearings to contest motions for injunctions as unconstitutional prior restraints, to quash subpoenas on the basis of reporter’s privilege and to gain access to court proceedings or public documents.


Duane Morris LLP, Partner, 2015-present; Counts Law Group, Owner/Managing Partner, 2000-2015; Dow, Lohnes and Albertson, Associate, 1998-2000; Alston & Bird, Associate, 1992-1998

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association; Media Law Resource Center; Georgia First Amendment Foundation


University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 1992; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 1989