About Mark Counts

MAC Headshot_MG_0791_or_dfMr. Counts’ practice focuses on providing legal representation to automobile dealers, physicians, commercial entities and business owners. He concentrates his practice on litigation, corporate formation and management, employment law and arbitration. Mr. Counts is licensed to practice law in the States of Texas and Georgia and he is a member of numerous trade organizations including the National Association of Dealer Counsel, the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association, the Texas Independent Automobile Dealers Association, the Houston Automobile Dealers Association, the Construction and Employment Law sections of the Texas State Bar, the Business, Labor & Employment and Tort & Insurance Practice sections of the Georgia State Bar and the Texas-Cuba Trade Alliance.

Prior to founding Counts & Bonacci, he was a fourteen year veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of the Infantry, Ordnance and Judge Advocate General’s Corps, an associate attorney in two prominent litigation firms and the labor and employment attorney for Fort Polk, Louisiana. He previously served as a general counsel to Bayne Jones Army Hospital and is also a former employment law consultant for the U.S. Department of Defense.

Mr. Counts was born Richlands, Virginia and he attended Garden High School in Oakwood, Virginia. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Polytechnical Institute & State University (Va. Tech) and graduated from the U.S. Army Infantry School. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant by the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School in 1993 and was awarded the rank of Captain in 1997. He graduated from South Texas College of Law in 1999 and from the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s School in 2000.

Mr. Counts is a former Langdell Scholar, a former Adjunct Professor at Upper Iowa University and Cy-Fair College and the recipient of six Phi Delta Phi academic achievement awards. For his military service, he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, two Army Commendation Medals, the National Defense Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon and two Army Achievement Medals.

Mr. Counts is a licensed automobile dealer and an avid car collector. He is a member of the 356 Registry, the Texas Triumph Registry, the Vintage Triumph Registry and the Porsche Club of America.

About Gabriel Bonacci

gabriel-bonacciMr. Bonacci primarily practices in the areas of business, commercial, and civil litigation, including business law, contract disputes, construction defects, insurance coverage, bad faith, negligence defense, and products and premises liability, as well as handling appeals to Texas state appellate courts. Mr. Bonacci has experience handling administrative matters before the Texas Department of Transportation, the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, the Texas Workforce Commission, and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In addition, he has experience in assisting start-ups and small to medium companies in entity formation, and regularly advises clients on contractual and general business issues. Furthermore, Mr. Bonacci is a frequent speaker and has presented numerous seminars concerning entity formation, insurance claims handling procedures, construction law, construction defects, and insurance law matters.

Mr. Bonacci received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Communications in 1992 from The American University in Washington, D.C., and received his Juris Doctor in 1998 from South Texas College of Law. Mr. Bonacci was born in San Jose, California, and is a 1987 graduate of St. Thomas High School in Houston, Texas. He resides with his wife and their two daughters.

About Robert Thomson

Mr. Thomson primarily practices in the areas of trusts and estates, real estate, business transactions, and commercial litigation.  He is currently licensed to practice in Texas and is a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas.

Mr. Thomson is a graduate of South Texas College of Law-Houston, where he served as Magister of Wood Inn of the International Legal Honor Society of Phi Delta Phi.  During law school, Robert competed as a Moot Court advocate in STCL’s nationally ranked advocacy program, and served as research assistant to the College’s Presidential Research Professor.

Mr. Thomson is currently serving as a Judge Advocate in the Texas Army National Guard, with deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, which included duty as a legal adviser for operational law matters to a regional command.  He lives in The Woodlands with his lovely wife, Charlene and their three beautiful children.