About Mark Counts
Mr. 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.