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Joshua Counts Cumby has joined the firm’s Nashville and Washington, D.C. offices as an Associate.

Cumby is a litigator who works with the firm’s Class Action/Complex Litigation and Appellate teams. His practice includes class actions, intellectual property litigation, disputes involving complex commercial transactions, disputes involving the government and appeals.

“Joshua is a welcome addition to our team. His background and experience will serve our litigation clients well, particularly in growth areas such as intellectual property litigation and representation of clients in government-related disputes,” said Tony Swafford, a Partner in the firm’s Nashville office who also serves as Special Business Services Practice Group Leader.

Cumby is a frequent author on topics involving appellate law and the intersection of law and technology, among others. He is currently editor-in-chief of The Journal of Legal Metrics, one of the bundle of small journals that make up the Journal of Law, and he has written for and edited the publication since 2011. He is also an adjunct professor at the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School, where he teaches courses on federal courts and legal writing.

Cumby served as a law clerk for the Honorable Leonie M. Brinkema, District Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and the Honorable John F. Anderson, Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Cumby received his J.D., cum laude, from the George Mason University School of Law in 2011, and his Bachelor of Music, with high honors, from The University of Texas at Austin in 2001. He is licensed to practice law in Virginia and the District of Columbia and has an application pending for admission in Tennessee.