Welcome to the Resource section of our website. As an Atlanta based law firm, we believe it is helpful to provide our site users with information about the local counties as well as surrounding cities in and around the greater Atlanta Metro area. Most people think of Atlanta as a really big city, but in reality, the 2008 estimated population put Atlanta at 537,958. However, one must consider that Atlanta is surrounded by a good number of communities which brings the Atlanta Metro area to a population around 5.5 million (making it the ninth largest metro area in the United States). Another interesting statistic is the fact the state of Georgia has a total of 159 counties, making it the second state behind Texas for the state with the most counties.