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Arturo Corso

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Gainesville, GA

Corso Law Center
427 Green Street
Gainesville, GA 30501
Phone: 470-552-9919
Fax: 770-532-9733
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009
Licensed in Georgia Since: 1996
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Attorney Profile

When Arturo Corso created the Corso Law Center, he wanted to ensure that citizens and noncitizens had access to courts and fair representation. He understood how difficult it was to start a new life in America, especially for demographics that did not speak English. He primarily serves accused persons in Gainesville, Georgia. While he has worked on immigration cases, he now focuses on criminal law cases involving drug crimes and DUIs.

In 1992, Mr. Corso earned his undergraduate degree in political science at Emory University. Four years later, he completed his law degree at Georgia State University College of Law. He has been licensed to practice in Georgia since 1996. In 2005, he became death penalty defense certified. He then received death penalty case training in 2017.

Shortly after graduation, Mr. Corso worked at Greater Boston Legal Services. He then served at the Office of District Attorney for the Northeastern Judicial Circuit as an assistant district attorney. In 2001, he left public service and entered private practice. During his career, he has represented a diverse demographic of clients and brought even complex cases to successful completion.

More than two decades after starting his own law office, Mr. Corso still dedicates his resources to serving vulnerable groups. He created the Xander Corso Memorial Scholarship Fund at the North Georgia Community Foundation and has a strong record of providing pro bono legal services.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence


7 Years Super Lawyers
1 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2009

About Arturo Corso

First Admitted: 1996, Georgia

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Educational Background

  • Johannesburg Kepler University International Comparative Law Program, Linz, Austria, 1996
  • Emory University, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 1992

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Sexual Harassment Law and Policy, Research Associate, Harvard Business School, 1996

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Death Penalty Defense Certified, 2005
  • Death Penalty case training, 2017

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Capestany vs. State, 289 Ga. App. 47 (2007): exposing the use of First Appearance Waiver Forms in Jackson County, Georgia which falsely purported to obtain knowing and voluntary waivers of the essential duty of a Magistrate - informing the accused of the charges, the right to counsel and the right to trial., 2008


  • Rising Star, Georgia SuperLawyers Magazine, 2009, Atlanta Magazine and SuperLawyers Magazine, 2009
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2014, 10 Best Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2014
  • Committee to Elect Arturo Corso to Georgia State Senate, District 49, Candidate, 2006
  • Avvo Rating of 10.0, AVVO 10.0 Rating,
  • AV Preeminent Rating (Highest Possible Rating in Legal Knowledge and Ethical Standards), Martindale-Hubbel, 2014 - 2016, AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale Hubbel Law Directory


Representative Clients

  • Mr. Donald Lee Glass.  Obtained a "No-Seek" decision in a death penalty case from U.S. Attorney General, Washington., 2018
  • R.G. Williams Construction, 2010
  • Jamal Anderson, 2016

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Established the Xander Corso Memorial Scholarship Fund at the North Georgia Community Foundation.  Awards scholarship to needs-based and merit-based high school seniors who demonstrate a life lived for others and choose to attend a college in the University System of Georgia., 2018
  • Launched voluntary Pro Bono defense initiative for Hall County State Court, 2008

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Washington, D.C. Bar, 2019
  • New York State Bar, 2019
  • Georgia Supreme Court Mentor for New Lawyers, 2014
  • Chattahoochee Inn of Court, 2008


  • Not Guilty verdict in 45 minutes after 5 full days of trial.  Rape, Aggravated Sexual Battery, Aggravated Assault Strangulation, and False Imprisonment.  Hall County Superior Court.  Jury believed client was innocent.  Read article here:  , 2022
  • Mosby v. State. Georgia Court of Appeals. Reversed the trial court's denial of special demurrer when state prosecutor failed to show why a lengthy offense date range could not be narrowed to give the accused a fair chance to defend himself at trial., 2013
  • Velasquez vs. State, 276 Ga. App. 527 (2005): Court of Appeals reversed the trial court's felony forgery conviction for failure of evidence to establish beyond a reasonable doubt the essential element of intent to defraud. This case has been used state wide to obtain misdemeanor treatment, rather than felony treatment, for immigrants whose only offense has been carrying a fraudulent work identification card or badge., 2005

Industry Groups

  • Georgia Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Office Location for Arturo Corso

427 Green Street
Gainesville, GA 30501

Phone: 470-552-9919

Fax: 770-532-9733

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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