Arturo Corso

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Gainesville, GA

The Corso Law Center, LLC
 | 427 Green Street, NW, Gainesville, GA 30501
Phone: 770-532-9732
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2018
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (80%),
  • Immigration: Consumer (10%),
  • General Litigation (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Arturo Corso is the founder of The OFAC Law. Center and The Corso Law Center with offices in the Atlanta area and Gainesville; however, Mr. Corso has an international focus, serving clients from across Mexico, South America and the United States facing Federal prosecution or targeted by the Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC). Focusing his practice primarily on criminal defense matters, he provides representation to clients throughout the area who have been charged with such felonies or misdemeanors as driving under the influence, drug possession, theft and domestic violence. Mr. Corso also handles detention and other immigration matters as needed.

After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Emory University in 1992, Mr. Corso went on to attend Georgia State University College of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1996. After spending a year with Greater Boston Legal Services, he served as an assistant district attorney with the Office of District Attorney for the Northeastern Judicial Circuit before going into private practice in 2001.

Mr. Corso's legal ability and ethical approach are well-recognized by his fellow attorneys, as evidenced by his 10.0 "Superb" peer-review rating through Avvo and his AV* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. He has been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, an invitation-only organization that is comprised of the leading civil and criminal trial lawyers in each state.

Mr. Corso is fluent in Spanish and English, allowing him to better help his clients. He is an active participant in a variety of professional organizations, including the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, The Chattahoochee American Inn of Court and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (80%): 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

Immigration (10%): Asylum, Naturalization & Citizenship

General Litigation (10%): Litigation, Restraining Order, Small Claims

Focus Areas

Criminal Defense: 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

Immigration: Asylum, Naturalization & Citizenship

General Litigation: Litigation, Restraining Order, Small Claims

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2018 Rising Stars: 2009

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About Arturo Corso

Admitted: 1996, Georgia

Honors and Awards:

  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2014, 10 Best Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2014
  • Top 10 Attorney Award, National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2014, Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award, National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • Committee to Elect Arturo Corso to Georgia State Senate, District 49, Candidate, 2006
  • AV Preeminent Rating (Highest Possible Rating in Legal Knowledge and Ethical Standards), Martindale-Hubble, 2014 - 2016, AV Preeminent Rating, Matindale Hubble Law Directory
  • Avvo Rating of 10.0
  • Rising Star, Georgia SuperLawyers Magazine, 2009

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Death Penalty Defense Certified, 2005

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Georgia Supreme Court Mentor for New Lawyers, 2014
  • Chattahoochee Inn of Court, 2008

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Launched voluntary Pro Bono defense initiative for Hall County State Court, 2008

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

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

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • 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

Representative Clients:

  • R.G. Williams Construction, 2010

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Capestany vs. State, 289 Ga. App. 47 (2007): exposing the use of First Appearance Waiver Forms in Jackson County, Georgia which falsly 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

Educational Background:

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

Industry Groups

  • Georgia Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Office Location for Arturo Corso

    427 Green Street, NW
    Gainesville, GA 30501

    Phone: 770-532-9732

     

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