Arturo Corso

Top rated criminal defense attorney in Gainesville, Georgia

The Corso Law Center
Arturo Corso
The Corso Law Center

Practice Areas: Criminal defense; view more

Licensed in Georgia since: 1996

Education: Georgia State University College of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2009

The Corso Law Center

427 Green Street
Gainesville, GA 30501 Visit website


When Arturo Corso created The Corso Law Center, he wanted to ensure that citizens and noncitizens alike had access to courts and fair representation. He understood how difficult it was to start a new life in America, especially for those who did not speak English. He primarily serves accused persons in Georgia but is also licensed in Washington, DC and New York. He specializes in criminal cases, particularly those with high profile clients and those with potential immigration consequences. 

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 public service. 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

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

  • 100% Criminal defense

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
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
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
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

Office location for Arturo Corso

427 Green Street
Gainesville, GA 30501

Phone: 470-552-9919


8 Years Super Lawyers
1 Year Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2009

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