Arturo Corso

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Gainesville, GA

The Corso Law Center, LLC
 | 427 Green St, Gainesville, GA 30501
Phone: 770-532-9732
Fax: 770-532-9733
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2009
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
    Attorney Profile

    Arturo Corso is the founder of The Corso Law Center with offices in Atlanta and Gainesville.  He is also the founder of The International Law Center in Washington, D.C.  His focus is criminal law with an international focus, serving clients in Georgia, Washington, New York, Mexico, and South America whether State or Federal prosecution.  He also defends those targeted by the Office of Foreign Asset Control (O.F.A.C.).  Focusing his practice primarily on criminal defense matters, he provides representation to clients who have been charged with all manner of felonies, misdemeanors, and other matters.  Mr. Corso also handles ICE 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.  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 E. Wycliffe Orr Sr. 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
    • 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


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

    Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2009

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    About Arturo Corso

    Admitted: 1996, Georgia

    Professional Webpage:


    • Rising Star, Georgia 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-Hubble, 2014 - 2016, AV Preeminent Rating, Matindale Hubble Law Directory

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

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

    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

    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

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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


    • 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

    Representative Clients:

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

    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
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    Twitter - @corsolawcenter
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    Office Location for Arturo Corso

    427 Green St
    Gainesville, GA 30501

    Phone: 770-532-9732

    Fax: 770-532-9733

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    Last Updated: 11/20/2020

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