Arturo Corso is the son of a U.S. Army Major and was born in Heidelberg, Germany, on an American military base. Arturo's father, Art
Sr., came to the United States as an immigrant from South America and received both his army draft card and his green card in the same envelope. Arturo's mother also
immigrated from South America. Arturo proudly speaks English and Spanish fluently.
Arturo has lived most of his life in Georgia.
He grew up near the Atlanta airport and went to school in College Park. He then went to college at Emory University and law school at Georgia State University. Arturo has practiced law since 1996.
After school, Arturo met and married his wife Phaedra and later moved to Gainesville. Together they have two children in the local public schools in Gainesville. Phaedra is an Associate Professor in the College of Public Health at the University of Georgia.
Arturo served Hall County as an Assistant District Attorney from 1998 until the end of 2000 and then continued to serve the people of Northeast Georgia as a defense attorney, handling mostly indigent, court-appointed cases at a time when few others were able to help the
county handle its enormous caseload.
Arturo is presently a member of the Board of Directors of the Arts Council and the Quinlan Museum and a past board member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hall County.
Arturo's other activities include the following memberships, volunteer services and contributions:
Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce
Lake Lanier Association
American Civil Liberties Union
National Rifle Association
Georgia Bar Association
Gainesville Bar Association
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
The Trellis Society of the Northeast Georgia Medical Center
The Gainesville Care Center
. . . and many other charitable organizations