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Marco A. Corales is an Atlanta attorney that specializes in protecting the rights of those accused of crimes.  A native of Miami, Florida, he graduated cum laude from Florida International University before attending the Wake Forest University School of Law in North Carolina.  At Wake Forest, in addition to his core legal studies, he gained valuable practical experience by interning for the Forsyth County Chief District Court Judge and the District Attorney’s Office.  He graduated with a Juris Doctor degree in 2005, earning the North Carolina Advocates for Justice Award for excellence in trial practice.


After graduation, Marco began working as a criminal defense attorney for the DeKalb County Public Defender’s Office, where he successfully handled misdemeanor and felony cases of all types, including traffic, DUI, robbery, drug crimes, domestic violence, sex crimes and homicide.  In addition to skilled trial work, Marco resolved several cases by winning crucial evidence suppression hearings, which led to many of these cases being dismissed outright.  His attention to detail and zealous advocacy also served his clients well in negotiations with prosecutors, where many cases were resolved with either reduced charges or pretrial agreements that led to dismissals.     


In 2008, Marco left the Public Defender’s Office to put his legal talents to work for the greater Atlanta area, and started The Corales Law Firm, P.C., a firm dedicated to the zealous representation of those charged with criminal offenses.  While the firm is based in Atlanta, Marco actively serves all Georgia counties.  He is admitted to practice in the Georgia courts at all levels, from Municipal and State Courts to the Supreme Court of Georgia, as well as the Federal District Court.  Marco is a member of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and has lectured about criminal law at local Atlanta Colleges.  In addition, being fluent in Spanish, he has hosted a weekly call-in show on Spanish-language radio where he answers legal questions for the public.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    11 years



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

5 total 

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  • James Samuel McRae

    Marco is an excellent attorney and consistently gets positive results for his clients. He gets the job done. You should hire him without hesitation.


    James McRae Speeding & Traffic Ticket Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Nathan Edward Woody

    Marco is a well-respected expert in handling criminal defense matters. He gets great results for his clients. I highly endorse him!


    Nathan Woody Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200501/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Achievement in Trial PracticeNorth Carolina Advocates for Justice2005
Achievement in Trial PracticeCALI2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerCorales & Woody, LLC2008 - Present
Assistant Public DefenderDekalb County Public Defender's Office2005 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
LMHH LegalN/A2014 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2014 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaN/A2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Driving While UnlicensedDismissed
Theft by DeceptionDismissed
Disorderly ConductDismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wake Forest University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Florida International UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1997