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Torin D. Togut

Torin D. Togut

Practice areas:

Education, Divorce & Separation, Civil Rights, Criminal Defense, Juvenile

About Me

 


  I have lived in Georgia since 1976 except for the period October 2001 until July, 2003.


  I worked as an attorney for low-income families of infants, children, youth and


  disabilities from September 1984 until January 2012.  My passion is to give individuals


  who may not think of themselves as "rich" enough to afford an attorney the opportunity


  to hire an attorney that will zealously advocate for their rights and interests.


 


  When I am not working, I love to travel with my wife Teresa.  Travel in the U.S. opens 


   your eyes to different parts of the country and an incredible appreciation of our


   country and its people. Travel abroad gives you an unique perspective of


   different cultures, languages, and the treasurers of the world. People may live in


   different countries but we all have much in common.


 


   Gardening is a favorite past time with long summers and growing seasons. I


   love sports both as a spectator and participant.  I am an avid Braves, Falcons,


   and Hawks fan as well as a Georgia Bulldog. Go Dawgs!   

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Languages Spoken: French

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1977

  1. Education: 35%
    30 years
  2. Divorce & Separation: 30%
    37 years
  3. Civil Rights: 15%
    37 years
  4. Juvenile: 10%
  5. Criminal Defense: 10%
    35 years

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (45 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Jamie Lynn Baker Roskie

    Torin and I were colleagues when we were teaching in the clinical program at the University of Georgia law school. Torin is highly respected by his peers is the profession, and his passion for his work is unmatched. I endorse him as an attorney and a mentor.

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    Jamie Roskie Land Use & Zoning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • June Nephew Lynn

    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked as opposing counsel to Torin and have referred clients to him in the areas of civil rights and special education/disabilities. He is an exceptional attorney and an expert in civil rights cases. I highly respect his ethics and professionalism.

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    June Lynn Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

140 Hanarry Drive
Lawrenceville, GA, 30046

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 197708/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Phil HeinerAtlanta Volunteer Lawyer's Foundation1997
Chairperson of Brook RunCitizens Advisory Council of Brook Run1992
Professional of the YearARC of Georgia1991

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyTorin Togut Attorney at Law2012 - 2013
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of Georgia School of Law2008 - 2012
Cousins Public Interest FellowUniversity of Georgia School of Law2006 - 2008
Executive DirectorVermont Protection and Advocacy2001 - 2002
Attorney at Law - Part TimeTorin Togut1996 - 2012
Specialist AttorneyGeorgia Legal Services Program1984 - 2012
Attorney at Law - Full TimeTorin Togut1977 - 1984

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
ARC of GeorgiaPresident2010 - Present
Parent to Parent of GeorgiaBoard Member2010 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Brogdon v. National Healthcare CorporationMotion to Dismiss grnt'd in part denied in part
Heichelbeck v. EvansPrevailed in federal court and Eleventh Circuit
Demmons v. DemmonsPending before Georgia Supreme Court

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law JudiciaryThe Helter Skelter World of IDEA Eligibility for Specific Learning Disability: The Clash of Response-to-Intervention and Child Find Requirements2012
American University Washington School of LawGestalt of the School-to-Prison Pipeline: The Duality of Overrepresentation of Minorities in Special Education and Racial Disparity in School Discipline on Minorities2012
The Beacon Journal of Special Education Law & PracticeHigh-Stakes Testing: Barometer for Success or Prognosticator for Failure?2004

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of La Verne College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Cornell UniversityIndustrial Labor RelationsBS - Bachelor of Science1973

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Georgia Mental Health & LawCivil Committment and Guardianships2013