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Carl Santos Cansino

Carl Santos Cansino

also known as Carl S. Cansino

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Government, Family, Personal Injury

About Me

Cansino, Petty & Stribling, LLP is a litigation firm focusing in the areas of wrongful death, serious personal injuries, criminal defense, DUI, juvenile delinquency, divorce, child custody, modification of child support, child legitimation, and juvenile dependency.  We also have a real estate and commerical litigation section.



Our attorneys and staff have many years of combined experience to professionally handle your case.


Languages Spoken: Tagalog

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. Criminal Defense: 80%
    12 years, 600 cases
  2. Government: 10%
    10 years, 4 cases
  3. Family: 8%
    12 years, 100 cases
  4. Personal Injury: 2%
    9 years, 2 cases



Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Ashleigh Bartkus Merchant

    Carl is a tireless advocate for his clients! I highly recommend him to anyone finding themselves in need of a strong defense attorney.


    Ashleigh Merchant Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kristen Charrise Quinton

    I have worked alongside Carl since 1998. He is a well respected and extremely knowledgeable attorney with a great deal of trial experience.


    Kristen Quinton Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Cansino Petty & Stribling, LLP

150 W. Washington Street
Milledgeville, GA, 31061-3434



GAActive Member in Good Standing 199608/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2013
Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs-BoardGeorgia's Governor Sonny Perdue2006

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney at LawCansino Petty & Stribling, LLP2007 - Present
SolicitorMilledgeville Municipal Court2006 - Present
Attorney at LawThe Cansino Law Firm, LLC2004 - 2007
Assistant District AttorneyOcmulgee District Attorney's Office1998 - 2004
Attorney at LawJames W. Hurt & Associates1996 - 1998


Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Trial LawyersTop 100 Lawyers2013 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2008 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2004 - Present
Ocmulgee Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Baldwin County Bar AssociationPast Presient1998 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
In the Interest of A.F.Termination of Parental Rights Reversed
Man Charged with Aggravated Assault AcquittedJury Acquitted Defendant of all Felony Charges
Judge Grants Demurrer to IndictmentJudge grants demurrer to Indictment

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Publication NameTitleDate
The AdvocateLaw School2005


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School (Georgia)N/AJD1995
Florida State UniversityEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1992

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Georgia College & State UniversityPractice of LawN/A