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Torin D. Togut

Education Attorney at Lawrenceville, GA

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 47 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1977
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Torin

Learn Torin’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Education
    Special Education and school discipline

    41 years

  2. Divorce and separation
    Family law, child custody, visitation, child support, and division of property.

    47 years

  3. Civil rights
    Disability rights under Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 1983 actions, Title VII, First Amendment

    47 years

  4. Criminal defense
    misdemeanors and felonies, including juvenile court proceedings

    47 years

  5. Juvenile law

    47 years


  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!   


Torin D. Togut
140 Hanarry Drive
Lawrenceville, GA, 30046


5.0 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
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Posted by Serena | March 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Torin traveled to Fayete county under a very fast hire to represent me and my daughter. I knew the system was very crooked and i needed the best of th the best under special education law. Won my case I was innocent all along and glad Torin took my case.
Posted by Steven | February 13, 2013
Superb legal representation for my teenage son
Torin went above and beyond the call of duty to represent my son in a civil case last year. He understood that young people make mistakes and my son just needed a strong lesson to learn from the situation. Torin's testimonial on behalf of my son, and stating the true facts in the hearing made all the difference. The consequence for my son without this legal representation and advise could have been a possible criminal record and jail time. My son is doing very well now and is continuing his higher education and is staying out of trouble. This is what our American youth needs! They need direction and education and a chance to learn from their mistakes when appropriate. Hiring Torin was worth every penny to ensure the future of my son's success. My son also learned from Torin by taking his professional advise and learning how the legal system works and being much more careful about living in a digital age these days with teenagers.
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Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2013
Very Satisfied
Mr. Togut was very understanding and worked hard to represent me in court. He was very responsive. He did an excellent job and would use him again.


  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Torin Togut Attorney at Law
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Adjunct Professor
  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Cousins Public Interest Fellow
  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Executive Director
  • Vermont Protection and Advocacy
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Attorney at Law - Part Time
  • Torin Togut
  • 1996 - 2012
  • Specialist Attorney
  • Georgia Legal Services Program
  • 1984 - 2012
  • Attorney at Law - Full Time
  • Torin Togut
  • 1977 - 1984
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  • University of La Verne College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • Cornell University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1973

Sample of Legal Cases

  • May v. City of Nahunta, Georgia et al.
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed, in part, district court's decision finding that police officer was protected from damages by qualified immunity
  • Franklin v. Fulton County, et al
  • Georgia Court of Appeals reversed in part trial court's grant of summary judgment on issue of statute of limitation
  • Demmons v. Demmons
  • Georgia Supreme Clourt vacated trial court's decision which omitted certain findings
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  • ARC of Georgia
  • President
  • 2010 - Present
  • Parent to Parent of Georgia
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - 2014

Languages Spoken

  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Federal Interagency Black History Celebration Program
  • U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights
  • 2014
  • CLE Presenter
  • Young Lawyers Division State Bar of Georgia, Advocates for Students with Disabilities
  • 2005
  • Lifetime Volunteer Lawyer Award
  • ACLU of Georgia
  • 2003
  • Volunteer Lawyer Award
  • ACLU of Vermont
  • 2003
  • Phil Heiner
  • Atlanta Volunteer Lawyer's Foundation
  • 1997
  • Chairperson of Brook Run
  • Citizens Advisory Council of Brook Run
  • 1992
  • Professional of the Year
  • ARC of Georgia
  • 1991
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  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Discovery under New Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
  • 2015
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Special Education laws Made Simple
  • 2014
  • American University Washington School of Law
  • Gestalt of the School-to-Prison Pipeline: The Duality of Overrepresentation of Minorities in Special Education and Racial Disparity in School Discipline on Minorities
  • 2012
  • Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary
  • The Helter Skelter World of IDEA Eligibility for Specific Learning Disability: The Clash of Response-to-Intervention and Child Find Requirements
  • 2012
  • The Beacon Journal of Special Education Law & Practice
  • High-Stakes Testing: Barometer for Success or Prognosticator for Failure?
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • Georgia Mental Health and Law
  • Georgia Mental Health and Law
  • 2016
  • Annual IDEAS Conference
  • Mental Health Issues in Students with Disabilities
  • 2016
  • National Business Institute
  • Discovery under New Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
  • 2015
  • Annual IDEAS Conference
  • Why Bullying Matters
  • 2015
  • 46th Annual Autism of America National Conference
  • Bullying: how to Identify Red Flags and Care for Ourselves
  • 2015
  • National Business Institute
  • Special Education Laws Made Simple
  • 2014
  • Health Ed Seminar
  • Georgia Mental Health and Law
  • 2014
  • Annual IDEAS Conference
  • RTI and Specific Learing Disabilities
  • 2014
  • Annual Georgia Austim Conference
  • Least Restrictive Environment for Students with Disabiliteis
  • 2014
  • 16th Annual Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates
  • Response to Intervention and Specific Learning Disabilities
  • 2014
  • IDEAS Conference
  • Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities
  • 2013
  • Georgia Mental Health & Law
  • Civil Committment and Guardianships
  • 2013
  • 20th Annual ADR Conference
  • Special Education and ADR
  • 2013
  • Advocates for Students with Disabilities
  • CLE Presenter
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Endorse Torin
Civil rights Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Torin is my go-to for all cases involving civil rights and education! He is very smart, and seems to know everyone, everywhere!"
Education Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"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."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Togut is one of the finest attorneys in his state. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend his family law services and his other legal services as well."
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Lawrenceville Education Lawyer Torin D. Togut
Torin D. Togut
Education Attorney
Lawrenceville, GA
Licensed for 47 years
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