Carl practices in the area of Criminal Defense in both State and Federal Courts and General and Civil Litigation. Before establishing The Cansino Law Firm in 2004 he was an Assistant District Attorney in the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit for seven years.
Carl has been recognized by The National Trial Lawyers as a Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the area of Criminal Defense. He also has been recognized as a Top 10 Lawyer in Georgia by the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (GACDL) and holds the office of Regional Vice President. Carl's colleagues in the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit, which is Georgia's largest Judicial Circuit by number of counties, has elected him to serve as a representative to the State Bar of Georgia where Carl serves as a member of the Board of Governors. State Bar President, Buck Rogers has appointed him to serve on the SOLACE (Support of Lawyers – All Concern Encouraged) committee and the MLAP (Military Legal Assistance Program). He also serves by Appointment as the Municipal Court Prosecutor for the City of Milledgeville.
Carl also serves as Chairman to the Department of Law's Advisory Committee on Consumer Protection. A position in which he was appointed by Governor Sonny Perdue and reappointed by Governor Nathan Deal.
Carl has represented many high profile cases at both the State and Federal level including some with significant media coverage. In addition to success at the trial level, Carl has numerous appellate cases reported and errant decisions by the trial court successfully reversed.
Carl is active in the community. He serves as a Board Member for the Twin Lakes Public Library. His firm has also partnered with Lakeview Primary School as a Partner in Education.
Carl received his law degree from Atlanta's John Marshall Law School and received his undergraduate degree from the Florida State University and is admitted to practice in all the State Court of Georgia as well as the US District Court for the Middle District of Georgia.