Anthony Tuorto 

Anthony Tuorto is the founder of Tuorto Law, P.C..  Opened in 2015, Tuorto Law, P.C. started with the sincere purpose of providing outstanding legal services to those facing criminal charges in Western North Carolina.  Mr. Tuorto aims to provide individualized advocacy for each client by applying his knowledge of the law, experience in the courtroom, and understanding of our judicial system to each case.  His practice focuses solely on criminal law matters, and ranges from misdemeanor offenses and traffic tickets to serious felony indictments such as drug offenses and DUI/DWI.

Mr. Tuorto began his legal career as an intern with the North Carolina Department of Justice and the Buncombe County Public Defender’s Office. Upon graduation from law school, he spent three years as an Assistant District Attorney in Henderson, Polk and Transylvania counties where he spent countless hours in the courtroom cultivating his legal knowledge and trial skills.  He next joined a busy criminal law practice in Asheville where he represented clients in a wide range of criminal charges in Buncombe and it’s surrounding counties.  With experience in both the public and private sector, Mr. Tuorto brings a unique perspective to his practice and to the issues his clients are facing. He has successfully resolved many criminal issues for his clients both in and out of the courtroom.

Mr. Tuorto understands the importance of staying current on criminal laws and trends and attends conferences every year that discuss evolutions in this field of law.  He is a member of the North Carolina Bar, the 28th Judicial District, North Carolina Advocates for Justice and was recognized by the Trial Lawyers Association as a top attorney under the age of forty.

Outside of the courtroom, Mr. Tuorto enjoys hiking, woodworking and playing guitar. He and his wife Shannan Barclay Tuorto live in Alexander with their two dogs.


J.D., Vermont Law School, South Royalton, VT – May 2009

M.E.L.P, Vermont Law School, South Royalton, VT – Dec. 2009

B.A. in English, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC – May 2004


North Carolina – 2010


Member of the North Carolina State Bar

Member of 28th Judicial District

North Carolina Advocates for Justice


Madelyn Anderson is the paralegal for Tuorto Law, P.C.. Madelyn graduated Cum Laude from the University of North Carolina at Asheville with a major in International Studies and minor in Spanish. Her interest in politics, law, and helping others in the community led her into the legal profession. 

Madelyn's experience working as a legal assistant has given her the opportunity to assist in legal matters, manage a law office, support excellent client relations, and excel in speaking Spanish.

Originally from Raleigh, Madelyn has lived in Asheville since 2009. Outside of the office, Madelyn enjoys all of the music, great food, and outdoor activities Asheville has to offer.