Michael R. Cantu

Staff Attorney

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Michael Cantu’s developing litigation practice reflects his reputation as a hard-working and conscientious client advocate. He is a member of the BakerHostetler team representing Trustee Irving H. Picard for the SIPA liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, an unprecedented effort involving hundreds of actions to recover funds from the largest financial crime in U.S. history.

A well-rounded counsel, Michael has also reviewed and analyzed pieces of evidence and medical records, conducted lay and expert witness depositions, and drafted legal memorandums, briefs, motions and pleadings.

Recognitions and Memberships


  • Ohio Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2018 to 2022)


  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Akron Bar Association


  • University of Akron Mock Trial Competition: Judge

Prior Positions

  • Akron Municipal Court: Law Clerk (2013 to 2015)
  • Summit County Juvenile Court: Intern (2014)


  • Ohio


  • J.D., University of Akron School of Law, 2015; Student Bar Association, Vice President
  • B.A., Kent State University, 2011