David Michael Cantor

David Michael Cantor

Managing Partner at Law Offices of David Michael Cantor

Location
Phoenix, Arizona Area
Industry
Law Practice

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David Michael Cantor's Summary

David Michael Cantor is a Criminal Attorney in Arizona, and a Certified Criminal Law Specialist per the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization. In addition, he and the Firm are AV® rated (the highest possible rating) by Martindale Hubbell®, and are listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers®, Criminal Law Section.

Specialties

Criminal Defense, DUI & Vehicular crimes, White Collar & Fraud crimes, Assault & Violent crimes, Sex crimes, Drug crimes

David Michael Cantor's Experience

Managing Partner

Cantor Law Group

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Law Practice industry

January 2011Present (3 years 9 months) Phoenix, Arizona Area

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Law Practice industry

January 1989Present (25 years 9 months) Phoenix, Arizona Area

David Michael Cantor has handled many high profile cases which have been covered by the local and national news media. He has been interviewed and has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, Inside Edition, the CBS Morning Show, Hannitty and Combs, and every local news channel including Univision. In addition, his cases have been covered by CNN, MSNBC, and even Howard Stern.

About David Michael Cantor:

- Certified Criminal Law Specialist since 1999 – per the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization
- Listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers® – Criminal Trial Section
- Voted Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the American Trial Lawyers Association® 2007.
- The only Arizona Lawyer listed in the 2007 Southwest Super Lawyers® publication for Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
- Former City of Phoenix Assistant Prosecutor
- Instructed the Fourth Annual DUI Conference for Judges
- Former Trial Instructor at the Phoenix Police Academy
- Former Instructor at the Arizona MVD Hearing Office Teaching Administrative Law Judges
- Member of the National College for DUI Defense at Harvard Law School
- Member of the Assoc. of Trial Lawyers of America; Criminal Law Section National Exec. Committee Member (1999 – 2000)
- Member of the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
- Member of the Maricopa County Bar Association
- Member of the American Bar Association
- Life Member National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Life Member Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice

David Michael Cantor's Projects

  • Thomas Beatie (The Pregnant Man) Case

    • August 2014 to Present
    Team Members: David Michael Cantor

    On August 13, 2014 the Arizona Court of Appeals held that Thomas Beatie, the world’s first married pregnant man, is allowed to be officially “divorced”. Represented by David Michael Cantor.

  • Lisa Randall Case

    • February 2008 to July 2010
    Team Members: David Michael Cantor

    The First Dismissal of a Capital First Degree Murder in over 10 years for Lisa Randall after more than 3 years of misguided prosecution.

  • Sgt. Patrick Haab Case

    Team Members: David Michael Cantor

    The complete acquittal of Sgt. Patrick Haab (an off-duty Army Reservist who took seven (7) illegal immigrants into custody at gunpoint because they had charged at him from the desert , at night, near a local highway rest stop)

  • Valinda Jo Elliott Rodeo-Chediski fire Case

    Team Members: David Michael Cantor

    The complete acquittal of Valinda Jo Elliott (the woman who became lost in the forest and set a signal fire which ultimately became the Rodeo-Chediski fire - burning more than five hundred thousand (500,000) acres and four hundred and forty (440) homes)

David Michael Cantor's Skills & Expertise

  1. Criminal Defense
  2. Criminal Law
  3. Fraud
  4. Contract Negotiation
  5. Drug Cases
  6. Courts
  7. Sex Crimes
  8. Jury Trials
  9. DUI Defense
  10. Trials
  11. Trial Practice
  12. White Collar Criminal Defense
  13. Criminal Justice
  14. Administrative Law
  15. Hearings
  16. Civil Litigation
  17. Attorneys
  18. Legal Assistance
  19. Appeals
  20. Juvenile Law
  21. Personal Injury
  22. Appellate Practice

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David Michael Cantor's Education

University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law

Doctor of Law (JD), Criminal Justice and Corrections

19861988

Activities and Societies: Pi Kappa Alpha, Phi Alpha Delta. Honorable Mention, University of Arizona Moot Court Competition

Arizona State University

BS, Psychology

19821986

Activities and Societies: Pi Kappa Alpha, Phi Alpha Delta

David Michael Cantor's Additional Information

Websites:
Interests:

Criminal Law, Arizona Criminal Law, DUI Law

Groups and Associations:

East Valley, Maricopa County and American (Member, Criminal Section) Bar Associations; State Bar of Arizona (Member, Criminal Section); American College of Barristers (Senior Counsel); National Criminal Justice Association; American Association for Justice (Member, National Executive Committee, Criminal Law Section, 1999-2000); Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice (Life Member); National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Life Member); National College for DUI Defense at Harvard Law School; Southwest Superlawyers Publication, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, 2007.

Honors and Awards:

>Certified Criminal Law Specialist since 1999 – per the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization
>Listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers® – Criminal Trial Section
>Voted Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the American Trial Lawyers Association® 2007, 2011, 2012, and 2013.
>Voted Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer by the American Society of Legal Advocates® 2014.
>Nominated as one of “10 Best” Attorneys in Arizona by the American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
>The only Arizona Lawyer listed in the 2007 Southwest Super Lawyers® publication for Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI

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