Michael R. Cantu

Michael R. Cantu

Michael R. Cantu

Year Joined Firm 2015

Areas of Practice Personal Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Wrongful Death Claims, Bad Faith Actions, Personal and Commercial Insurance Coverage

Akron Office

  • 3412 W Market St
  • Fairlawn, OH 44333-3308
  • Local Phone: 330-869-9007
  • Fax: 330-869-9008
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Michael joined Kisling, Nestico & Redick in 2015 as a law clerk. Upon passing the February 2016 bar examination, Michael became an associate attorney in the firm’s litigation department. While attending law school, Michael began gaining legal experience as an intern to Judge Joy Malek Oldfield in the Akron Municipal Court. Here, he was able to gain valuable experience in the areas of criminal and traffic law, as well exposure to civil litigation. During his time in law school, Michael also participated in The University of Akron School of Law Mock Trial team. These experiences made him realize that he wanted to pursue a career in civil litigation, particularly in a position that would allow him to advocate on his client’s behalf to the best of his ability, even if that means taking a case to trial.

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 2016


  • The University of Akron School of Law J.D. – 2015
  • Kent State University, B.A. Justice Studies, Minor Pre-law – 2011

Honors and Awards

  • Finalist award winner: Tzangas, Plakas Mannos Mock Trial Intramural Competition, 2014-2015
  • Finalist award winner: ABA Labor and Employment Section Mock Trial Competition (Philadelphia, OH) (2014)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Akron Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Clerk to Judge Joy Malek Oldfield (July 2013 – December 2014)
  • Legal Intern at the Summit County Juvenile Court Attorney Help Desk (2014)