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Abundio Rene Cantú

Attorney at Law

About Attorney Abundio Rene Cantu and The Cantu Law Firm

Criminal defense lawyer Abundio Rene Cantu brings practical experience along with in-depth legal knowledge to the table when advocating for the accused. While still in law school, he gained knowledge of federal criminal matters while working as a law student clerk in a U.S. attorney’s office.

A Distinguished Career in Criminal Justice

He began his legal career after graduating from law school as an assistant district attorney, handling numerous drug crime cases and other criminal matters. From that firm foundation of experience ranging from minor marijuana offenses to major trafficking crimes, he was a prosecutor for the 49th Judicial District of Texas.

"I provide my clients with hands-on legal counsel, involving them in every step."

The Cantu Law Firm: Defending the Accused

He has been a sole practitioner for more than five years, applying his knowledge and the benefit of his experience on the government’s side for the benefit of clients facing criminal charges.

In all areas of the law, he is well-educated and experienced in the immigration consequences for legal permanent residents and noncitizens in the U.S. on visas, such as work visas. As a bilingual attorney speaking Spanish and English, he is often in demand to represent Hispanics and nonHispanics alike accused of drunk driving, drug crimes, and violent crimes.

Learn Firsthand What The Cantu Law Firm Can Do for You

Every case and every client is unique and requires individualized review and investigation to determine the most promising way forward. Schedule a consultation by calling or sending an email through this website. Mr. Cantu can meet you at the jail, at his Laredo law offices or wherever is most convenient for you.

Abogado tejano bilingüe. Se habla español.

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

  • Supreme Court of Texas

  • State Bar of Texas


  • J.D. - Texas Southern University, 2006

  • B.A. - University of Texas at San Antonio, 2001

  • M.S. - Criminal Justice, Minor in Public Administration, Texas A&M International University, 2008

Professional Associations

  • Texas Bar Association

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association


  • 10 Best Attorneys 2019

  • Lead Counsel Rated - Lead Counsel Review Board