Elizabeth Cantu

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Liz has been practicing law since 1999 and has handled the litigation of civil suits, including cases involving personal and catastrophic injury, commercial litigation and insurance defense. She’s been named a “Texas Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters, been published by Super Lawyers/Texas Monthly magazine, is the Secretary for the Hidalgo County Bar Association and President-elect of the Women’s Bar Section.

Liz received her law degree from the St. Mary’s University School of Law in 1999. She practiced law with Willette & Guerra in McAllen from 1999 to 2008 and then joined her husband’s practice at the Law Office of Richard A. Cantu, P.C. from 2009 to 2014. She worked at Atlas, Hall & Rodriguez L.L.P. for three years before joining Ramón Worthington Nicolas & Cantu, P.L.L.C. as a member.

Her professional licenses include the State Bar of Texas and U.S. District Court (Southern and Northern Districts of Texas). She served several terms as an Officer for the Hidalgo County Young Lawyers, was a board member of Avance-RGV and is serving her sixth year as a Girl Scout Troop mother and volunteer for the Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas. She is serving as Secretary for the Hidalgo County Bar Association (H.C.B.A.) for the coming term and is President-elect of the Women’s Bar Section of the H.C.B.A.

Liz was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Irving, Texas. She graduated from Santa Clara University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology.

Areas of Practice:

Litigation of Civil Suits
Personal Injury
Commercial Litigation
Insurance Defense

Litigation Percentage:

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:

U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas


Santa Clara University, B.S., Psychology 1992-1996

St. Mary’s University School of Law, J.D. 1996 – 1999

Honors and Awards:

2007 – 2009, Named a Texas Rising Star as awarded by Thomson Reuters and published by Super Lawyers/Texas Monthly magazine



Areas of Practice:

General Litigation

Bar Admissions:

Texas, 1999


St. Mary’s School of Law, San Antonio, Texas, May 1999. J.D.
Honors Fraternity: Phi Delta Phi.

Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA June 1996
B.S. – Psychology

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Hidalgo County Bar Association- Director

Hidalgo County Women’s Bar Association-Member

Texas Association of Defense Counsel-Member

DRI- Member

Hidalgo County Bar Association- Secretary

Hidalgo County Women’s Bar Association-President-elect

Past Employment Positions:

Law Office of Richard A. Cantu, P.C.- Jan. 2009-August 2014

Willette & Guerra L.L.P.-October 1999-December 2008

Atlas, Hall & Rodriguez L.L.P.-August 2014-June 2017

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