Charles E. Cantu


Charles E. Cantu

Charles E. Cantu



Charles E. Cantu was hired by St. Mary University’s as a full-time law professor in 1966. At the time, he was considered the youngest law professor in the United States as well as the first Hispanic to hold this type of position.

While Cantu served on St. Mary University’s faculty, he wrote extensively in the area of product liability and was published in some of the most prestigious law reviews in the country. In addition, he contributed to the meaning of the term “product” in the Keeton, Owen, Montgomery and Green casebook, Products Liability and Safety, Cases and Materials, published by Foundation Press.

Today, Cantu holds the Of Counsel position at DC&M and confines his practice exclusively to mediation. Cantu earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Texas and Juris Doctor at St. Mary’s University.

Mr. Cantu practices exclusively as a Mediator.

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Association of American Law Schools
  • American Bar Association
  • Law School Admissions Council
  • University of Texas System
  • Texas A & M System
  • Fulbright Association
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Association
  • The Texas Supreme Court Historical Society
  • The American Law Institute
  • Governor’s Criminal Justice Advisory Council


  • LL.M. University of Michigan, 1978
  • Fulbright Scholar (Bolivia), 1966
  • M.C.L. Southern Methodist University, 1965
  • J.D. St. Mary’s University, 1964
  • B.B.A. University of Texas, 1961

Community Involvement

  • Chair, Witte Museum Board of Trustees
  • Fiesta Commission
  • San Antonio Hospice Association
  • Cancer Therapy and Research Center
  • San Antonio Public Library Foundation
  • Villia Finale Board of Trustees
  • Active supporter of Texas Public Radio as well as K.L.R.N. Public Television