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505
Federal Court Cases
149
Federal & State Appeals
74
Years Experience
1500
State Court Cases

EXPERIENCE – SHANE CANTIN

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Shane Cantin’s work is now specifically limited to criminal defense and related litigation, although he continues to accept a select number of complex family law and divorce/custody cases. Since 1993 he has represented clients in state courts throughout Southwest Missouri and in United States District Courts in Missouri, Oklahoma, and Illinois. He has worked as lead counsel on over 500 serious felony cases and countless misdemeanor cases. Shane’s substantial experience includes charges of murder, including death penalty prosecutions, and he regularly represents clients in state and federal court on cases involving fraud and complex financial crimes, child pornography and related internet crimes, conspiracy, drug related offenses, robbery and firearm offenses.

In addition to his criminal defense work, early in his career Shane Cantin also developed significant trial experience in family law cases, with emphasis on complex divorce and custody law issues. He continues to accept a select number of those cases, but currently limits work on these cases to Greene and Christian County.

Shane Cantin was raised in Northwest Arkansas and graduated from College of the Ozarks, near Branson, Missouri, in 1991. In 1993 he received his law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and has worked at the Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and the City Attorney’s Office in Springfield, Missouri, prior to going into private practice in 1995. He is an active member of the Missouri Bar Association, both the National and the Missouri Associations of Criminal Defense Attorneys, and the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • State and Federal Criminal Defense
  • DWI and traffic offenses
  • State Court Family/Divorce Law

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Missouri, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1993

EDUCATION

  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
    • Juris Doctorate – 1993
  • College of the Ozarks
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science – 1991
    • Major: Political Science

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 1997 – Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 1997 – Present
  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

  • Reynolds, Gold and Grosser, PC, Of Counsel, 2004 – 2007
  • Crosby and Cantin, PC, Partner, 1994 – 2004
  • City of Springfield, Assistant City Attorney, 1993 – 1994
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