Michael W. Canton
Michael Canton graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1999. Prior to attending law school, he worked as a financial analyst for a multimillion-dollar, real estate, development firm. Mr. Canton earned his Juris Doctor from Texas Wesleyan School of Law in May 2005. He has been a member of the State Bar of Texas since April 2006.
Michael Canton's interest in Immigration and Nationality law began at a very early age; he is the son of a naturalized U.S. citizen mother. That early interest developed into a passion over the course of his advocating for hundreds of immigrants. He has extensive experience in removal proceedings, which he gained while heading the litigation department at his prior law firm. He has in-depth knowledge regarding all forms of relief from removal. In addition, he has practiced in the Immigration and Nationality law areas of adjustment of status, asylum, immigrant and nonimmigrant visa processing and naturalization. Mr. Canton has practiced in the Executive Office for Immigration Review, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and he is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. Mr. Canton was selected as a 2011, 2012 and 2013 Texas Rising Star by Super Lawyers. He is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association previously serving as a liaison between the association, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Executive Office for Immigration Review.
Areas of Practice
- Immigration & Naturalization Law
- Naturalization & Citizenship
- Texas, 2006
- Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, Fort Worth, Texas
- J.D. - May, 2005
- Honors: Dean's List (Fall 2002, Spring 2004, Fall 2004, Spring 2005)
- University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
- B.A. - 1999
- Major: Economics
Professional Associations and Memberships
- American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member