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Raynald Cantin

Raynald B. Cantin, Esq.
Biography

Raynald B. Cantin ventured from his New England roots at the age of 13 and spent four years learning French and completing his preparatory education in French Canada.

Returning to the USA, he spent his first two years of college at St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield, CT and then received his B.A. cum laude from St. Bonaventure University in New York.

After some graduate work, Mr. Cantin taught at Cheshire Academy in Cheshire, CT and founded the Connecticut/Western Massachusetts Chapter of MENSA.

Mr. Cantin received his Juris Doctor from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1969. Following admission to the Connecticut Bar Association, Mr. Cantin opened a general practice law office in Constitution Plaza in Hartford, Connecticut in 1970.

Attorney Cantinís first high-profile case was in 1972, when he brought a successful federal lawsuit against the State Police for the controversial and well-publicized Perkins brothers killings in Norwich, Connecticut.

Also in 1972, his appointment as Special Counsel to represent the City of Hartford and its citizens in PUC hearings was the subject matter of many editorials by the former Hartford newspaper, the Hartford Times, as well as the Hartford Courant. His efforts on behalf of Hartfordís residents were recognized by a City Council Resolution in September of 1973.

In 1973, Attorney Cantin represented Connecticut Citizenís Action Group Director Toby Moffett in successfully challenging Connecticutís lobbying fee. Governor Ella Grasso appointed him to the Public Utilities Reorganization Task Force in 1976.

Attorney Cantin has long been a member of the Family Law Section of the Hartford County Bar Association and the Connecticut Bar Association.

In the 1990s Attorney Cantin was invited to become a member of the American Inns of Court where he served as a two term president of the Oliver Ellsworth Inns of Court.

Attorney Cantin frequently serves as a Special Master in the Superior Court and was elected as a Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation James W. Cooper Fellows Program.

Attorney Cantin served on the Governorís Task Force on Child Custody and has focused his efforts on Family Law for the last twenty years. Attorney Cantinís specialization is domestic relations litigation; he has dedicated himself to helping families resolve their differences and move forward with their lives.

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