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José Z. Canto

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Immigration Attorney in Silver Spring, MD

The Canto Law Firm, LLC
8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1100
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 301-244-8048
Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2022
Licensed in Maryland Since: 2012
Practice Areas: Immigration: Consumer (70%), Business/Corporate (10%), Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%), Family Law (10%)
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Attorney Profile

The Canto Law Firm, LLC provides legal services of the highest caliber to businesses and individuals throughout the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia.  As a general practice law firm, The Canto Law Firm is available to assist you in resolving a wide array of legal matters that you or your business may be facing.


About José Z. Canto

First Admitted: 2012, Maryland

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Educational Background

  • University Colelge Dublin, Mitchell Scholarship Recipient  , 2009
  • Georgetown University, 2008


Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Performed over 100 hours of pro bono service to nonprofit organizations each year., 2017

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • April 5, 2017—José Z. Canto, Esq. participated as a panelist today at the Pro Bono Coordinating Counsel meeting held in Silver Spring, Maryland.  Mr. Canto spoke on best practices for case placement and supervision of pro bono cases among provider agencies in Maryland., Guest Speaker, 2017

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Montgomery County Bar Foundation Pro Bono Program  , 2017
  • Pro Bono Attorney, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS), 2017
  • Pro Bono Attorney Community Legal Services of Prince George's County, Maryland, 2017


  • Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) honored José Z. Canto, Esq. with its pro bono achievement award.  Attorney Canto has accepted over 30 pro bono placements with the organization in the past two years., Pro Bono Achievement Award, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), 2018
  • The Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS) awarded José Z. Canto the 2014 Partnership Award today at its annual Celebrate Pro Bono ceremony at the University of Maryland Law School. The Partnership Award is given annually to individuals that have uniquely contributed to the mission of MVLS. Mr. Canto was recognized for his efforts to increase access to justice for Spanish-speaking individuals., Partnership Award , Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, 2014
  • The Anne Arundel County Bar Association recognized José Z. Canto, Esq. as a finalist for the President’s Pro Bono Award., Finalist for President's Pro Bono Award, Anne Arundel County Bar Association, 2016
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Office Location for José Z. Canto

8403 Colesville Road
Suite 1100
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Last Updated: 9/22/2021

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