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Raoul G. Cantero, III (born Raoul Roberto Garcia-Cantero y Batista in 1960) is a Floridamarker lawyer and a former Justice of the Florida Supreme Courtmarker.


Born in Madridmarker, Spainmarker, Cantero graduated from Florida State Universitymarker as an undergraduate and from Harvard Universitymarker's law schoolmarker and a Fulbright Scholar. Prior to his appointment to the Florida Supreme Court, he was a shareholder in the Miamimarker firm of Adorno & Yoss.

On July 10, 2002, Governor Jeb Bush appointed Cantero to the Florida Supreme Courtmarker. Cantero had not previously served as a judge, although he had extensive experience as an appellate attorney.

During the Bush presidency he was mentioned as a potential Supreme Court nominee.

On April 11, 2008, Cantero announced he would resign from the Florida Supreme Court, due to his family's desire to return to Miami, their hometown. His last day on the court was September 6, 2008. He had announced his intention to thereafter join leading international law firm White & Case LLP as a partner in the Miami office and head of the Miami Appellate Practice group.


His father is Raoul Garcia-Cantero y Parajon and his mother is Elisa Aleida Batista y Godinez (born 1933). He married Ana Maria Perdomo on June 17, 1983 and they have three children. He attended the Sisters of St. Joseph run St. Theresa Schoolmarker in Coral Gablesmarker, Florida and later graduated high School from the Marist brothers run Christopher Columbus High School in Miami. His maternal grandfather was former Cuban President Fulgencio Batista.

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