Small Firm Attention.
Big Firm Expertise.
At DeSouza Law, we stand for the principle that a client should not have to choose between personalized attention and substantial experience. We understand that each client is unique and that each case requires personalized attention from its beginning through conclusion.
The DeSouza Law motto says it all – small firm attention, big firm experience. Our mission is to provide individualized attention to every client while providing the experience coming from years working with Fortune 500 clients on major legal matters.
With more than 1,000 cases litigated in 25+ jurisdictions, countless depositions, court hearings, and trials, the attorneys at DeSouza Law have the right experience to guide your business through the typical and atypical challenges that are faced in both high-stakes litigation and business transactions.
You don’t need a cheerleader and likewise don’t need an attorney who fights for the sake of fighting. You need an advisor who takes the time to learn about you and your business and offers strategic advice to succeed. You’ve come to the right place.
Robust Litigation Experience
We have a tremendous amount of experience litigating in state, federal, bankruptcy, and appellate courts around the country. This includes legal research, motion/brief writing, depositions, evidentiary hearings, mediations, arbitrations, and trials.
Strategic Legal Advice
“A Man Without a Purpose is Like a Ship Without a Rudder.” Those words are especially poignant when it comes to choosing the right attorney for your legal matter. The attorneys at DeSouza Law are always thinking two steps ahead with a laser focus on our clients’ needs/goals.
Our Practice Areas
One size does not fit all when it comes to attorneys – the law is always changing and the last thing you need is to pay a lawyer to learn the law that is relevant to your issue. The DeSouza Law attorneys have substantial experience in a number of areas – we don’t do everything, nor should you trust anyone who says they do. By focusing on certain areas of the law, we are able to provide individualized attention and tailored advice that best suits your needs.
From contract disputes to LLC membership breakups, fraud, civil theft, and everything in between, the attorneys at DeSouza Law provide invaluable guidance when the future of your business is on the line.
Litigation threats are not just external. Employers must be vigilant and follow a complex set of employment laws to ensure compliance and avoid common lawsuits for overtime violations, discrimination, and/or harassment.
Class Action Litigation
Class actions are typically high-stakes lawsuits involving hundreds if not thousands of plaintiffs injured in a similar manner. We work with class representatives in dissecting what are typically complex webs of financial and other documents to uncover the underlying conduct.
Copyright and Trademark
Copyright and trademark infringement can decimate a business' profits and provide an unfair advantage to competitors. If another business is stealing or capitalizing on your logo, name, images, or products, we can help.
The best lawsuit is the one that was never filed. Our attorneys can help you navigate complex legal terms and contract language to put you in the best position possible if a dispute ever materializes.
Federal Court Practice
Lawsuits in federal court - whether because of a federal statute or diversity jurisdiction - are a different animal than those in state courts. With experience in over 500 federal court lawsuits, the attorneys at DeSouza Law can help you navigate the nuances of federal court.
In a litigious society, any business or individual with a sizeable net worth has a veritable target on their back. By protecting assets through legitimate means, you can lower both the risk of litigation and the risk of losing everything in the event of an adverse judgment.
Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy Litigation
Debtors often file bankruptcy to avoid legitimate debts or frustrate collection efforts. We frequently help creditors pursue and defend adversary proceedings in bankruptcy court, whether against debtors, bankruptcy trustees, or otherwise.
How It Works
There is no magic wand or one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to the legal world. That is why you need an attorney who will listen to your problem, apply his/her knowledge, and develop a plan that will put you in the best position possible – whether at the business planning stage or when a lawsuit must be filed.
The first step in seeking legal guidance is often the hardest - we are many things, but we are not fortune tellers capable of knowing when you need us. If you have a question, feel free to reach out - we don't bite (at least not our own clients).
We can't help everyone with every problem, but if your case is the type we handle, we will work hand-in-hand with you to develop the best strategy possible to achieve success - whether that is winning your lawsuit or finalizing a contract.
"Action" can look different depending on the situation, but it should always be with a purpose. Our attorneys ensure that the best strategies are always implemented and adapted as the legal landscape changes.
Contact DeSouza Law today to schedule a consultation to see whether we can assist you with solving your legal issue. Our attorneys and staff are standing by.