Jason DeSouza, Lead Trial Attorney
I am the firm’s founder and lead trial attorney. I founded this firm on the principle that people injured because of someone else’s carelessness deserve aggressive representation. I have a proven track record in court, prevailing against some of the largest insurance companies and corporations in the United States and worldwide, on the simple idea that I will get the best settlement for you based on your injuries – or I will try your case to a jury. I charge no fees or expenses unless we collect money on your behalf.
The firm is focused exclusively on personal injury litigation and we represent clients injured in the oilfield, injured by 18 wheelers or company vehicles, and those injured by slip and falls.
Shelly Cantu, Litigation Paralegal
Shelly brings a broad depth of experience in the provision of paralegal support and specializes in personal injury work, and also has experience in family, real estate, and criminal law. She has significant experience in all aspects of the litigation process. She graduated in 2004 with a Paralegal Degree from Texas A&M International.
Prior to working for DeSouza Law, Shelly worked as a Litigation Paralegal for the Law Offices of Thomas J. Henry and has also worked for Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) as an Intelligence Research Analyst.
Shelly is originally from Freer, Duval County, Texas and now lives in San Antonio, Texas. She enjoys traveling and spending time with family.
Juan Villarreal, Attorney
Mr. Juan P. Villarreal Jr. is an associate attorney with DeSouza Law. Joining DeSouza Law in 2016, Juan currently represents clients involved in auto accidents, company vehicle accidents, trucking accidents, workplace accidents, and premises liability accidents.
Juan received his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from St. Mary’s University, followed by his Juris Doctorate from the St. Mary’s University School of Law. Prior to law school, Juan worked with at-risk youth throughout Bexar County. While in law school, Juan clerked for the South Texas Civil Rights Project and the Texas Attorney General’s Office.
Before joining DeSouza Law, Juan was on active duty in the United States Army and continues to serve as a paratrooper in the Texas Army National Guard.
Originally from Laredo, Texas, Juan has embraced San Antonio as his home. He is an avid Spurs fan and outdoorsman and enjoys spending his free time with his family, including his two dogs, Rocky and Zoe.
Carla Ozuna, Law Clerk
Carla Ozuna is a native of San Antonio, Texas where she graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School. Shortly after graduation she attended St. Mary’s University where she completed her undergraduate degree with a major in Philosophy and significant course work beyond a minor in Economics in 2003. During her time at St. Mary’s, she worked with the Lackland Air Force Base Judge Advocate General’s legal department. After graduation, she worked with the Department of Family and Protective Services as an investigator for Child Protective Services. In 2012, Carla returned to St. Mary’s University to attend their School of Law, where she graduated in 2015. Prior to graduation, Carla interned at the Bexar County Civil Staff Attorney’s Office for two years. Carla has also worked in family law, criminal law, corporate law, and bankruptcy law. Carla joined the DeSouza Law PC team in March 2016.
Elma Benavides, Administrative Assistant
I’m a person that loves people, working and traveling. My biggest fault is that I love love love shopping! I’m always ready to help others. I worked for AT&T for over 40 years and loved every minute of it.