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.
J. Scott Frederick, Of Counsel
Scott began his career in Beaumont, Texas near his hometown of Groves, Texas, representing defendants in lawsuits brought by those injured due to another’s alleged negligence. After representing defendants for seven years, Scott moved to Corpus Christi and began representing individuals that need guidance and counsel in an effort to obtain the compensation they deserve after being injured due to a company’s or individual’s negligent acts.
Scott enjoys representing the individuals and leveling the playing field when an insurance company refuses to fairly and justly compensate the individual. Scott eventually moved back home to continue representing individuals against those that caused injuries. He enjoys traveling the State of Texas assisting Jason DeSouza in his dogged and persistent pursuit of justice on behalf of injured individuals.
Juan Villarreal, Litigation 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.
Paul T Bowers, Litigation Attorney
Paul Bowers is a 7th generation Texan originally from Houston, and joined DeSouza Law, PC in February of 2018. Paul handles a variety of cases including wrongful death, automobile and trucking collisions, maritime injury (Jones Act), and workplace injuries. Since joining the firm, Paul has litigated cases all over Texas.
Paul has been selected every year as a Super Lawyers Rising Stars in Texas since 2015, as well as an American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys Top 40 Under 40 in 2016.
Paul is active in several bar associations, including the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association. Paul received a Psychology degree from Texas A&M University in 2006 prior to receiving his law degree from South Texas College of Law Houston in 2011. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, and supporting the Raiders. Just win, baby!
Victor J. Sanchez, Litigation Attorney
Victor J. Sanchez is a litigation attorney with DeSouza Law Firm. Victor has spent his entire career fighting for Plaintiff’s involved in trucking accidents, commercial vehicle accidents, auto accidents, workplace accidents, and premise liability accidents.
Victor received his Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University, and graduated with honors from St. Mary’s University School of Law. After attaining his Juris Doctorate, Victor focused his strengths to help those in need.
Mr. Sanchez has experience working in large personal injury firms, all the way down to solo practice firms. This unique blend of experience, raw talent, and determination provides Clients of DeSouza Law with the highest level of legal representation.
Roman Gonzalez, Litigation Attorney
Roman was born and raised in South Texas and has spent the last 20 years in private practice as well as working as Assistant County Attorney and Assistant District Attorney for Jim Wells County.
Roman received his Bachelor’s degree with honors from Texas A&I University, and was awarded his Law Degree from Texas Tech School of Law in 1996. He has spent his entire legal career advocating for the elderly, disabled, and economically disadvantaged people of South Texas. While in Law School Roman worked at the Salvation Army Shelter in Lubbock, Texas for 3 years. This commitment to public service has persisted throughout his legal career and Roman is the founder and president of the West Alice Youth Center a community organization that promotes exercise, healthy living and drug prevention for the youth of South Texas.
Throughout his 20 years as a licensed attorney, Roman has represented clients in personal injury cases across the State of Texas, tirelessly seeking justice for his injured clients. In his free time, Roman coaches’ youth sports teams and brings his expertise to lead the area in rehabilitating dilapidated parks and sports facilities for the benefit of the Alice, San Diego, Ben Bolt, and Palito Blanco communities.
Shobha Murali, Paralegal
Shobha Murali started work at DeSouza Law in December 2015, bringing with her more than 6 years of experience including Personal Injury, Debt collection, Mortgage and Bankruptcy.
A commerce graduate with a law degree, Shobha is passionate about assisting the attorneys at DeSouza Law in furtherance of the firm’s objective in providing aggressive legal representation to clients in need.
Apart from work, Shobha treasures her family time, cherishes time with friends and enjoys her Zumba lessons.
Isha Upadhyay, Paralegal
Isha Upadhyay started work at DeSouza Law in August 2017, bringing with her more than 3 years of experience including Personal Injury and Debt collection.
A commerce graduate with a law degree, Isha enthusiastically assists the attorneys at DeSouza Law. She is dedicated and aims to consistently provide pehenomenal legal representation to clients in need.
Apart from work, Isha loves travelling cooking and listening music.
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.
Mary Kinnaman, Administrative Assistant
I love working with people and learning new things. I worked with the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office for 14 years. I dealt with family law and criminal law.
I love spending time with my family and friends. I love watching football. My favorite team is the Dallas Cowboys.