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.
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!
Robert B. Evans III, Litigation Attorney
Robert B. Evans III, JD, MBA is an accomplished attorney licensed in Texas since 2001 with over 2 decades of professional experience. He has also received numerous awards and was selected as Top Attorney of the Year for 2018 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the legal field. Mr. Evans is experienced in personal injury litigation, contract negotiations, commercial and residential leases, corporate transactions and reorganizations, as well as business formation and management. His goal is to seek justice for his clients and continue making a difference in people’s lives in any way he can.
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 phenomenal legal representation to clients in need.
Apart from work, Isha loves traveling cooking and listening to 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.
Sara Gonzalez, Law Clerk
A law graduate by academics, it doesn’t come as a surprise that Sara chose Personal Injury as her professional domain, having personally gone through the agony of losing a loved one in a devastating car crash, pretty early in life. She joined DeSouza Law PC. in June 2019, grateful that she has been given an opportunity to contribute in her own small way to make a huge difference in many deserving lives.
Other than her love for music and books, she loves her long meditative walks, and connecting with people.
Alyssa Marie Pruneda, Legal Assistant
Alyssa Marie Pruneda, I joined the firm In March of 2020, I am originally from Alice, Texas, and reside in San Antonio, Texas.I am a full time student at coastal bend college aiming for my associates in Biology, and continuing my eduction to reaching a bachelors in biology. I love meeting new people, and socializing Is one of my favorite things to do. I enjoying traveling and spending time with my family and friends.
Michelle Roberson, Legal Assistant
I have worked in the Legal field for 11 years, earning experience in criminal and family law. After earning my paralegal certificate I work at The Office of the Attorney General, then I spent 6 years working with troubled youths in the Juvenile Justice System. I am a co-owner of a non profit organization that was founded on assisting children with cancer and has reached to organizing with local businesses to assist families in times of crisis. I enjoy traveling and emersing myself in different cultures, I look forward to road trips and exploring the off beaten path. I am always seeking the next adventure.
Lora Casarez, Case Manager
I joined the Firm in July of 2020. I was born and raised in the State of Texas, a mother of 8 for 5 boys 3 girls, a Retired Navy wife. I have an Associates Degree of Science for Medical Administrative assistant, Billing and Coding, had obtained a Paralegal Certificate in Legal Studies out of California, A Bachelors Degree in Social and Criminal Justice through Ashford University, majoring in Forensics and Investigations and attended Kaplan University for a Masters in Criminal Law, I had the opportunity to work for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice as a Correctional Officer before being given the opportunity to work for the State of Texas as a Parole Officer II for 7 years, assisting with reintegrating offenders into society, assisted with Gang Intel. Moved to San Antonio where I was given a new opportunity to work with great people here at the DeSouza Lawfirm, became a Notary for the State of Texas, and obtaining the credentials to being a Process Server, where I hope to further my career in Law.
Lucie Kossut, Law Clerk
Lucie is a graduate Criminal Justice student at Boston University MET College where her specialization is Cybercrime Investigation and Cybersecurity. She studies the principles of cyberlaw & policy and learns how to conduct digital forensic investigations and serve as an expert witness in court. She is interested in the investigation and prosecution of international crimes, specifically those related to human trafficking, as well as philosophy, politics and global affairs. Her journey to law and criminal justice began from teaching English to European prosecutors and attorneys. Currently, Lucie writes legal articles and assists with various matters at the firm while deepening her knowledge of law and justice.