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ELIAS LEONARD DSOUZA, ESQ. Of Counsel

Educational Experience

Nova Southeastern University, Davie, Florida Juris Doctor, 1999
Nova Southeastern University, Davie, Florida Masters In International Business, 1996
Palm Beach Atlantic College, West Palm Beach, Florida B.S. Human Resource Management, 1994

Legal Experience

Shareholder - Law Office of Elias Leonard Dsouza, P.A.
Since 2005, I have represented individuals in the United States Bankruptcy Court in Personal and Business Bankruptcy (Chapter 7, 13 and 11). I also defend Foreclosures, assist individuals in refinancing, negotiate with creditors, assist in clearing credit report deficiencies, defend credit card lawsuits, contract disputes, and real estate lawsuits. I have also represented creditors in Bankruptcy Court and Bankruptcy Litigation.
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Associate - The Dellutri Law Group, P.A. November 2003 to March 2005.

Partner - Divale, Tolentino & Dsouza, P.A. March 2003 to November 2003.
While at the above law firms, I focused my practice in representing individuals in Personal and Business Bankruptcy and Bankruptcy related litigation, Personal Injury, Family law, Foreclosure defense, credit card, contract, and real estate litigation. I also represented creditors in Bankruptcy Court.

Associate - David Marshall Brown and Associates, P.A. October 1999 to March 2003.
I joined the law firm of David Marshall Brown and Associates, P.A., as a Law Clerk while I was in law school. Later, after I passed the bar exam, I was hired by the firm as an associate. As an associate lawyer at the firm, I primarily focused my practice in representing individuals and businesses in the United States Bankruptcy Court in Personal and Business Bankruptcies, and Bankruptcy related litigation and Bankruptcy appeals to the United States District Court. I also practiced Probate law, and defended Foreclosure, credit card, contract, and other civil litigation.

Memberships

Bankruptcy Bar Association of South Florida
Bankruptcy Bar Association of Central Florida
Broward County Bar Association
Orange County Bar Association
North Broward Bar Association
Rotary Club of Weston
Miami-Dade Bar Association
South Asian Bar Association
Legal Aid Broward County Pro Bono Attorney for the Year 2007.

Bar Admissions

Florida Bar (2000); United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, Northern District and Middle District of Florida.