Paula Boa Sousa, of Danbury, CT, has been promoted to principal at the Collins Hannafin law firm.
Paula joined Collins Hannafin as an associate in 2009 and has practiced in the areas of Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Probate, and Elder Law, including Medicaid applications.
Sousa is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Fairfield University and earned her J. D., with a Tax Law Certificate, from the University of Connecticut School of Law. She serves as Secretary of the Elder Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, and is a member of the Section’s Legislative Committee, advocating for changes in law to benefit the elderly. Other memberships include the Estates and Probate Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, the Western Connecticut Estate and Tax Planning Council, and the Portuguese Cultural Center in Danbury. Attorney Sousa also serves on the Board of Directors of Regional Hospice and Home Care of Western Connecticut.
Attorney Sousa is fluent in Portuguese and conversant in Spanish. She is a native of Danbury, and currently resides there with her family.