Emily McDonough Souza

Emily McDonough Souza

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195 Church Street, 13th Floor

New Haven, CT 06510

Phone: 203.821.2000

Fax: 203.821.2009

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Emily McDonough Souza practices litigation, primarily in medical malpractice defense. Before joining Neubert, Pepe & Monteith Attorney Souza completed a position as law clerk to the Honorable Eliot D. Prescott at the Connecticut Appellate Court in Hartford.

Prior to Attorney Souza’s appellate clerkship, she began her legal career as a research clerk for trial level judges of the Superior Court. There, she served as criminal law specialist for the Connecticut Judicial Branch’s Legal Research Office, acting as the primary resource for judges and co-clerks on issues related to criminal law. In addition, she has held intern positions at the United States Attorney’s Office, Office of the Corporation Counsel for the City of New Haven, and the State’s Attorney’s Office. She also was a student in the Quinnipiac Civil Justice Clinic. While at the Clinic she represented a client in an appeal before the Connecticut Department of Labor.

Attorney Souza received her B.S. magna cum laude from the University of Connecticut. While at the University of Connecticut she was a student in the Honors Program. She received her J.D. magna cum laude from Quinnipiac University School of Law. In law school, Attorney Souza served as the Executive Managing Editor of the Quinnipiac Law Review. Furthermore, she received numerous awards, including the James A. Trowbridge Professional Responsibility Award, Excellence in Clinical Work Award, Service to the Community Award, and three Distinguished Academic Achievement Awards. Her casenote, entitled State v. Guilbert: Should Jurors in Connecticut Be Educated About Eyewitness Reliability Through Expert Testimony or Jury Instructions?, is published in the Quinnipiac Law Review.

Attorney Souza is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association and Milford Bar Association. She practices in the state of Connecticut.

  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member
  • Milford Bar Association, Member
  • New Haven County Bar Association, Member
  • State v. Guilbert: Should Jurors in Connecticut Be Educated About Eyewitness Reliability Through Expert Testimony or Jury Instructions?, 32 Quinnipiac L. Rev. 865 (2015)
  • James A. Trowbridge Professional Responsibility Award
  • Excellence in Clinical Work Award
  • Service to the Community Award
  • Distinguished Academic Achievement Award, Highest Grade in Administrative Law
  • Distinguished Academic Achievement Award, Highest Grade in Family Law
  • Distinguished Academic Achievement Award, Highest Grade in Legal Skills II

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut

Education

  • Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • University of Connecticut, B.S., magna cum laude
  • University College Dublin, Quinn Business School, Study Abroad