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Collins Hannafin, P.C

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Paula Boa Sousa


203-744-2150 (Ext. 3303) phone

203-797-1034 fax

PAULA BOA SOUSA practices in the areas of Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Probate, and Elder Law, including Medicaid applications.

Attorney Sousa is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Fairfield University.  She earned her Juris Doctor, with a Tax Law Certificate, from The University of Connecticut School of Law, and is admitted to practice in the State of Connecticut.  Prior work experience includes internships at the Danbury Probate Court and in the chambers of Magistrate Judge Joan Glazer Margolis at the New Haven Federal District Courthouse.

In November 2010, Attorney Sousa was named to the Legislative Committee of the Elder Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association. This role positions Attorney Sousa to advocate for Connecticut’s seniors and play a vital part in passing legislation that will improve State programs for the elderly, protect them from abuse, and improve their overall quality of life.  In addition to her work on the legislative committee, Attorney Sousa currently serves as Treasurer of the Elder Law Section.

Attorney Sousa is a member of the Estates and Probate and Elder Law sections 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 Ann’s Place, a cancer support services organization located in Danbury.

Attorney Sousa is fluent in Portuguese and conversant in Spanish.  She is a life-long resident of Danbury and resides there with her husband and family.

Professional associations and memberships:

  • Connecticut Bar Association, Estates and Probate and Elder Law Sections
  • Western Connecticut Estate and Tax Planning Council
  • Danbury Bar Association
  • Portuguese Bar Association of Connecticut
  • Regional Hospice and Home Care of Western Connecticut; Board of Directors – 2011-2014
  • Ann’s Place; Board of Directors – 2015-present


  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Collins Hannafin, P.C., has provided quality legal services to clients in the Greater Danbury area for over 60 years. We serve business and individual clients from Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Ridgefield, Redding, Sherman, and Southbury.


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