Paula C. P. de Sousa is a partner in the Special Districts practice group of Best Best & Krieger LLP.
Ms. de Sousa practices in most areas of public agency representation, including the Political Reform Act, Brown Act, California Public Records Act, public works construction and purchasing issues, real property issues, and the Cortese- Knox-Hertzberg Local Government Reorganization Act of 2000.
Ms. de Sousa currently serves as general counsel to public agencies such as the Metro Wastewater JPA, North County Transit District, Padre Dam Municipal Water District, Santa Fe Irrigation District, Sweetwater Authority, and Valley Center Municipal Water District. She also provides special counsel services to public agencies throughout California.
Ms. de Sousa is active in the San Diego community, both as a member of professional groups such as the San Diego County Bar Association and the Lawyers Club, and through community service as a former Board Member and current volunteer of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, San Diego affiliate.
Ms. de Sousa graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in Political Science. She received her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where she was a member of the Pacific Law Journal. She joined BB&K upon graduation from law school.