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Emily McDonough Souza Murtha Cullina LLP Associate

Associate

New Haven
Email: esouza@murthalaw.com
Phone: 203-772-7711
Fax: 860-240-5811

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Bar & Court Admissions

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

Education

  • Quinnipiac University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2014)
  • University of Connecticut (B.S., magna cum laude, 2010)

Emily McDonough Souza


As a member of the Litigation Department, Emily McDonough Souza represents clients in a wide range of litigation matters, including insurance recovery. Her experience includes insurance coverage, professional liability, and business litigation. She has regularly appeared on behalf of clients in both state and federal court oral arguments, mediations, and pretrial conferences.

Prior to joining Murtha Cullina, Emily was an associate at a prominent law firm in New Haven, Connecticut, as well as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Eliot D. Prescott of the Connecticut Appellate Court.  Emily received her J.D. magna cum laude from Quinnipiac University School of Law. In law school, she served as the Executive Managing Editor of the Quinnipiac Law Review, and 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. She received her B.S. magna cum laude from the University of Connecticut, where she was a member of the Honors Program.

  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • New Haven County Bar Association
  • Milford Bar Association
  • Law Clerk, Honorable Eliot D. Prescott at the Connecticut Appellate Court, 2016-2017
  • Law Clerk, Connecticut Judicial Branch, Legal Research Office, 2014-2016
  • Legal Intern, United States Attorney's Office, 2013
  • Legal Intern, Office of the Corporation Counsel, City of New Haven, 2013
  • Legal Intern, State’s Attorney’s Office, Milford-Ansonia Judicial District, 2012
  • Beth-El Center, Inc., Member of Board of Directors
Overview

As a member of the Litigation Department, Emily McDonough Souza represents clients in a wide range of litigation matters, including insurance recovery. Her experience includes insurance coverage, professional liability, and business litigation. She has regularly appeared on behalf of clients in both state and federal court oral arguments, mediations, and pretrial conferences.

Prior to joining Murtha Cullina, Emily was an associate at a prominent law firm in New Haven, Connecticut, as well as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Eliot D. Prescott of the Connecticut Appellate Court.  Emily received her J.D. magna cum laude from Quinnipiac University School of Law. In law school, she served as the Executive Managing Editor of the Quinnipiac Law Review, and 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. She received her B.S. magna cum laude from the University of Connecticut, where she was a member of the Honors Program.

Memberships
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • New Haven County Bar Association
  • Milford Bar Association
Prior Experience
  • Law Clerk, Honorable Eliot D. Prescott at the Connecticut Appellate Court, 2016-2017
  • Law Clerk, Connecticut Judicial Branch, Legal Research Office, 2014-2016
  • Legal Intern, United States Attorney's Office, 2013
  • Legal Intern, Office of the Corporation Counsel, City of New Haven, 2013
  • Legal Intern, State’s Attorney’s Office, Milford-Ansonia Judicial District, 2012
Community Activities
  • Beth-El Center, Inc., Member of Board of Directors
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
Education
  • Quinnipiac University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2014)
  • University of Connecticut (B.S., magna cum laude, 2010)
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