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Kim Christian DSouza

Foreclosure Attorney at Newburgh, NY

5.0   1 review

About Kim

Learn Kim’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Foreclosure
    60%
    Mortgage Foreclosure Defense Attorney- State of New York- Vigorous, competent court intervention. I work with Bankruptcy Attorneys, and Attorneys who specialize in foreclosure alternatives to find the solutions which allow you to handle foreclosure on your own terms.

    16 years, 25 cases

  2. Appeals
    30%
    Appeals of State Court Foreclosure Judgments

    10 years, 5 cases

  3. Consumer protection
    5%
    State of New York, and federal. Multiple Claim Litigation against financial institutions.

    12 years, 10 cases

  4. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    3%

    10 years, 2 cases

  5. Chapter 11 bankruptcy
    1%

    10 years, 1 case

  6. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    1%

    10 years, 1 case

 

Prior to admission to bar, I interned in the Real Property Bureau of the NYS AG, the Consumer Frauds Bureau of the NYS AG, and the District Office of Congressman Hamilton Fish, Jr.  Admitted to practice in 1993, I worked for a title insurance agency, conducting title searches, and representing the title insurance company at closings.  After that, I worked for a sole practictioner as a litigating attorney in real property areas.   I continued to go to school, and received my Master's of Science in Special Education in 1995, and my Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Administration in 1999.  I worked in various capacities as a Educational, Vocational, and Residential Counsel for disabled individuals before becoming a Special Education Teacher.  I returned to the practice of  law upon learning of the current abuses of the mortgage foreclosure area, and have focused my attention in the context of foreclosure defense on establishing limits for unlawful bank conduct.

Licensed for 29 years
State NY
Status Delinquent
Acquired 1993
Updated 07/09/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Kim

Law Office of Kim DSouza
32 Washinton Place
Newburgh, NY, 12550

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent
I spoke with the attorney about defending a foreclosure action. He has a lot of experience and knowledge in this area. He answered all my questions and gave me information I didn't even know about. I realize how important it is to have an attorney if you are in foreclosure.

Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Never
Payment methods
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Foreclosure Defense Attorney
  • Law Office of Kim DSouza
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Bankruptcy Attorney
  • Law Office of Thomas Minotti
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Real Property Attorney
  • Law Office of Leo Ritter
  • 1993 - 1994
  • Title Searcher
  • RG Agency
  • 1992 - 1993
  • Intern
  • Real Property Bureau of NYS AG
  • 1992 - 1992
  • Intern
  • Consumer Frauds Bureau of NYS AG
  • 1991 - 1991
  • Intern
  • Bureau Office Congressman Hamilton Fish
  • 1991 - 1991
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Education

  • SUNY New Paltz
  • Certificate of Advanced Study
  • 1999
  • SUNY New Palz
  • M.S.
  • 1995
  • Albany Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Cornell University
  • B.A.
  • 1989
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Legal Cases

  • Wells Fargo v. Ostiguy
  • Bank's Motion For Order of Reference Denied; Homeowner's Motion to Dismiss For Lack of Standing Granted

Associations

  • Debtor Consumer Bankruptcy Law
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Foreclosure Legal Defense
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Foreclosure Prevention
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • TOP CONTRIBUTOR
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • FEATURED FORECLOSURE ATTORNEY
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • AVVO Top Contributor 2014
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • AVVO FEATURED FORECLOSURE ATTORNEY
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Ni-Dan (Second Degree Black Belt)
  • American Buo Kai
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (10)
Foreclosure Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He demonstrate deep understanding and knowledge in foreclosure defense."
Foreclosure Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer with no reservation. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible."
Foreclosure Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kim D'Souza demonstrates excellent skill and mastery of foreclosure defenses and pleading strategies in New York foreclosure actions. Her comments and answers as well as guides here on AVVO are well stated positions and you should feel confident in her skills and abilities."
Foreclosure Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. She consistently provides excellent advice regarding foreclosure matters to Avvo users."
Foreclosure Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Foreclosure Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
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Foreclosure
Foreclosure
Chapter 13 bankruptcy
Bankruptcy and debt
Chapter 7 bankruptcy
Chapter 7 bankruptcy