After 23 years with McManis Faulkner, Gloria Souza has announced her retirement. She is looking forward to days filled with sun, family and her beloved watercolors. Gloria has been a vibrant, integral part of the McManis Faulkner family, and though we wish her well, she will be missed by all.
In working with McManis Faulkner for more than two decades, Gloria has seen the firm grow and prosper. When she first joined, there were only three partners, and the firm numbered 10 in total. McManis Faulkner currently has 12 partners and more than 50 attorneys and staff.
Gloria began her career at McManis Faulkner as a legal assistant. Over time, through her dedication and hard work, Gloria became a member of the firm’s administrative and financial teams, where she managed the accounts receivable department and was also responsible for maintaining client and case information, as well as the case conflict program. With efficiency and good humor as her hallmark, Gloria has become a valuable asset to McManis Faulkner and our clients.
In her retirement, Gloria will be able to devote herself full-time to her art, bringing watercolors to life. Producing watercolor pieces for more than 25 years, Gloria’s art has been displayed all over the South Bay. She was most recently the featured artist at the Phantom Art Gallery in Milpitas. Currently, Gloria’s paintings can be found at Caspian Village Restaurant (Evergreen), as well as via her website, www.watercolorsbygloriamejiasouza.com.
At McManis Faulkner, Gloria’s most famous art impact was her rendition of a Lex the Lawyer shark that was displayed in 2001 as a part of the San Jose Sharks’ 10th anniversary public art exhibit. (We’re confident the moustache and rounded glasses were not based on any McManis Faulkner lawyers.)