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Tadeu Velloso’s reverence for the law has a lot to do with his background. “As a first-generation U.S. American, the son of Brazilian immigrants, I have always been acutely aware of the power of law,” he notes. “I’ve been especially interested in what factors influence the law and how rules and regulations affect people in their everyday lives."
“So enrolling in law school represented a natural progression for me. It was there that I learned how to think through the complexities of a problem and reach a creative, proactive, reasonable solution that benefits those I represent.”
An Olympia resident who recently completed a coveted judicial clerkship with The Hon. Steven González of the Washington Supreme Court, Tadeu is a natural leader who honors his historical roots and contributes significantly to the communities of which he is a part. At the UW School of Law, for example, he was president of the Latinx Law Student Association, a member of the Dean’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, and a founding member of Law Students Working Against Institutionalized Racism.
“My advice to new lawyers? Be kind to your colleagues and clients. Listen. Maintain your integrity. Stand by what you believe in. And don’t spread yourself too thin.” – TADEU VELLOSO
Today, the self-described film fan and dog lover who speaks three languages is a member of the Latino/a Bar Association of Washington, the Diversity Committee of the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, and the Young Lawyers Section of the Thurston County Bar Association. Phillips Burgess colleagues say he already is making an impact in local legal circles, and they are delighted he has chosen to join the PB legal team.
“I have found at this law firm a group of exceptional legal professionals committed to excellence, devoted to our clients, invested in each other , and dedicated to the growth and vitality of Southwest Washington,” says Tadeu. “For a young lawyer eager to make his mark, it’s a compelling combination.”
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