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I wholeheartedly endorse Athina Karamanlis Powers. Her advice was integral to my case, which led to a dismissal. Rest assured you can trust Athina with Legal advice and or representation.
Had a complicated fraud issue involving taxes,divorce and business malpractice which I had shopped around .No one had the professional experience Attorney powers had. She was quick to respond and gave me an in-depth explanation of her services and what i could realistically expect. In the end, I was free from any tax obligations, uncovered fraud committed by my spouse in divorce proceedings and walked away from a potentially damaging malpractice case. Attorney powers is a legal wiz and top of her game as a fraud examiner. God bless this woman.
If you get caught in a web of deception and need a lawyer Attorney Powers is the one to call. Too often cases drag out and lawyer rack up the $. Athina Powers offers a flat fee service and is worth every penny. The hours involved in paper work, emailing and especially phone calls gets to be out of hand with an hourly attorney. Athina is quick to respond, always there for you, does her research and never rushes you off the phone. My case took a long time and involved a lot of hurdles along the way. She was always willing to talk me through whatever was going on and her complete obsession for detail in paperwork saved my case. We went in fully prepared and won hands down. That was my first 2 cases...two down and 1 to go!
I've just begun entering a malpractice case, she talked with me like a family member, her story and how she views life alone was inspiring and made me feel like there is a chance for me to be recognized as a human who has been violated of their legal rights due to multiple errors by a hired law firm. She is what America used to be all about!
After practicing medicine for over 38 years without any problems the federal authorities came knocking at my door because my practice manager of 10 years had been stealing hundreds of thousands from medicare, the IRS and insurance companies. It seemed as though my entire life would go down the tubes -even though I was innocent and had no knowledge of the widespread fraud and corruption going on.Attorney Powers and her crack team of healthcare and fraud experts not only saved me but got me back on the road to recovering my dignity and some of the money I lost as a result of the major try state area RICO conspirators who stole not only my livelihood but almost cost me my professional license and freedom. Athina is the best
My company had been using one of the top California firms for our legal needs. When we needed a comprehensive evaluation of a proposed merger with a Uk firm, we contacted Ms. Powers who was recommended by an old college chum . We were pleasantly surprised by the exceptional professionalism of Ms. Powers whose intelligence and knowledge of the subject matter was remarkable . Never thought I'd be using a small firm but the personal attention, reasonable rates and results have made me a believer. This is a great lawyer who really listens to what clients what. Thanks Athina. Adam
Attorney Powers helped me uncover my ex husband's hidden assets. My divorce was long, expensive and absolutely dreadful. After 3 lawyers and endless pages of attempts to convince them that my ex husband was hiding money, none of them could make sense of the situation. The only lawyer that understood me, really listened to what I said, knew the accounting and financial dilemmas on paper, and made an effort to end my divorce and uncover the hidden assets was attorney Powers. With her, the settlement was fast and easy without the need to hire more 'experts'.
Let's face it, there are plenty of lawyers out there and plenty of not so good lawyers out there. Like most consumers I did the rounds with "experts in their field" only to be grossly disappointed by a vast majority of them who made lots of promises but delivered little in return. And then came Athina Powers. This lady is a dynamo and really knows her business.
My issue was a combo issue: suspected business fraud on the part of one of my partners and business expansion. The first task is still ongoing because as it turns out I was a victim of identity theft and scamming from someone from within my organization. Thanks to Athina , I got in touch with several agencies who are investigating my matter.
My 2nd issue: expanding my business. As the CEO of a multinational research firm, I needed an attorney who could reach out across the great pond to potential investors who were interested in our newest alternative energy research. Athina not only made the connection for us but put together a killer contract to cement the deal. Could not have done it without her.
This lady is something else.
Needed a lawyer because I believed my ex husband and his accountant were trying to scam me from money I was entitled to. Attorney Powers promptly answered by call and took the time to go through my lengthily concerns. Her advice was invaluable, fresh and gave me a new perspective on where to take my issue. I retained her services and got a bonus- she's an attorney and professional fraud examiner- which worked out great for me . Her fees are very reasonable when compared with other attorneys who charged me over $ 200,000 with few positive results. Attorney Powers is accommodating , listens to my needs and even has convenient office locations so I'm able to meet her at which ever location is better for me. In my case, attorney Powers went the extra step to use her fraud examining skills and experience as a former European attorney to track down hidden assets no body else had been able to locate. She's a real pro and fantastic lawyer who I highly recommend
In today's cut-throat world, an attorney of both honor and high caliber is a rather rare find.
I would like to personally thank Attorney Powers for her council and expertise regarding my case. Considering my long experience with businesses and the troubles that come with them, I've had many attorneys advise me regarding various matters and each attorney has given me advice more confusing and more expensive than the last. I was on the verge of financial breakdown and the counsellors recomended to me only cared about how large a portion of my bank accounts would eventually be transfered to them. I was appalled and feared that one of these individuals would be standing as my legal advisor were my matters brought to court.
On a rather ordinary day I met with one of my long time business partners and good friends whom had recently worked with Attorney Powers. He spoke so highly of her; he spoke as if she were a legal army of lawyers combined into one so I asked for her contact details. I am ashamed to say I assumed and belived she would be ridiculously overpriced and as cut-throat as the others.
Usually during first time meetings with an attorney, one would have a strange atmosphere in the room where all sorts of doubts come up in your head and your wallet. Surprisingly enough, upon meeting her the room was filled with a wonderfully clear aura. It was not just another "ambulance chasing" attorney looking for their next score.
I'd like to keep the matters of my consultation private, but needless to say there was no doubt in my head she HAD to be my legal counsel. Her retainer fee should have been much higher considering the wonderful work she did and I can not thank her enough for her help. She truly put my faith back into the legal system.