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Athina Karamanlis Powers

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About Me

Athina Powers is a California Attorney and Fraud Examiner, former lawyer of the Supreme Court of Greece and the Court of Justice in Brussels, and founder of a contemporary boutique law practice in California that assists clients in the counties of Riverside, San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange, and San Francisco.

Her mission is to provide clients with effective and efficient legal representation. For over 30 years, Attorney Powers has successfully represented clients in cases ranging from finance and economics to white collar crime and fraud investigations, as a(n):

1. Economist
2. Attorney of the Supreme Court of Greece and European Court of Justice (member of the Athenian Bar Association (1987-2000))
3. Former Foreign Legal Consultant for the State of New York
4. Attorney of the State of California and member of the California State Bar Association
5. Certified Fraud Examiner *

*California State Bar does not recognize Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE) as a specialty for California lawyers.

Attorney Powers has extensive experience in the fields of:
Business Law
Fraud Law (Civil, Criminal, State and Federal)
Family Law
Cyber Law, Internet Law & Website Counseling
Real Estate Law
Legal Malpractice
Medical Malpractice
Intellectual Property Law
International Law
Settlement Counsel
Her practice also provides:

Background checks
30-minute FREE consultation
Flexible payment plans
Competitive Pricing


Languages Spoken: English, French, Italian, Greek, Spanish

Practice Areas


  1. Family: 22%
    3 years
  2. Securities & Investment Fraud: 21%
    7 years
  3. Workers Compensation: 19%
    3 years
  4. Contracts & Agreements: 16%
  5. Other: 22%
  6. More 



Hourly ($300-400/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

36 total 

  • Hans Albert Gillinger

    I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Powers has an eye for detail and holds herself to the highest standards both ethically and with regard to results.


    Hans Gillinger Education Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Cheryl Rivera Smith

    Ms. Powers works hard to get you results. This attorney gives an opinion based on Academics and Experience. Trust Ms. Powers, she has a solid background and knows the law! I strongly endorse her.


    Cheryl Smith Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Athina Powers, Attorney at Law & Fraud Examiner

44650 Village Court, Suite 200, Palm Desert, CA 92260
9350 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 203
Beverly Hills, CA



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
NomosGreek American Lawyers Association2013
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney and Fraud ExaminerAthina Powers, Attorney at Law & Fraud Examiner2012 - Present
Economist ,Business Evaluation Expert,Fraud InvestigatorAthina Karamanlis (Karamanli)- Economist1981 - Present
Of CounselP.I.L.F.I ( Powers Institute of Law and Fraud Investigation )2014 - 2014
General Counsel and Certified Fraud ExaminerSDMcDuff2012 - 2014
Certified Fraud ExaminerSDMcDuff2008 - 2012
Expert Examiner Documents&Testimonies for Fraud & DeceptionSDMcDuff2008 - 2013
Attorney - Greek and European lawEuropean Law Firm1987 - 2000
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm DivisionChair2015 - Present
American Bar Association(ABA) FY 2014Member Solo Strong Task Force2014 - 2014
American Bar Association (ABA) FY 2014Member Business Advice and Financial Planning Committee2014 - 2014
American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Membership CommitteeCo-chair2014 - 2014
Orange County Bar Association, Pro Bono CommitteeMember2013 - Present
Beverly Hills Bar Association, Lawyer Referral and Information ServiceExecutive Committee2013 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
California State Bar AssociationAdmitted to Practice2012 - Present
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)Member2008 - Present
Athenian Bar Association (Athens Creece)Admitted to Practice1987 - 2000
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Fraud Investigation-Healthcare FraudFor the client
Brokers PracticeFor the client Received back down payment
Appellate Court-Robbins v. Deutche Bank at alN/A
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Publication NameTitleDate
New York State Consolidated LawsCivil Procedure2010
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of LawN/ALL.M - Master of Laws2001
Ethnikon kai Kapodistriakon Panepistimion(National and Kapodistrian University Scool of Law Department of Law , Athens GreeceLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Athinisin Ethnikon Kai Kapodistriakon Panepistimion (National and Kapodistrian University School of Law Department of Economics Athens Greece)N/AN/A1981
Institute Francais D' AthenesN/AN/A1979
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
CLEInternational Law and Ethics2001

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