Attorney who cares. Harvard Law School trained Mediator. Fraud Examiner. Palm Desert & Beverly HillsDon't feel lost. I can help you. I am a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.We don't take ANY fees to start your workers' comp case. When it comes to your life, health is firstOur mission is to find a balanced foundation that both parties can flourish from.Don't feel lost. I can help you. I am a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Nomos||Greek American Lawyers Association||2013|
|Attorney & Fraud Examiner||Law Offices of Athina Powers||2012 - Present|
|Economist, Business Evaluation Expert & Fraud Investigator||Athina Karamanlis||1981 - Present|
|Of Counsel||SDMCDUFF||2014 - 2014|
|General Counsel and Certified Fraud Examiner||SDMcDuff||2012 - 2014|
|Certified Fraud Examiner||SDMcDuff||2008 - 2012|
|Expert Examiner Documents&Testimonies for Fraud & Deception||SDMcDuff||2008 - 2013|
|Attorney - Greek and European law||European Law Firm||1987 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division||Chair||2015 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association, Pro Bono Committee||Member||2013 - Present|
|Beverly Hills Bar Association, Lawyer Referral and Information Service||Executive Committee||2013 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Attorney Member||2013 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association||Attorney Member||2013 - Present|
|Beverly Hills Bar Association||Attorney Member||2012 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association||Attorney Member||2012 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Attorney Member||2012 - Present|
|California State Bar Association||Admitted to Practice||2012 - Present|
|Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)||Member||2008 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Membership Committee||Co-chair||2014 - 2014|
|American Bar Association (ABA) FY 2014||Member Business Advice and Financial Planning Committee||2014 - 2014|
|American Bar Association(ABA) FY 2014||Member Solo Strong Task Force||2014 - 2014|
|Athenian Bar Association (Athens Creece)||Admitted to Practice||1987 - 2000|
|Appellate Court-Robbins v. Deutche Bank at al||N/A|
|Employment Fraud- Hearman v. Yeaman||N/A|
|Family Law-Gloyd v. Gloyd||N/A|
|See all legal cases|
|National Law Library||How to Start Your Business for Free: For Lawyers and Others||2013|
|New York State Consolidated Laws||Civil Procedure||2010|
|Oxford University Press||How to Analyze Written & Oral Statements for Fraud and Deception||2010|
|Oxford University Press||New York State Consolidated Laws: Criminal Procedure||2003|
|Harvard University Law School||Mediation and Disputes||Harvard Negotiation Institute||2016|
|Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law||N/A||LL.M - Master of Laws||2001|
|Ethnikon kai Kapodistriakon Panepistimion(National and Kapodistrian University Scool of Law Department of Law , Athens Greece||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1985|
|Athinisin Ethnikon Kai Kapodistriakon Panepistimion (National and Kapodistrian University School of Law Department of Economics Athens Greece)||N/A||MSc Economics||1981|
|Institute Francais D' Athenes||N/A||Diplome D' Etudes Superieurs||1979|
|CLE||International Law and Ethics||2001|
Posted by Mo Ga
I've had my fair share of terrible experiences to overcome with my business, but none equalled to a mess that a new and unsatisfied client did to me last year when he refused to pay his fees but requested more work done. I had gone from lawyer to lawyer and spend thousands of dollars on advice and guidance only to get absolutely nowhere. I spent hundreds in consultation fees and hourly fees, and came to the final and dreaded conclusion that the people I'm paying to advise me actually don't care in the least about the outcome of my situation but rather about how much they can bleed me dry. Up until that point, I was still living in that "It can happen to anyone, but not me" fantasy. I was down on my luck and the problem with my client was increasing by the day. It wasn't until I found Ms. Athina Karamanlis Powers that my problems were resolved. This savior gave me her time and her advice and assured me that the end result will be to my benefit. And it was!!! The fees she charged were reasonable and winning the case was absolutely worth every penny I spent listening to her. My client paid me all the fees that he owed me for my work and there have been no complaints or comebacks from him for nearly a year. She's by far, the best lawyer I've come across in my days. I would definitely would go to her if a problem ever arises again and again, because I can trust her to give me her honest opinion and take me by the hand to resolve any issue I have. I absolutely recommend her for anyone experiencing legal dilemmas.
Posted by William
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.
Posted by Georgiana
I highly recommend this attorney for any divorce or family relating issues. I was hopping back and forth between lawyers saying one thing and lawyers saying another. After having gone through abut 3-4 different attorneys, I thought I might as well go for one more and I'm glad I did. She did everything I needed and at a fraction of the costs the other attorneys requested.
Posted by anonymous
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'.
Posted by Kaitlen
Athina Powers saved my family from being forced out on the street. Very trustworthy individual and I'll always look to her first in the future.
Posted by anonymous
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.
Posted by anonymous
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
Posted by anonymous
You will KNOW you are in the best hands with Athina Powers. She is brilliant, experienced, knows all aspects of the law for my case, argued effectively for 4 hours. In a different league than other lawyers I have worked with. Truly gifted and a gift.
Posted by anonymous
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.
Posted by Greta O
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
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