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Athina Karamanlis Powers

also known as ATHINA POWERS

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About me

I am a California Attorney and Fraud Examiner (CFE)* founder of a contemporary, boutique law practice in California that assists clients in the counties of Riverside, San Bernandino and Los Angeles. My mission is to provide clients with effective and efficient legal representation.

For over 30 years, I successfully represented clients in cases ranging from divorce and restraining orders to white collar crime and fraud investigations. Thanks to my expertise as a CA attorney, Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and economist, I analyze cases from a variety of different perspectives. My specialties include but are not limited to:

Worker's Comp & Employment Law

Family Law (Restraining Orders, Divorce, etc) 

Fraud & Identity Theft

Social Security and Disability

...and more!

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




This notice is meant to address the defamatory postings on the web against attorney Athina K. Powers

Attorney Athina K. Powers has never been a fugitive from justice; she is a licensed attorney in the State of California and a  Fraud Examiner, with no pending cases against her in any Bar in the world. As a fraud examiner, one of the jobs of Athina K. Powers was to track and unmask the true identities of a number of criminals that defrauded consumers by disguising themselves as doctors, surgeons, homeopathic physicians, real estate agents, attorneys, and investors. In doing so, Athina K. Powers became a victim of their stalking and cyberbullying. 


These individuals assumed the identities of other actual physicians, investors, and lawyers--including but not limited to Athina K. Powers herself, chiropractor Dr. Ildiko Soskuti, M.D., and investor Sonia Carpentier--and they used the social security numbers of deceased persons. Their victims are usually immigrants whose primary language is not English. One of the wanted persons was recently apprehended in New York City for two counts of grand larceny, and is also facing legal proceedings in California for assault and battery. 


Athina K. Powers is testifying in the upcoming court proceedings against the aforesaid criminals for their numerous offenses in the US (New York and California). The purpose of any online postings against Athina K. Powers are only meant to affect the validity of her testimony and her reputation.​ 


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

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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 30%
    4 years
  2. Workers Compensation: 26%
    4 years
  3. Investment Fraud: 24%
    8 years
  4. Identity Theft: 20%
    8 years



Hourly ($375-450/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (20 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • 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.


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  • 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.


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Contact info

Athina Powers, Attorney at Law & Fraud Examiner

44650 Village Court, Suite 200, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Beverly Hills, CA, 90212


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 & Fraud ExaminerLaw Offices of Athina Powers2012 - Present
Economist, Business Evaluation Expert & Fraud InvestigatorAthina Karamanlis1981 - Present
Of CounselSDMCDUFF2014 - 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
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
American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Membership CommitteeCo-chair2014 - 2014
American Bar Association (ABA) FY 2014Member Business Advice and Financial Planning Committee2014 - 2014
American Bar Association(ABA) FY 2014Member Solo Strong Task Force2014 - 2014
Athenian Bar Association (Athens Creece)Admitted to Practice1987 - 2000
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Appellate Court-Robbins v. Deutche Bank at alN/A
Employment Fraud- Hearman v. YeamanN/A
Family Law-Gloyd v. GloydN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
National Law LibraryHow to Start Your Business for Free: For Lawyers and Others2013
New York State Consolidated LawsCivil Procedure2010
Oxford University PressHow to Analyze Written & Oral Statements for Fraud and Deception2010
Oxford University PressNew York State Consolidated Laws: Criminal Procedure2003
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/AMSc Economics1981
Institute Francais D' AthenesN/ADiplome D' Etudes Superieurs1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CLEInternational Law and Ethics2001