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Carmenella Athena Roussos

Appeals Attorney at Elk Grove, CA

5.0   1 review

also known as C. Athena Roussos, Athena Roussos

  • Licensed for 26 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Carmenella

Learn Carmenella’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Appeals
    85%
    I handle appeals and writs for most types of civil cases including personal injury, contracts, business law, real estate, trust and probate, and family law.

    27 years

  2. Litigation
    15%
    I provide law and motion services and assistance with trial preparation for litigation attorneys. My areas of law include personal injury, contracts, business litigation, real estate, and family law.

    27 years

I am a Certified Specialist in Appellate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. My practice is statewide, covering the California Supreme Court, all of the California District Courts of Appeal, and the U.S. Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit. I am also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. I provide representation in nearly all types of civil cases, including business disputes, contract disputes, tort cases, real estate, environmental and land use law, government liability, family law, and probate, I am also available to represent amicus curiae parties. 


In addition to handling appeals and writs, I provide consultations for potential appeals, assistance in trial proceedings where an appeal is anticipated, and other general litigation support to trial attorneys, in nearly every type of civil case. I also represent clients in trial court litigation on a limited basis. I represent individuals, businesses, associations, and public agencies.

I believe in providing the highest level of legal services, in a cost-effective manner, to each and every one of my clients. I listen to my clients, provide candid advice, and work hard to obtain the best result possible.  

Location

C. Athena Roussos, Attorney at Law
9281 Office Park Circle
Suite 140
Elk Grove, CA, 95758

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Posted by Kathy izurieta | September 18, 2014
Best International Custody lawyer in California
Ms. Roussos has proven that there are knowledgeable competent and compassionate lawyers out there. Just when I had lost all faith in the legal system I was blessed to find Athena. She was the only attorney that knew exactly what to do and how to proceed on an extremely complicated international custody litigation. She listened carefully and was proactive in every step of the way. She took all the right steps to position my case to the winning line. She has great professionalism combined with an amazing compassion for her clients. I can truly say that she gave me my life back! I am now enjoying my life in Ecuador with my daughter and my family after three years of nightmare in California. Ms. Roussos got us back to our home state and I will always be thankful to her for what she did for us.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • C. Athena Roussos, Attorney at Law
  • 2008 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Pacific McGeorge School Of Law
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Lecturer in Law
  • Pacific McGeorge School Of Law
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Jay-Allen Eisen Law Corporation
  • 2002 - 2008
  • Associate Attorney - Environmental Law
  • Downey, Brand, Seymour & Rohwer LLP
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Associate Attorney - Litigation
  • Snell & Wilmer, LLP
  • 1997 - 2001
  • Summer Associate
  • Snell & Wilmer LLP
  • 1996 - 1996
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Education

  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • California State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Associations

  • California Academy of Appellate Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Women Lawyers of Sacramento
  • Member
  • N/A

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorneys in Sacramento - Appellate Law
  • Sacramento Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top 25 Sacramento Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 50 Women Northern California Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 25 Sacramento Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 50 Women Northern California Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top Attorneys in Sacramento - Appellate Law
  • Sacramento Magazine
  • 2015
  • Best of the Bar - Appellate Law
  • Sacramento Business Journal
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 25 Sacramento Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Northern California
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 50 Women Lawyers in Northern California
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 25 Sacramento Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 50 Women Northern California Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Northern California Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top 50 Women Northern California Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Order of the Coif
  • Order of the Coif
  • 1997
  • Justinian Honor Society
  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • 1997
  • Who's Who
  • Who's Who in American Law Students
  • 1995
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Publications

  • Daily Recorder
  • Appellate Insight Column (Co-Author)
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • SCBA Family Law Luncheon
  • An Appealing Way to Practice Law
  • 2016
  • SJCBA Young Lawyers Luncheon
  • Appeals: When It All Goes Wrong
  • 2015
  • Pacific McGeorge Moot Court Society
  • How to Create a Winning Oral Argument
  • 2015
  • Women Lawyers of Sacramento
  • Writing Better Appellate Briefs and Other Tips for Success on Appeal.
  • 2014
  • Milton L. Schwartz/David F. Levi American Inn of Court
  • Social Media Issues for Lawyers
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
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Litigation Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Athena has a very strong reputation for work on litigation and appellate matters. Athena also was an adjunct professor at McGeorge for several years. She is also certified as a Specialist in Appellate Law which is a very important distinction."
Appeals Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Roussos is among the most cerebral attorneys in the greater Sacramento area. Her meticulous research, elegant writing, and incisive analytical skills, which she consistently and successfully applies to the most challenging legal issues, make her the consummate appellate practitioner."
Personal injury

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Elk Grove Appeals Lawyer Carmenella Athena Roussos
Carmenella Athena Roussos
Appeals Attorney
Elk Grove, CA
Licensed for 26 years