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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.  


Practice areas


  1. Appeals: 85%
    17 years
  2. Litigation: 15%
    19 years


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    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.


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Contact info

C. Athena Roussos, Attorney at Law

9281 Office Park Circle
Suite 140
Elk Grove, CA, 95758


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 50 Women Lawyers in Northern CaliforniaSuper Lawyers2014
Top 100 Lawyers in Northern CaliforniaSuper Lawyers2014
Top 25 Sacramento Lawyers - Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2014
Order of the CoifOrder of the Coif1997
Justinian Honor SocietySyracuse University College of Law1997
Who's WhoWho's Who in American Law Students1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorPacific McGeorge School Of Law2011 - Present
AttorneyC. Athena Roussos, Attorney at Law2008 - Present
Lecturer in LawPacific McGeorge School Of Law2008 - 2010
AttorneyJay-Allen Eisen Law Corporation2002 - 2008
Associate Attorney - Environmental LawDowney, Brand, Seymour & Rohwer LLP2001 - 2002
Associate Attorney - LitigationSnell & Wilmer, LLP1997 - 2001
Summer AssociateSnell & Wilmer LLP1996 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Sacramento County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Women Lawyers of SacramentoMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Daily RecorderAppellate Insight Column (Co-Author)2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Syracuse University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
California State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1994