About Athina K. Powers

I successfully represented clients in cases ranging from divorce to fraud investigations, for the last 30 years. As an economist, Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and California State Attorney, I can analyze cases from various angles so that I can determine reasonable resolutions to disputes and provide successful representation for all my clients. 

Education & Experience

EDUCATION

Harvard Law School Mediation Program, October 2016


Yeshiva University
​Benjamin Cardozo School of Law
Master of Laws, LLM, 2001


National and Kapodistrian University 
School of Law, Department of Law
Juris Doctor, 1985


National and Kapodistrian University 
School of Law, Department of Economics
Masters of Social Sciences, Economics, 1981


Institute Francais D'Athenes
Diplome D' Etudes Supérieurs, 1979

LAW LICENSES

  1. State Bar of California 
  2. U.S. District Courts of California: Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Central Districts
  3. Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals
  4. U.S. Tax Court, Washington D.C 
  5. U.S. Court of International Trade
  6. Former Attorney of the Supreme Court of Greece
  7. Former Attorney of the Court of Justice in Brussels
  8. Former Foreign Legal Consultant of New York
  9. Passed New York State Bar Exam (admission pending) 

LEGAL ASSOCIATIONS

  1. State Bar of California
  2. American Bar Association
  3. Federal Bar Association
  4. Desert Bar Association
  5. Los Angeles Country Bar Association
  6. Athenian Bar, Supreme Court of Greece, Court of Justice in Brussels (1987-2000)

Publications

  1. Tax Law in Greece. Eleutheriadou Publications. 1989.  
  2. Business Taxes in Greece. Eleutheriadou Publications. 1989. 
  3. Income Tax in Greece. Eleutheriadou Publications. 1989. 
  4. Law of Torts. Eleutheriadou Publications. 1989. 
  5. Law of Wills and Estates. Eleutheriadou Publications. 1992.  
  6. Law of Possession and Civil Rights. Eleutheriadou Publications. 1992.  
  7. Law of Succession. Eleutheriadou Publications. 1992. 
  8. Penal Law Procedures & Rules of Court. Law Library-Nomiki Biblothiki. 1993. 
  9. Unlawful Acts & Torts. Law Library-Nomiki Bibiothiki. 1994.  
  10. Civil Procedure & Rules of Court. Law Library-Nomiki Bibliothiki. 1994. 
  11. Criminal Law. Law Library-Nomiki Bibliothiki. 1995.  
  12. Criminal Procedure. Law Library-Nomiki Bibliothiki. 1996.  
  13. Law of Possession (NOMH), 1st Edition. Law Library-Nomiki Bibliothiki. 1995.  
  14. Income Tax Law: Natural Persons & Commercial Entities. Law Library-Nomiki Bibliothiki. 1995. 
  15. Criminal Procedure Code. Law Library-Nomiki Bibliothiki. 1995.  
  16. Penal Code, Volume 1. Law Library-Nomiki Bibliothiki. 1995. 
  17. Penal Code, Volume 2. Law Library-Nomiki Bibliothiki. 1995. 
  18. Civil Code of Greece. Law Library-Nomiki Bibliothiki. 1995. 
  19. Criminal Law. Law Library-Nomiki Bibliothiki. 1995. 
  20. Commercial Law: Checks, Negotiable Instruments, Commercial Paper, 1st Edition. Law Library-Nomiki Bibliothiki. 1996.  
  21. Commercial Law: Checks, Negotiable Instruments, Commercial Paper, 2nd Edition. Law Library-Nomiki Bibliothiki. 1996. 
  22. Masters in Law in the United States. Oxford Publishers. 2000. 
  23. New York State Consolidated Laws: Criminal Procedure. Oxford Publishers. 2003, 2008, 2009. 
  24. New York State Consolidated Laws: Vehicle & Traffic Law. Oxford Publishers. 2004, 2008, 2009. 
  25. New York State Consolidated Laws: Civil Procedure CPLR. Oxford Publishers. 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010. 
  26. The Common Law. Oxford Publishers. 2006. (Editor for 2008 Edition)  
  27. Trial by Jury. Oxford Publishers. 2006. (Editor for 2008 Edition)  
  28. Hammurabi's Code. Oxford Publishers. 2007. (Editor for 2008 Edition) 
  29. Ancient Laws. Oxford Publishers. 2008.  
  30. The Common Law. Oxford Publishers. 2008.  The 
  31. History of Law. Oxford Publishers. 2008. (Editor).  ​
  32. Benjamin Cardozo: The Altruist in Politics. Oxford Publishers. 2008. 
  33. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Oxford Publishers. 2009. 
  34. How to Analyze Written & Oral Statements for Fraud and Deception. Oxford Publishers. 2010. 
  35. Fraudulent Postings on the Web. Oxford Publishers. 2010. 
  36. How to Start Your Business for Free: For Lawyers and Others. 2013.  National Law Library. 1991-1999. (Semi-Annual Contributing Editor). 
  37. The Business & Company Law Journal. Law Library-Nomiki Bibliothiki. 1997-1999. (Monthly Contributing Editor) 
  38. European Journal for International Taxation. Law Library-Nomiki Bibliothiki. 1998-2001. (Co-Editor)  
  39. The Proini, National Greek American Newspaper. 1999-2001.
  40. The Greek American, Law-5 Continent Syndicated News Column. 1999-2001. 
  41. How to Start Your Business for Free: For Lawyers and Others. National Law Library. 2013. 
  42. New York State Consolidated Laws: Civil Procedure. Oxford Publishers. 2005, 2008, 2010.
  43. How to Analyze Written & Oral Statements for Fraud and Deception. Oxford University Press. 2010.  
  44. New York State Consolidated Laws: Criminal Procedure. Oxford Publishers. 2003.