Education


Harvard Law School Mediation Program
​Mediation & Disputes Certificate, 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

Additional Associations


  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)

Family Law And Restraining Orders And Divorce in Palm Springs

Athina Powers

Attorney & Fraud Examiner

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Legal Associations


  • State Bar of California 
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association ​
  • Desert Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association​
  • Athenian Bar, First Instance (1987-2000)​​​​

Law Licenses


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

About Me


For the last 30 years, I successfully represented clients in cases ranging from divorce to fraud investigations. 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.

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Publications


  • How to Start Your Business for Free: For Lawyers and Others. National Law Library. 2013.
  • New York State Consolidated Laws: Civil Procedure. Oxford Publishers. 2005, 2008, 2010.
  • How to Analyze Written & Oral Statements for Fraud and Deception. Oxford University Press. 2010. 
  • New York State Consolidated Laws: Criminal Procedure. Oxford Publishers. 2003.