Testimonials

Athena Roussos is committed to providing excellent legal services at reasonable rates. She listens carefully to her clients’ needs and works to resolve problems by thinking creatively and exploring options in the most cost-effective manner possible.

Below are testimonials from some of Athena’s satisfied clients and colleagues. Please see our disclaimer below for more information.

  • In my opinion Athena Roussos is second to none in the area of Appellate Law. Not often will you hear from anyone that their experience with an attorney was good, but mine was wonderful. What I appreciated most in working with Athena was her no nonsense, straight-forward approach. In addition, she was extremely efficient and always kept me informed. She explained what was happening and why in language that was understandable. She never used legalese. I without hesitation recommend Athena Roussos to anyone who is need of an Appellate attorney. If there were a star rating for attorneys from one to ten and ten being the best Athena would get a ten.

    Tony Verandes
    Lincoln, California
  • 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.

    Kathy Izurieta,
    Quito, Ecuador
  • My wife & I live on the East Coast, and found Athena through a free legal referral engine, and will forever be thankful that we did. Athena went above and beyond every step of the way. She served as the voice of reason, she spent her free time to calm my wife every step of the way, and to just help her get through this situation. As legal counsel, she was timely, efficient, professional, and most importantly, kind. Followed through with every single thing she promised she would, helped keep both of us on track, and ultimately, got the suit dismissed in the most painless way possible. I would recommend Athena Roussos without blinking an eye, you can do no better. Thank you so much, Athena

    Mark and Jennifer Guglielmo
    Wood Ridge, New Jersey
  • Upon going to a private law firm, I was given Athena’s name. That truly was the best day ever! Athena diligently listened to my situation and graciously accepted my case, Thank You. Your professional / personal work ethics / and compassion for your clients is surpassed by any attorney I know. Athena knowledge, preparation and her availability when I had questions is unmatched. She always made time to email me or call me back. Athena was always on top of everything for my case. You are a true credit to the law profession. You are a winner and I want to Thank You for winning my case. By the way a very complicated case. I highly recommend Athena services. 

    Gwendolyn Nance
    Sacramento, California
  • Athena,
    With the conclusion of the case, I have observed you to be diligent, well organized, intelligent and compassionate in handling a tricky situation well with a adversary that was difficult, contrary and obstinate. Thank you.

    Bob Pecora
    June 30, 2012
  • I have worked with Athena Roussos on numerous legal matters in the past five years. I routinely seek her expertise in complicated law and motion matters and I continue being impressed by the extraordinary work product she produces time after time. In my opinion, she is one of the top three attorneys in the Sacramento area.

    Ognian Gavrilov, Esq.
    Sacramento, California
  • I first met Athena Roussos when we were appellate co-counsel on a large property division case in the Bay Area. I was immediately impressed by her knowledge, by her calm demeanor, and by her compassion for our mutual client. Since then, I have had the pleasure of working with her on numerous matters. I routinely retain her to edit my appellate briefs and to help me on finer points on appellate law. She is a consummate professional.

    Elizabeth Niemi, Esq.
    Sacramento, California
  • Athena was recommended to us by a well respected law firm, a recommendation that brought us great legal counsel. She was efficient, always prepared, and worked with us throughout the case. In the end Athena put us in a position to win, which we did. We are very pleased with Athena, and her work, and highly recommend her services.

    Dorothy Buckley
    Homeland, Caliifornia
  • Our family currently resides on the east coast and we had an appeal filed in California appealing The Hague Convention decision in our custody hearing for our son. We found Athena Roussos and from the very beginning she was empathetic to our situation and took extensive time to explain what needed to be done for our case. Ms. Roussos was deeply involved in every step of the process of our case and was available whenever we had questions or concerns. With her knowledge, expertise and dedication, Ms. Roussos successfully won our appeal and kept our family together. Ms. Roussos has also taken the time to assist in other legal questions we have had in regards to custody and always takes the time to explain the status of our case, and gives her recommendations on what needs to be done. Her knowledge, experience, and her empathy to our situation has kept our family together and we are forever grateful.

    Cesar and Krista Flores
    Castle Hayne, North Carolina
  • In my entire experience regarding my case under the Hague Convention for Parental Child Abduction, Athena was the most exceptional attorney to represent me. Athena’s work ethic and dedication are unmatched. What really stood out for me was that she was able to understand what needed to get done and used her knowledge to protect me and my child. Instead of only seeing what is, Athena has the innovative perspective and mindset of looking for what could be and takes well-measured actions. Athena’s open lines of communication and patience in educating her clients puts her in a unique position to better deliver guidance and counsel to her clients. I don’t know what I would have done without her.

    George A. Petroutsas
    Redwood City, California

These testimonials or endorsements do not constitute a guarantee, warranty or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.

The results discussed by these individuals were dependent on the facts of those individual cases, and the results will differ if based on different facts.

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