NEWS

AUGUST 2018

Athena Roussos was selected as a Top Lawyer in Appellate Law by Sacramento Magazine for the fourth year in a row.

JULY 2018

Athena Roussos is proud to be selected as a Super Lawyer by Northern California Super Lawyers.

Only five percent of attorneys in Northern California are chosen as Super Lawyers each year. The rigorous selection process is multi-phased and includes peer nominations, third party research, and evaluation of professional achievement. Athena has been a Northern California Super Lawyer since 2011 and was a Rising Star in 2009 and 2010.

AUGUST 2017

Athena Roussos was voted as Vice Chair of the Appellate Section of the Sacramento County Bar Association in August 2017.

Athena Roussos was a presenter at Pincus Professional Education’s Exam Prep:  CA Appellate Law Specialist Exam (Civil) on August 9 and 10, 2017 in Los Angeles.

For the third year in a row, Athena Roussos was selected as a Top Attorney in Appellate Law by Sacramento Magazine in its July/August 2017 issue.

Athena Roussos was selected as a Super Lawyer by Northern California Super Lawyers.

Only five percent of attorneys in Northern California are chosen as Super Lawyers each year. The rigorous selection process is multi-phased and includes peer nominations, third party research, and evaluation of professional achievement. Athena has been a Northern California Super Lawyer since 2011 and was a Rising Star in 2009 and 2010.

JUNE 2017

Athena Roussos taught an Appellate Skills Training seminar on June 9, 2017, to the attorneys at Legal Services of Northern California, along with Jay-Allen Eisen, Esq

APRIL 2017

Athena Roussos was a volunteer judge for the Traynor Moot Court Competition at Pacific McGeorge School of Law on April 1, 2017.

JULY 2016

Athena Roussos is pleased and honored to announce her selection as a Northern California Super Lawyer. Athena is also honored to be included with the highly distinguished lawyers in the Top 50 Northern California Women Lawyers and Top 25 Sacramento Lawyers. See her profile on Super Lawyers here. Only five percent of attorneys in Northern California are chosen as Super Lawyers each year. The rigorous selection process is multi-phased and includes peer nominations, third party research, and evaluation of professional achievement. Athena has been a Northern California Super Lawyer since 2011 and was a Rising Star in 2009 and 2010.

JUNE 2016

The Family Law Counselor (Family Law Section of the Sacramento County Bar Association) has published an article Athena co-authored with attorney Jay-Allen Eisen entitled, “An Appealing Way to Practice Law – Highlights from the March 1, 2016 Family Law Luncheon.” You can read the article here.

MARCH 2016

Athena Roussos spoke to the Sacramento County Bar Association Family Law Section along with Jay-Allen Eisen on March 1, 2016. The topic was “An Appealing Way to Practice Law”.

JANUARY 2016

Athena Roussos is very proud to announce her selection to the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers. The Academy is the nation’s oldest lawyers’ organization dedicated to appellate practice. Members are elected to membership after rigorous scrutiny of their skill in advocacy before the appellate courts. Members must have been a member of the California Bar for at least 10 years, been lead counsel in at least 25 appeals or writ proceedings, and orally argued at least 15 appeals or writs. Athena is extremely honored to be part of this prestigious organization.

SEPTEMBER 2015

Athena Roussos spoke to the San Joaquin County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division on September 24, 2015 along with attorney William Parrish on “Appeals: When It All Goes Wrong.”

Athena also published an article for the Riverside County Bar Association’s magazine, the Riverside Lawyer, entitled “An Overview of Civil Causes of Action for Elder Abuse in California.” You can find the article at page 16 of the magazine here:
http://www.riversidecountybar.com/Documents/Magazine-2015/Riverside-Lawyer-Magazine-volume-65-8-September-2015.pdf

Athena sponsored two great events in September as well. She was a gold sponsor for the Women Lawyers of Sacramento annual Art Fest Gala on September 17, 2015 at the California Museum in Sacramento. The Art Fest raises funds for law student scholarships and community grants and features works of local artists.

Athena also proudly sponsored the Farm to Every Fork dinner on September 12, 2015. Farm to Every Fork is a coalition of farmers, urban gardeners, food banks, Slow Food Sacramento, and other food justice activists, including Loaves and Fishes and the Sacramento Homeless Organizing Committee/Homeward Street Journal, advocating for good, clean, and fair food for all.

Athena won a criminal appeal in People v. Morales, involving a petition under Proposition 47, which provides that certain types of felonies are to be reduced to misdemeanors. You can read the decision here.

AUGUST 2015

Athena Roussos received two top attorney awards in August. She was recognized as a Top Attorney in Appellate Law by Sacramento Magazine. Her profile can be found here: http://www.sacmag.com/2015-Legal-Profiles/

Athena was also selected as one of the Best of the Bar by the Sacramento Business Journal. Link here: http://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/print-edition/2015/08/28/your-guide-to-sacramentos-top-attorneys.html

JULY 2015

Athena Roussos is pleased and honored to announce her selection as a Northern California Super Lawyer. Athena is also honored to be included with the highly distinguished lawyers in the following “Top” Super Lawyer lists:

Top 50 Northern California Women Lawyers

Top 25 Sacramento Lawyers

Only five percent of attorneys in Northern California are chosen as Super Lawyers each year. The rigorous selection process is multi-phased and includes peer nominations, third party research, and evaluation of professional achievement. Athena has been a Northern California Super Lawyer since 2011 and was a Rising Star in 2009 and 2010.

MARCH 2015

Athena Roussos spoke to students at University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law on “How to Create a Winning Oral Argument.” The event was sponsored by the Moot Court Society and Phi Alpha Delta.

FEBRUARY 2015

Athena Roussos obtained two appellate victories in February.

On February 25, 2015, the Third District Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court’s orders for custody and visitation on appeal in Marriage of Hernandez and Santana. Athena represented the minor child in the case and advocated for affirming the judgment. The decision is here.

On February 27, 2015, the Second District Court of Appeal, Division 5 affirmed the trial court’s judgment (with a dissenting opinion by Justice Mosk) in a business litigation case, American Rag CIE, LLC v. Haralambus. Athena represented the Respondent / Cross-Appellant at oral argument. The decision is here.