News

  • 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.

  • 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.