Thumbtack.com has featured Athena Roussos in a Spotlight profile. Click here to view it.
This month's edition of San Francisco Magazine features the Super Lawyers Top 50 Women Lawyers in Northern California. Athena Roussos is proud to be included with such a distinguished group of lawyers! Make sure to Athena's profile appearing at page S-12 of the magazine.
Women Lawyers of Sacramento (WLS) published a Spotlight interview of Athena Roussos in its newsletter. Athena is proud to be a long-time member of WLS and to support other women attorneys in the Sacramento region. Click here for the newsletter. The interview is on page 4.
Athena Roussos is proud to be selected for inclusion in the 2012 Northern California Super Lawyers list. Only five percent of attorneys in Northern California are chosen 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.
Athena Roussos is pleased to announce the opening of her new office located at Laguna Workspace, 9281 Office Park Circle, Suite 140, Elk Grove, CA 95758. Please note that Athena's phone and fax numbers will remain the same. In addition, Athena's mailing address will remain the same: 9630 Bruceville Road, Suite 106-386, Elk Grove, CA 95757.
The Court of Appeal for the Third Appellate District in Sacramento has issued a decision in favor of Athena Roussos's client in a marital dissolution case. Athena represented the appellant, wife, who had objected to having her divorce finalized after her husband passed away; the husband's daughter from another relationship requested the final divorce. The court of appeal reversed and vacated the final divorce, restoring the marriage. You can read the decision here.
Athena Roussos is excited to begin teaching a new course at Pacific McGeorge School of Law called "The Business of Lawyering" along with co-teacher Robert Murphy of Kronick, Moskovitz, Tiedemann & Girard. The class will explore the business side of law firms, including the critical skills needed to estabish and operate a law firm as a solo or small firm practitioner.
The Sacramento Bee published a story regarding S.Y. v. S.B., a parentage case involving a same-sex couple. The article is entitled: "California Courts Redefining Meaning of Parent" and can be found here. Athena Roussos is proud to be on the legal team representing S.B. in this matter.
Athena Roussos is proud to announce that she has been selected for inclusion on the 2011 Northern California Super Lawyers list. Only five percent of attorneys in Northern California are chosen each year. The rigorous selection process includes peer nominations, third party research, and evaluation of professional achievement.
NBC Bay Area aired a piece regarding Athena Roussos's client, George Petroutsas regarding the abduction of his son to Greece (see entry in January 2011 below for more information). You can watch the video here.
Athena Roussos has been elected as Secretary of the Sacramento County Bar Association Appellate Section. Athena has been involved with the Appellate Section as an officer or board member for several years.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel published an article regarding Athena Roussos's client, George Petroutsas, who is involved in an international custody dispute. Mr. Petroutsas's ex-wife abducted their child, Andoni, in June 2010 and is holding him in Greece. Mr. Petroutsas was awarded sole custody of Andoni in California and a U.S. federal court has concluded that Andoni's habitual residence is California. You can read the story here, and some earlier stories regarding the abduction here and here.
To support Mr. Petroutsas's efforts to bring Andoni back home, please visit bringandonihome.org.
Athena Roussos was quoted again in the Sacramento Bee regarding the California Supreme Court's decision related to furloughs of state employees. Click here to read the article.
Athena Roussos has been appointed to the State Bar of California Appellate Law Advisory Commission. The Commission passes upon applications for certification and re-certification as an appellate specialist; drafts and grades specialist examinations; evaluates and accredits programs and providers of continuing legal education; and assists the Board of Legal Specialization in administering the specialist program.
Athena Roussos was quoted again in two separate articles in the Sacramento Bee about the hearing in the California Supreme Court on the cases related to furloughs of state employees. Click here and here to read the articles. She was also quoted extensively in the State Worker blog on the Sacramento Bee website. Click here to read the blog posting.
Athena Roussos has been named a 2010 Rising Star by Northern California Super Lawyers for the second year in a row. Rising Stars are the best attorneys who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing 10 years or less.
Athena Roussos was again quoted in the Sacramento Bee regarding the California Supreme Court's decision to hear a case involving furloughs of state employees. Click here to read the article. Athena was quoted in the Bee's State Worker Blog as well - click on the links here, here and here for those entries.
The Third District Court of Appeal issued a published decision in Escobar v. Flores, affirming a trial court decision in favor of Athena Roussos's client, Cesar Flores. The court affirmed a decision by a judge in Mono County to allow Mr. Flores' child to remain in the United States, based on the child's objection to being returned to Chile, where his mother resides. The court affirmed a ruling that the child, who was 8 years old at the time of trial, was of sufficient age and maturity to state such an objection under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Click here to read the court's decision.
Athena Roussos was quoted in the Sacramento Bee regarding furlough litigation between the governor's office and state workers. Click here to read the article. In addition, Athena was quoted extensively in the Bee's State Worker Blog. Click here for the blog entry.
Athena Roussos successfully represented the appellant in a published decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Asvesta v. Petroutsas. The court reversed the district court's decision to extend recognition, based on principles of comity, to a foreign judgment issued under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Click here to read the court's decision.
Athena Roussos has been named a 2009 Rising Star by Northern California Super Lawyers. Rising Stars are the best attorneys who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing 10 years or less.
On March 19, 2009, Athena Roussos obtained a victory for her clients in the California Supreme Court in a case involving the adoption of children by their guardians. In Guardianship of Ann S., the Court held that Probate Code section 1516.5, which allows guardians to adopt children who have been in their custody for at least two years if the adoption is in the best interests of the child, is constitutional on its face, and it does not infringe upon the fundamental rights of biological parents. Click here to read the Court's decision.