Fiore Racobs & Powers Law firm serving Orange County, Inland Empire and Coachella Valley, California
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Fiore Racobs & Powers Law firm is the recognized authority in Community Association law, Homeowners association law and HOA law.
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T: 949.727.3111
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Janet L.S. Powers
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Janet L.S. Powers, Esq. has been a member of the California State Bar since 1985. She is a senior supervising attorney in Fiore, Racobs & Powers' Irvine office. Ms. Powers received her preparatory education at the University of California at Los Angeles where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) in English. She earned her Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree at Southwestern University School of Law.

Ms. Powers is a member of the Orange County Bar Association and Community Associations Institute (CAI). She is a member of the prestigious College of Community Association Lawyers of CAI (CCAL) and has served on the Editorial Board of the CCAL Journal of Community Association Law. She was the President of the Board of Directors of the Orange County Regional Chapter of CAI in 2001. She has also served on all of the Chapter Committees, and is past chair of the Programs, Finance, Education, and Media committees. Ms. Powers has received several Chapter awards, including the Chapter's highest award, the May Russell Award, for her service to the Chapter in 2002, the President's award in 2003, and the Ellen Ellish Hall of Fame Award in 2005.

Ms. Powers is a long standing member of the faculty for the California Association of Community Managers (CACM) and teaches many of its certification courses. She is also an editor of the CACM course materials on Community Association Meetings and Records and Parliamentary Procedure. She served on the Steering Committee of the Legal Advisory Committee of CACM for over 12 years. She was the co-chairperson of the CACM Law Seminars for 1995, 1996 and 2008 and has been a speaker at all of CACM's Law Seminars.

Ms. Powers was a member of the faculty for the CAI National Conference and CAI Law Seminars for 1997, 1998, 2001 and 2002. She has been a faculty member of the California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) programs on Homeowner Association Law. She frequently acts as an expert witness on the subject of community association law. She also writes and lectures on community association law, at both the local and national level. She is the Executive Editor of the Firm's newsletter, The Legal Perspective and directs marketing and public relations for the Firm.

Bar Admissions:
California, 1985

J.D. Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California

B.A. University of California at Los Angeles

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Co-Chairman CACM Law Seminar 1995, 1996, 2008
CACM Law Seminar Speaker, 2006, 2007
CACM Legal Advisory Committee (12 years)

National Conference and CAI Law Seminars, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002

California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)

Honors and Awards:
Community Associations Institute (CAI)

  • May Russell Award, 2002
  • President's Award, 2003
  • Ellen Ellish Hall of Fame Award, 2005

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Orange County Bar Association, President, Board of Directors, 2001

Community Associations Institute (CAI)