Our Team Members

Clients at Panagopoulos Embry P.C. are assisted by a team of experts led by attorney Dimitri Panagopoulos.

Each client’s matter is unique and requires case specific evaulation and analysis. In many cases, a thorough analysis and evaluation involves a collaborative process. During that process our in house attorneys, investigators, and support staff work in concert with various specialists, forensic experts, advisors and consultants such accountants, investment advisors, appraisers, criminalists, and engineers. The end goal is always to deliver to the client the best advice, solutions, and alternatives with respect to their matter.


Dimitri Panagopoulos LL.M


Founders Corner
“It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men at their own choice, if the laws are so voluminous that they cannot be read or so incoherent that they cannot be understood” – James Madison

Dear Prospective Client:

Welcome, and thank you for your interest in my firm’s services. I appreciate that you have many choices when it comes to hiring quality legal representation. I am confident that your visit to Panagopoulos Embry will be educational, productive, and fully meet or exceed your expectations. I want you to know that I personally review all email that comes into the firm. Your comments and feedback are always welcome.

The James Madison quote above offers an important and prescient message from our national archives: Madison clearly anticipated that a maturing America would have to grapple with a complex legal structure. As we look around at the current landscape of the laws by which we govern ourselves, we see that James Madison was directly on point in his message: that if the laws we make become so voluminous and incoherent, that the ordinary People do not read and cannot understand them; they will have little value to the People, but to fertilize corruption and confusion.

Panagopoulos Law was founded on the premise that the law should be available to the People, to you, our clients, so that they may plan, grow and protect their lives, liberty, and pursuits of happiness. Our staff of legal experts is here to bring the law to the People, to our clients.

I look forward to visiting with you, and assisting you soon.


Mr. Dimitri Panagopoulos Esq.
Founder, Panagopoulos Law

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Ben Embry Esq.


Mr. Embry has practiced exclusively in the core practice areas Bankruptcy & Family Law since 2010. Mr. Embry enjoys a solid reputation amongst clients and colleagues for his toughness, and commitment to helping his clients successfully achieve their goals. This reputation is the product of years of dedicated service to his clients, and a relentless work ethic developed not only as an attorney, but even in his formative years while working on a farm with his father.

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Yuliya Pashkova Esq.

Department Chair

Ms. Pashkova is herself an immigrant, from Siberia, Russia. She possesses genuine passion to help clients facing immigration related legal matters. Before moving to the United States for to attend law school at Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, on a partial scholarship, Ms.Pashkova studied Philology (the study of languages), and was an English professor. During law school she participated in immigration law internship. Her proficiency in English and excellent analytical skills allowed her to successfully complete law school in the US in the top 6% of her class in May 2005, and to pass the Illinois bar 2005.

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Austin Evans, Esq.


Mr. Evans has been practicing business and civil litigation since his admission to the bar in 2010. His past work includes representing clients and shareholders in securities fraud actions, including shareholder derivative suits and securities class actions. During law school, Mr. Evans clerked for the Enforcement Division of the California Department of Corporations (now part of the Department of Business Oversight) regulating securities offers and sales in the state. Mr. Evans also clerked at California Indian Legal Services, assisting tribes and tribal members in culture resource protection, family law matters and business operations.

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Gordon K. Sattro, Esq.


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Mr. Sattro joined Panagopoulos Embry in 2015, following several years of maintaining his own successful entertainment law and business practice in Los Angeles.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Sattro developed his skills in business and entertainment law by working with one of the top attorneys in the industry, where he worked with actors, producers, writers and studios to get the right talent the right job with the best terms possible. Mr. Sattro later transitioned this skillset to the Employment Research Institute where he served alongside the in-house legal team as the Director of Corporate Development and Strategy. While working for ERI, he helped to manage and litigate employment matters, maintain corporate compliance, draft and negotiate various agreements and contracts, serve a key role in developing several subsidiaries, and negotiate the strategic acquisition of several competitors.

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Sheryl Graf, Esq.


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After practicing law full time in her own law firm for 20 wonderful years, MS Graf is at a point in her career where she can take some much deserved time off to pursue some of her other personal passions beyond practicing law. Ms. Graf’s relentless dedication to her clients is such  that she felt duty bound to make sure that there was continuity in the exceptional quality of legal service to which her clients have become accustomed. After working together to build a strong sense of understanding of each other’s work ethic and pursuit of excellence, Sheryl has merged her law office with Panagopoulos Embry P.C. and retired, but is available to assist as necessary. The Law Offices of Sheryl S Graf and Panagopoulos Embry P.C. were able to come together in a way that will foster and preserve Ms Graf’s practice legacy.

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Debra Panagopoulos

Legal Investigator

Ms. Panagopoulos comes to the firm from Arizona where she was a partner in a Private Investigation firm that primarily practiced in criminal legal investigations, missing persons investigations, and business related investigations.

Ms. Panagopoulos was lead investigator on several missing persons matters involving children who were located by Ms. Panagopoulos. Her involvement in multiple criminal investigations on behalf of accused individuals contributed to many acquittals, and outright dismissals of serious felony cases.

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