“America’s Advocate”

Areva Martin is an award-winning civil rights attorney, sought after on-air legal commentator and nationally recognized children’s, women’s and disability rights advocate.

Martin has been dubbed “America’s Advocate” for her hard-hitting, no-holds-barred commentary on today’s most pressing legal and social justice issues. From her unflinching legal commentary on shows across CNN and ABC’s network of shows to hosting daytime talk shows to her primetime radio and streaming show—Areva Martin in Real Time—on KBLA Talk Radio, Martin is a mainstay in the media and a trusted voice on complex legal issues from police shootings to high profile #metoo cases.

Throughout her career, Martin has fought for a lot of modern-day Emmett Tills, who’ve been beaten, battered, silenced and shortchanged by the system. An honors graduate of Harvard Law School, she is the founding principal of Martin & Martin, LLP. Under her leadership, the firm is recognized as one of Los Angeles’ premier African American female-owned law firms. Martin has been identified as a California Super Lawyer for the past five years, an honor bestowed on the top five percent of California’s attorneys. Martin has recovered millions of dollars for clients in cases ranging from wrongful termination to police brutality to disability discrimination.

Under her leadership, the firm, which is led by two Harvard Law School graduates, recently took on a landmark reparative justice case representing more than 1,000 plaintiffs in Palm Springs, California. Martin is leading the legal, advocacy and media strategy for hundreds of Black and Latino families burned out of their homes in the 1960s by the city of Palm Springs. The survivors and descents of what is commonly referred to as “Section 14,” have suffered over a billion dollars in losses in what has been described by California’s Attorney General as a “city-engineered holocaust.”

Learn more about Section 14 here. Contact the firm if you believe you or your family were wrongfully disposed from property or businesses destroyed due to the actions of local, state or federal government or a private entity such as a university or corporation.

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The Special Report with Areva Martin was recognized during the 2nd Annual Anthem Awards for Best Purpose & Mission Driven Work Worldwide, winning Silver in the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion category.

Watch the award-winning episode on Black Maternal Health here.
Areva Martin Silver Winner at the second annual Anthem Awards