Areva Martin

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Areva Martin
Civil Rights Attorney; CNN Legal Analyst; /TV Co-host, Face the Truth; + Author, "Make It Rain"

Passionate, outspoken and insightful, attorney and news analyst Areva Martin is one of the nation’s leading voices in the media on legal, political, women’s, children’s and celebrity issues.

A recurring guest host on the Emmy award-winning daytime syndicated talk show, The Doctors, and a CNN legal analyst, Areva’s television credits include regular appearances on Good Morning America, Daily Mail TV and talk and news shows across CNN and HLN. This Fall, Areva joins an all-star cast as a cohost on the new syndicated daytime talk show, Face the Truth.

Recognized as one of the nation’s leading advocates for autism, the underserved and children, Areva is the author of an Amazon bestselling book, The Everyday Advocate: Standing Up for Your Child with Autism and Other Special Needs. (Penguin 2010). After her son’s diagnosis with autism, she created Special Needs Network, Inc., California’s premier autism advocacy organization. Areva has raised millions of dollars for autism and disability-related causes. She has played a leadership role in advocating for state and federal laws to eliminate disparities in state funding for individuals with disabilities.

Areva’s third book, Make It Rain: How to Use the Media to Revolutionize Your Business and Brand (Hachette 2018) was released in March and instantly soared to the top of Amazon, Nielsen, Publishers’ Weekly and Barnes & Noble bestsellers’ lists. In Make It Rain, Areva shares insider’s tips on how to find your authentic voice, amplify it and use it to grow your influence and power.

A Harvard Law School graduate, Areva founded the Los Angeles based civil rights firm, Martin & Martin, LLP. As an attorney, she has been involved in high profile cases and has been identified as a Southern California Super Lawyer consecutively for the last five years, a designation reserved for the top 5 percent of attorneys in the state. She has won myriad awards including the L’Oreal Paris’ Women of Worth, Los Angeles County Women of the Year, Ford’s Living Legend Award, the James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award and Union Bank’s Neighborhood Hero Award.


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