Areva Martin joins Lisa to talk about World Autism Day, the Trump Administration, Medicaid, and much more.
AMERICA’S ADVOCATE Meet Areva… Insightful. Poignant. Captivating. Passionate. Areva is America’s go-to expert, host and commentator on compelling legal, political, women’s, children’s and celebrity issues.
Passionate, outspoken and insightful, AREVA MARTIN is one of the nation’s leading voices in the media. An attorney, advocate, legal and social issues commentator and talk show host, she is an audience favorite on a long list of shows from Dr. Phil to AC 360. A recurring guest host on The Doctors, Areva’s television credits include regular appearances on Dr. Drew, Good Morning America, World News Tonight, Nancy Grace, The Michael Smercornish Show, CNN International, CNN Tonight, and talk and news shows on MSNBC, Fox News, Fox LA, KCAL and HLN.
Areva is well known for her blunt and candid commentary on a range of topics from celebrity news, pop culture trends, race, politics and trending legal news. Blending her legal expertise with common sense approaches, Areva can confront and then coddle while gaining the trust of audiences, viewers and guests. She has become a valued confidante, source of reliable information and an inspiration to many including countless followers and friends she connects with across her various social media platforms.12654486_10154076998883072_7773034451985125075_n
Recognized as one of the nation’s leading advocates for autism, the underserved and children, Areva is the author of an Amazon best- selling 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., a grassroots nonprofit to assist families raising kids on the autism spectrum. From the courtroom to the statehouse, she is a fighter for kids with disabilities and their families.
A Harvard Law School graduate, Areva founded the LA 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 for the last 3 years, a designation reserved for the top 5 percent of attorneys in the state. She has won countless awards and has been featured in numerous publications from Essence to Redbook.
Areva’s credentials are impressive, making her an in-demand contributor for magazines, newspapers and online sites on topics ranging from workplace disputes to federal laws on disability rights, but it’s her humble beginnings in North St. Louis, passion for life as a mother, community activist, wife and entrepreneur that make her relatable to audiences. An avid runner of 10k races and half marathons, she knows what it takes to go the distance – and she’s not afraid to go there.