Mar 27, 2018
Attorney, advocate, television host, legal and social issues commentator, and author Areva Martin is the embodiment of a woman doing and having it all while raising a family and awareness of autism. A multi-award-winning Harvard-trained attorney and author, she is founder of Special Needs Network, a non-profit dedicated to the needs of underserved families raising a child with developmental disabilities.
Known to audiences around the country from The Dr. Phil Show, Anderson Cooper 360, Dr. Drew On Call, Nancy Grace and other national media outlets, Areva is the go-to on-camera expert on legal, political, women’s and children’s issues.
Also known for her advocacy on behalf of victims and the “underdog,” as well as her straight talk on tough legal and social issues, Areva has been featured in national publications from Redbook and Parenting to Ebony. Her unique background has endeared her to audiences worldwide: despite being raised in a poor community by a single mother, she attended the nation’s top universities.
Areva graduated with honors from Harvard Law School and the University of Chicago, and is the founding and managing partner at Martin & Martin, LLP. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three children.