WHO WE ARE

United Voices Foundation is a community-driven organization. Our mission is to provide education, programs, and legal resources to underserved communities. 

 

We strive to utilize our professional and personal experience to provide innovative, competent, and compassionate services for each of our clients. 

 

Our goal is to provide our clients with the education and resources needed to understand their case every step of the way. By doing so, our clients have realistic expectations and have the knowledge required to make informed decisions. 

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Carolina Arias Cediel

 

Carolina has a decade of experience in the fields of Immigration, Personal Injury, Business Law, and International Human Rights. She began her legal training as a receptionist at a boutique immigration law firm while completing her Bachelor of Science at Kennesaw State University.  She assisted attorneys with family-based petitions, waivers of inadmissibility, removal defense, nonimmigrant visas, VAWA petitions for victims of spousal abuse, asylum, applications for permanent residency and naturalization. Since then, she has worked private law firms like Morgan & Morgan and law firms abroad like Organización Benjamin Herrera.

 

Carolina decided to pursue a career in law to use her personal and professional experience to represent and educate underserved communities. Carolina is a third-year law student at John Marshall Law School, where she was the recipient of the John E. Ryan Merit Scholarship. She founded United Voices Foundation her first-year in law school to build an organization dedicated to serving, educating, and representing underserved communities. 

 

In her spare time, Carolina volunteers with the Southern Poverty Law Center  and Atlanta Volunteers Lawyer's Foundation to provide legal representation to individuals unable to afford an attorney. She also serves as a mentor in the Atlanta's John Marshall Mentoring Program and as an Treasurer in the Immigration Law Society. 

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Corey Martin, Esq.

Corey Martin is the Managing Partner at The Law Offices of Martin & Associates. He is a former Partner at Hall, Martin, Sinkler, & Associates P.C.  He focuses primarily on Criminal Defense, Immigration, Personal Injury and Taxes.

 

Corey is the Supervising Attorney at United Voices Foundation and Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School's Veterans Legal Clinic located at Fort McPherson, Georgia. He frequently leads seminars to help elementary, middle school, high school, and college students prepare for the legal field.

 

Corey has two associate degrees from Calhoun College in Decatur, Alabama. One degree in Math and the other degree is in General Education.  He also has a Bachelor’s degree in Math from Excelsior College and a Juris Doctorate from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School where he graduated with Honors. He is also an eight (8) year military veteran; a Douglas County Partner in Education and a Match Mentor; and a member of several Boards. 

 

Admissions

  • Georgia Supreme Court

  • Georgia  Court of Appeals

  • Georgia Superior Court

  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of Georgia

  • U.S. Tax Court

 

Affiliations

  • State Bar of Georgia

  • Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA)

  • Gate City Bar Association

  • Martin Financial Solutions, LLC

  • Sheltering Arms

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Mario Pereira, J.D. 

Mario was born in Colombia and came to the United States when he was two years old. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Criminology at Barry University.

 

Mario decided to pursue the study of law because of

the many injustices he has seen towards immigrant communities. Mario interned with the City of Atlanta Public Defender’s office and has worked for several immigration law firms in Georgia.

Mario's heart is of service, with the goal of assisting underserved families and those individuals who

need the most help.  

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Christopher Ward, Esq.

Christopher Ward is an advocate for social justice, equality, and equity. He believes people were equal before the law established by the constitution. Regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, age, language, culture, disability, family configuration, etc., everyone has legal rights justified upon common law and statutes. 

 

Chris is an advocate of diversity and multicultural education to develop respectful communities with people from diverse personal and cultural backgrounds. Prior to attending college, Chris lived in Uruguay with his family. Chris's life experiences has taught him the importance of examining one’s own values, beliefs, attitudes, and norms to interact with people using a culturally sensitive lens.

Itzel Soriano 

Itzel attended the University of Georgia where she received her Paralegal Certificate. She has worked with multiple law immigration law firms in the past six years. 

 

Itzel is passionate about advocating for

Dreamers seeking to build a life in the

United States.