Attorney Martha L. Arias: A Distinguished Immigration Lawyer in the Heart of Miami
In the bustling streets of Miami, Florida, one can find the esteemed law firm of Arias Villa PLLC, presided over by none other than the accomplished Immigration Attorney, Martha L. Arias. With a legal acumen that rivals the brightest minds of the profession, her reputation as an immigration specialist is second to none.
Martha Liliana Arias, Esq. is the founder and sole owner of Arias Villa PLLC, a full-service immigration law firm located in Miami, FL. Martha has been exclusively and successfully practicing U.S. immigration law for almost two decades; she has relevant experience with removal defense cases, USCIS and NVC cases, and business visas, particularly investor visas.
Congressional Recognition: In June 2023, Martha received recognition from the Congress of the United States for her community service in the area of immigration law. Congresswoman Maria Elvira Salazar presented this recognition.
Education & Experience: Martha obtained her Juris Doctor degree from St. Thomas University, School of Law; she also has a Master’s Degree in Comparative Law with an emphasis in International Law from the University of Miami, School of Law, and a juris doctor degree from Colombia- a Civil Law system. Martha is fluent in English and Spanish. Martha is admitted to practice law in Florida; she is also admitted to practice before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Court for the Middle and Southern District of Florida. Martha has litigated immigration cases before the 11th and 9th Circuit Court, the Southern and Middle District of Florida, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO).
Community Engagement: Martha has been invited to comment on immigration law by several media outlets in South Florida and South America, such as La Mega TV, Channel 17th, “Canal Uno” (Colombia), Actualidad Radio Miami, Blue Radio Colombia, EVTV Miami, Zona Exitos (Venezuelan TV Program), “La Poderosa Radio,” and Caracol Radio Miami, now America Radio. Additionally, Martha has a weekly radio program on America Radio Miami about immigration law and news, which has been on the air for the past 15 years and gives the immigration news on Actualidad Radio every Monday for the past six years.
AILA Participation: Martha is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) since 2005. Since 2009, Martha has been a continuous and active member of AILA and is currently the First Vice-President of AILA South Florida Chapter. Martha has been an AILA Board Member and Chair of the EOIR Committee in South Florida for several years. Martha has participated in several AILA committees including the Department of Labor Committee, the Federal Litigation Committed, the ICE/OCC Committee, the EOIR Committee, the Department of Motor Vehicle Committee, the Practice Management Committee, The CLE Committee, and the USCIS Committee, among others. Martha is a founding member of the AILA National Litigation Section and has participated in the Day of Action in Washington as part of the South Florida Chapter delegation.
Writer: Martha is also an accomplished writer. She has written more than 2,000 articles about Internet law published by IBLS.COM and is the senior editor for a book published by Oxford University about Internet law and taxation.
Other Associations: Martha has participated in other Boards such as the Colombian-American Lawyers Association- Colbar; she is a Past-President of Colbar. She is currently a member BNI Energy Chapter in Miami.
Community Service: For many years, Martha has participated in the Florida Bar Program “Put Something Back” as guardian-at-litem for children. Martha also participates almost every year in the annual Ethical Governance Day by Miami-Dade County Commission on Ethics and Public Trust, a program designed for High Schoolers. Martha is currently part of “Zona 33-Colombianos en el Exterior,” a non-profit organization to which she provides information and news about U.S. immigration law. Martha is currently a member of the Florida Bar Ethics Committee.