Coral Arias is an Associate Attorney at The Matian Firm. She dedicates her efforts to the practice of immigration law, and most importantly, maintaining families together.
Coral earned her bachelor’s degree from Brown University where she concentrated in History and International Relations. While at Brown, Coral also studied abroad at the University of Havana, Cuba.
Coral earned her Juris Doctorate from U.C. Hastings College of the Law, in San Francisco. While in law school, Coral served the immigrant community through her work at the Refugee and Human Rights Clinic. Afterwards, she interned at the Immigration Center for Women and Children and the Los Angeles Legal Aid Foundation, helping victims of domestic violence and sexual assault obtain U Visas and VAWA. Coral also interned at the East Bay Sanctuary Covenant where she worked on affirmative asylum cases.
Coral remains active in the community through her volunteer work. She is an ambassador of her alma mater through the Brown Alumni Interviewing Program where every year she interviews prospective students for admission to Brown from the Inland Empire.
As a first generation Mexican-American, Coral is a fervent believer in education as a tool for empowerment and growth.
B.A., Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
State of California
United States District Court for the Central District of California
The Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services
Outstanding Achievement in Pro Bono Award
Pro Bono Society Member
UC Hastings College of the Law Certificate of Excellence for Teaching Assistant- Moot Court Department
Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) Excellence for the Future Award for Legal Writing and Research
Witkin Legal Institute Award for Academic Excellence
California Bar Foundation Diversity Scholarship
Gates Millennium Scholar
NASA Rhode Island Space Grant Science en Español Scholar