Zaira Solano - Spanish Speaking Atlanta LawyerZaira Solano earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Georgia College & State University. While earning her degree, she worked in the office of a solo practitioner in the metro Atlanta area. She gained valuable, hands-on experience in family law, criminal law, and worker’s compensation law prior to her legal education.

Zaira worked for several firms throughout the Atlanta area while earning her law degree at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School.  Zaira discovered her passion for immigration during law school. Later in her training, she clerked at an immigration firm in Atlanta, Georgia. Zaira also worked in the Fulton County Public Defender’s Office in the Complex Case Division. In 2011, Zaira founded Solano Law Firm with a focus on immigration law to serve the Latino community. She believes in providing honest representation and educating clients throughout the process.

Zaira Solano was raised in Weehawken, New Jersey in a tightly knit Dominican family. She is fluent in both Spanish and English. Zaira realized a childhood ambition when she became an attorney.  She created a game plan and worked hard to achieve her goals. During her free time, Zaira loves to go to the beach with her husband and two dogs, Sasha and Sierra. She also enjoys spending time with family, reading, and going to concerts.

Education

  • Georgia College & State University, B.A.
  • Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, J.D.

Bar Admissions:

  • Georgia

Memberships

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Atlanta John Marshall Law School Alumni Board
  • Georgia Hispanic Bar Association

 

Killa Marti

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Born and raised in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Killa first came to the US in 2004 as a student. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations and Minor in Economics from Augsburg College, in Minneapolis, MN. Following a year-long employment contract in Changchun, China, Killa returned to the US to pursue her law degree at Hamline University School of Law (now Mitchell Hamline School of Law) with the clear objective of pursuing a career in Immigration law. Throughout her law school career, Killa took every opportunity through serve immigrant populations. She completed a clinic program at the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota, volunteered at Civil Society, a non-profit assisting victims of trafficking, and did a practicum at the immigration firm of Contreras Edin & Associates. Killa also represented Hamline at the 2011 Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court competition in Washington, DC.

Upon graduation, Killa accepted a position at the firm of Cole & Vondra, PLLC in Iowa City, where she got the opportunity to litigate in the Immigration Courts of Omaha, NE and Chicago, IL, as well as represent clients in state criminal courts in Iowa. For the last three years, she has been living in Georgia and helping start the Immigration Services Program at Lutheran Services of Georgia a non-profit that serves refugees and other vulnerable, immigrant populations. Now, Killa is excited to continue to serve the immigrant community and pursue new challenges at Solano Law Firm. Killa is barred in Iowa and Georgia.

Education

  • Augsburg College, B.A.
  • Hamline University School of Law (now Mitchell Hamline School of Law), J.D.

Bar Admissions:

  • Georgia
  • Iowa

Memberships

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Zainab Alwan
Zainab Alwan

Zainab A. Alwan is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law and the University of Rochester. She began her legal career at Socheat Chea, P.C., a private immigration law firm in Atlanta, GA, where she focused on family-based immigration. Ms. Alwan then served as the attorney for the Asylum Project with the Georgia Asylum & Immigration Network. She provided free legal services to asylum seekers, and trained, mentored, and supervised private attorneys in their representation of asylum seekers.  Ms. Alwan is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Georgia and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). She is currently the GA/AL AILA Ambassador to the American Immigration Council, is a member of the Asylum/AILA liaison committee, and serves on the advisory board for Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theater Company. When Ms. Alwan is not advocating for immigrant rights, she devotes her time to interfaith work and enjoys spending time with her family.

Education

  • University of Rochester, B.A.
  • Case Western Reserve University School, J.D.

Bar Admissions:

  • Georgia

Memberships

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)