Maria Batres works as an Assistant Solicitor in Fulton County Georgia, investigating, charging, and prosecuting misdemeanor violations of Georgia Statutes and County Ordinances that occur in Fulton County.
Prior to her tenure as an Assistant Solicitor, Maria worked as an Immigration attorney with Socheat Chea, P.C. for two years. There, she handled cases in all areas of Immigration law, with a particular focus on removal/deportation defense, family based petitions, and visa options for victims of crimes.
Maria received her Juris Doctor degree from Georgia State University College of Law, graduating cum laude, in 2011. She has also earned a Bachelor’s degree in History and a Master’s degree in Teaching, both from Trinity University in Texas.
During law school, Maria worked as a legal intern at the Latin American Association and the Prosecuting Attorney’s Council of Georgia. She served as the president of the Hispanic Student Bar Association and was also actively involved in the Student Trial Lawyers Association.
Maria is a native of Little Rock, Arkansas, born to Guatemalan parents, and is fluent in both English and Spanish. Prior to becoming an attorney, Maria spent over a decade teaching middle and high school Social Studies in Atlanta, Georgia.
Maria is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Georgia, and all lower Georgia Courts. She is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the National Hispanic Bar Association, and the Secretary of the Georgia Hispanic Bar Association. She also serves on the GSU Law Alumni Council, the GSU LAC Admissions Committee, and was a member of AILA and the Georgia Multi-Bar Leadership Council’s Pipeline Speaker Committee.