About Poarch Thompson Law

Our goal is to make sure you have confidence and control over your legal process.

Dealing with the government is daunting, and you need an attorney who explains immigration or adoption options clearly and avoids confusing legal jargon. We want to give you control and confidence over your legal process. At Poarch Thompson Law, we commit ourselves to friendly, down-to-earth service. Our team of attorneys honestly advises you on how best to achieve your immigration or adoption goals.

Our attorneys and paralegals guide you through the process from start to finish to ensure you understand every step and every requirement. We pride ourselves in the fact that the majority of our clients are referrals from other attorneys, former clients, and client friends and family members.


Rachel L. D. Thompson, an immigration and adoption attorney, is a partner at Poarch Thompson Law. She serves on the Federal Bar Association’s Advisory board, is a committee member of its Young Lawyers Division, is the Chair of their Law School Committee, and also speaks annually at its conferences.

She has been the recipient of the FBA-ILS Younger “Lawyer of the Year Award” (2018), DePaul Community Resources presented her with the “Alison Parker Young Woman of Achievement Award” (2016), and listed in Roanoker Magazine’s Class of 2020 for “40 Under 40.” Alongside being one of Poarch Thompson Law’s managing attorney, she is also an adjunct professor at Liberty University School of Law.

Rachel first moved to Southwest Virginia when she attended Liberty University School of Law (Lynchburg, Virginia), graduating in May 2012. The multiculturalism inherent in her native city (Philadelphia) and her family (Rachel’s mother was raised in South Africa during apartheid and her father was raised in Jamaica) instilled an early and profound love for diverse cultures, hope in the possibilities of immigration.

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