Rachel L. D. Thompson
Rachel L. D. Thompson is a partner at Poarch Thompson and 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. She serves on the Federal Bar Association’s Advisory board, is a committee member of its Young Lawyers Division, and is the Chair of their Law School Committee, she also speaks annually at its conferences. In 2018, Rachel won the FBA-ILS Younger Lawyer of the Year Award and in 2016, DePaul Community Resources presented her with the Alison Parker Young Woman of Achievement Award. As of Spring 2019, she is an adjunct professor at Liberty University School of Law.
Who is your hero?
Aside from basic necessities, what could you not go a day without (activity, person, thing etc)?
What one luxury would you take with you on a deserted island?
A television with ESPN
If you had a warning label, what would yours say?
Warning: Comeback to me in a day, I need time to process
What celebrity would you like to meet at Starbucks for a cup of coffee?
If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Oxtail and dumplings
- DePaul Community Resources (2017), Board Member
- Federal Bar Association Immigration Law Section (2013 – Present),
- Committee Member Younger Lawyers Division (2015 – Present)
- American Immigration Lawyers Association (2013 – Present)
- Roanoke Bar Association (2013 – Present)
- Virginia Women’s Attorney Association (2013 – Present), Vice President (2014 – 2015)
- Salem/Roanoke County Bar Association (2013 – Present)
- B.A. Spanish Business, Messiah College
- J.D., Liberty University School of Law
- Virginia State Bar, 2013
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