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Rachel L.D. Thompson - Salem, VA

201. S College Ave Salem, VA 24153

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Updated: 01/29/2020

Salem Immigration Law Lawyer


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...

About Rachel L.D. Thompson

Practice Areas

  • Immigration Law
  • Adoption Law

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner, since January 1, 2020
  • Attorney, since 2013


  • English (Primary)
  • Spanish


Bar Admissions

  • Virginia Supreme Court, 2013
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2018

Other Affiliations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2013 - Present
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association, 2013 - Present (Roanoke Chapter)
  • Roanoke Bar Association, 2013 - Present
  • Salem/Roanoke County Bar Association , 2013 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association, 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association , 2017 - 2018
  • DePaul Community Resources, 2017 - Present (Board of Directors)
  • Salem/Roanoke County Bar Association , 2017 - Present (Board Member)
  • Church of the Holy Spirit, 2016 - Present (Life Small Group Leader)
  • Federal Bar Association, 2015 - Present (Committee Member, Young Lawyers Division)
  • Church of the Holy Spirit, 2014 - Present (Women's Ministry Bible Study Leader)
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association, 2014 - 2015 (Vice President, Roanoke Chapter)


  • Liberty University School of Law, Lynchburg, Virginia, May, 2012
  • Messiah College , Grantham, Pennsylvania, May, 2008
    Major: Spanish Business

Past Positions

  • Poarch Thompson Law, Law Clerk, 2012 - 2013


Other Sources of Feedback About Rachel L.D. Thompson

Included on the 2024 Virginia list

Past Lists

  • 2023 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Virginia Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Rachel L.D. Thompson on Super Lawyers


  • Younger Lawyer of the Year Award, Immigration Law Section, Federal Bar Association, 2018 - Present
  • Alison Parker Young Professional Award, DePaul Community Resources’ Women of Achievement, 2016 - Present

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Office Information


201. S College Ave Salem, VA 24153


  • (540) 444-0323

Accepts Credit Cards


Office Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm; Friday 8:00am-12:00pm

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