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Rachel Marie Hersh

Rachel Marie Hersh

also known as Rachel Hersh Van Wormer

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About Me

Attorney Rachel Hersh Van Wormer, the founder of Van Wormer Law,
LLC is an experienced attorney who concentrates her practice in all
aspects of immigration law. She is admitted to practice law in the
Commonwealth of Virginia, and is a member of the American Immigration
Lawyers Association (AILA), the American Bar Association (ABA), and the
Virginia Bar Association (VBA). She also serves as co-chairperson of
the Immigration Law Forum of the Women’s Bar Association of the
District of Columbia.

Prior to opening her own
practice, Ms. Van Wormer practiced at VK Vandaveer, PLLC, where she
focused on a wide variety of immigration law matters.

Ms. Van Wormer earned her law degree from the Catholic University of
America, Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C. She received her
bachelor's degree from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg,
Virginia, where she was a James Monroe Scholar.

Ms. Van Wormer has a background in international law and international
relations. She has lived and studied in Krakow, Poland and Rome, Italy.
While in Krakow, she took part in the Jagellonian University's
International Business and Trade Law Program as a recipient of the
Kosciuszko Foundation Scholarship for Academic Excellence. While in
Rome, she spent her time mastering the Italian language and studying
Italian history, art and architecture.

Outside the office, Ms. Van Wormer works as a pro bono attorney for the
Borromeo Legal Project in Arlington, Virginia. There, she provides
assistance to members of the St. Charles Borromeo parish community who
have unmet legal needs in matters related to U.S. immigration, such as
naturalization and deportation.


Languages Spoken: Italian, English

Practice Areas


  1. Immigration: 32%
  2. Employment & Labor: 32%
  3. Family: 31%
  4. Asylum: 5%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Warren Duryea Price

    Rachel is an excellent attorney with a passionate dedication to her clients. She is a leader in the field and a well-respected member fo the bar. I endorse this lawyer's work.


    Warren Price Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info


VAAuthorized to practice law200803/11/2014

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Marathon Award for Extraordinary Dedication and ServiceCatholic University of America, Columbus School of Law2008
Kosciuszko Foundation Scholarship for Academic ExcellenceKosciuszko Foundation2007
Extra Mile Award for Service to the Law School CommunityCatholic University of America, Columbus School of Law2007
Faculty Merit ScholarshipCatholic University of America, Columbus School of Law2005
James Monroe ScholarshipCollege of William and Mary2001
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Founding AttorneyVan Wormer Law, LLC2010 - Present
Associate AttorneyVK Vandaveer PLLC2009 - 2010
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Immigration and Naturalization CommitteeCo-chair2010 - Present
Borromeo Legal ProjectPro-bono attorney2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Virginia State BarN/A2008 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
College of William and MaryInternational RelationsBA - Bachelor of Arts2005