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
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|VA||Authorized to practice law||2008||03/31/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Marathon Award for Extraordinary Dedication and Service||Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law||2008|
|Kosciuszko Foundation Scholarship for Academic Excellence||Kosciuszko Foundation||2007|
|Extra Mile Award for Service to the Law School Community||Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law||2007|
|Faculty Merit Scholarship||Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law||2005|
|James Monroe Scholarship||College of William and Mary||2001|
|Founding Attorney||Van Wormer Law, LLC||2010 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||VK Vandaveer PLLC||2009 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Immigration and Naturalization Committee||Co-chair||2010 - Present|
|Borromeo Legal Project||Pro-bono attorney||2009 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Virginia State Bar||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|College of William and Mary||International Relations||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2005|