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), the Virginia Bar Association (VBA) and the Immigration Law Forum of the Women’s Bar Association (WBA) of the District of Columbia.
Prior to starting 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 ofAmerica, 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'sInternational 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.
|VA||Authorized to Practice Law||2008||03/25/2022|
|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||2010 - Present|
|Borromeo Legal Project||Pro-bono attorney||2009 - Present|
|Virginia State Bar||2008 - Present|
|American Bar Association||2008 - Present|
|Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Immigration and Naturalization Committee||Co-chair||2010 - 2020|
|Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|College of William and Mary||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2005|
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