Rachel defends healthcare providers in a wide range of malpractice claims.

Get To Know Rachel

Having managed a large caseload as a public defender in the Roanoke City Public Defenders office, Rachel brings strong project management skills to the Medical Malpractice Defense team's rigorous defense of hospitals and healthcare systems. Fluent in Spanish, she is an advocate for the firm’s Spanish-speaking clients.

Rachel graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Law (UNC) on a merit-based scholarship. While at UNC, she served as the senior staff editor of the North Carolina International Law Journal and competed as member of the International Team on the Holderness Moot Court. She completed more than 50 hours of pro bono service, contributing to “The Battered Immigrant Project” and a family law project involving will and divorce drafting.

Prior to law school, Rachel graduated summa cum laude from Emory & Henry College with a triple major in English, Spanish, and Political Science. In addition to being on the Dean’s list every semester, she was also president of the Hermesian Literary Society, president of the Pre-Law Society, and vice president of Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society.

Outside of the office, Rachel enjoys hiking through the Blue Ridge Mountains, rock climbing, and caring for her menagerie of animals, including a dog, cats, chickens, and a live coral reef.



University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, J.D.

Emory & Henry College, B.A.





  • Inns of the Court
  • Roanoke Bar Association
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association

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