Rachel joined Bogart, Small + Associates in 2022 and brings an extensive background in immigration law and policy. Prior to joining the firm, Rachel was a fixture in the Northwest Arkansas immigration law community for over a decade. She focuses her practice on complex matters before the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services and the immigration courts and has an exemplary record of approvals.
Rachel graduated from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis. While in law school, Rachel worked for the Department of Justice and clerked for the Memphis Immigration Court. During her time at the immigration court, Rachel advised on pending cases, researched case law, wrote decisions for the immigration judges, and assisted with the administrative functions of the court.
In private practice, Rachel has successfully represented clients before the USCIS and many before the Dallas, Kansas City, and Memphis Immigration Courts, where her clients have been granted relief from removal, including the termination and administrative closure of removal proceedings, granted legal permanent resident status, or retained their green cards. Rachel has also won appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals for clients who had previously been ordered removed by the Immigration Court.
Rachel is multi-lingual and has worked with clients from all over the world. She is known for her diligence, perseverance, and passion for representing her clients and their families. She has a reputation for her knowledge of complex immigration laws and identifying the optimal approach for each client. She was recognized as a “Rising Star” by SuperLawyers from 2017-2020 and is regularly invited to present on immigration law topics.
A proud mother of two cats and a dog, Rachel and her husband enjoy spending time gardening, gathering with friends, and exploring the outdoors. Rachel has been a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 2011 and stays up to date with the constantly changing immigration laws, policies, and benefits to best serve her clients’ interests.
“We have become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.” -President Jimmy Carter