Virginia Commonwealth University
Rachel is the Legal Assistant at Sher, Cummings and Ellis. After multiple internships at the firm, Rachel returned as a full-time employee in September of 2019. She assists the attorneys in personal injury, civil, and criminal cases, as well as with administrative work and estates. She provides support to the attorneys and is integral to keeping our cases on track.
Rachel spent her childhood years in Prague, Czech Republic before moving to Arlington, Virginia with her family. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University, where she graduated summa cum laude from the Honors College with a BA in International Studies, a BA in Music, and minors in Russian Studies and Spanish. While at VCU, Rachel founded and served as president of a student organization called Nature Appreciation and Community Healing Organization (NACHO), which focused on communing students with nature, hikes, community cleanups, yoga and life coaching, and volunteer work with the Richmond homeless community.
We interviewed all of our employees and asked the following questions:
What is your favorite aspect of working at Sher, Cummings & Ellis?
Working closely with the attorneys, staff members, and interns.
What is your favorite area of law?
Human Rights and International Law.
What is your favorite book?
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
I love learning new languages, and studying linguistics and accents for fun.