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We Passionately Represent our Clients’ Interests

We devote 100% of our practice to immigration law, and 100% of our time and energy to doing it well.

Whether we are helping businesses legally petition for foreign workers, preparing successful applications for permanent residency and citizenship, or representing underserved populations like immigrant women and unaccompanied children, we passionately represent our clients’ interests.

In addition to affirmative petitions for immigration benefits, we also represent immigrants in removal proceedings and complex immigration appeals.

Contact Poarch Law for assistance with any of the following:

  • Removal and Deportation
  • Marriage-Based Green Cards
  • Employment-Based Green Cards
  • Naturalization and Citizenship
  • Employment Visas
  • Employer Immigration Compliance
  • Consular Processing
  • Visas for Victims of Crimes
  • Visas for Unaccompanied Children
  • Immigration Consequences of Crimes
  • Immigration Litigation
  • Immigration Appeals
  • Visitor Visas
  • Investor Visas
  • Fiancé Visas
  • Notices of Intent to Deny
  • Requests for Evidence
  • International Adoptions

Call Attorney Christine Poarch today at 540-232-9035 to arrange your initial consultation.

Attorney Christine Lockhart Poarch


  • Virginia State Bar
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Western District of Virginia
  • Eastern District of Virginia
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court


  • South Texas College of Law, J.D., 1999
  • University of St. Thomas, B.A., 1994

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Virginia State Bar on Unauthorized Practice of Law, Chair of the Standing Committee
  • Federal Bar Association Immigration Law Section, Board of Governors
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member

Attorney Rachel Louise Ditsego Thompson


  • Virginia State Bar


  • Liberty University School of Law, J.D., 2012
  • Messiah College, B.A., 2008

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Federal Bar Association Immigration Law Section
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Vice President, Virginia Women’s Attorney Association
  • Roanoke Bar Association

Lectures & Presentations:

  • Immigration Law Class Presentation, Liberty University School of Law
  • Sin Barreras, St. John’s the Evangelist Catholic Church
  • Senior Seminar Presentation, Roanoke College

Since 1997, the "Lead Counsel Verified" status has been granted to attorneys who possess:

  • The Right Professional Experience
  • A Spotless Record

The following attorneys at this firm are Lead Counsel Verified:

Christine Lockhart Poarch

Christine Lockhart Poarch

This attorney is Lead Counsel Verified in the following practice areas:

Practice Area Year
Immigration Since 2015
Practice Area Year
Immigration Since 2015
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