Rachel M. Self is the founder of her own firm located in Boston, Massachusetts, and she provides criminal defense and immigration law representation to clients throughout the area. In her immigration practice, she assists individuals in a variety of matters, including people who are seeking asylum as well as those who are facing deportation. Ms. Self also helps people who are attempting to qualify for permanent resident visas, including family-based petitions, and she provides representation to those who are seeking to become naturalized citizens. Her fluency in Spanish is a benefit in this particular part of her practice. Ms. Self provides defense representation to people who have been charged with state or federal offenses. The types of cases that she has handled in this regard have included driving under the influence, domestic violence, sex crimes, money laundering, assault and battery, drug possession and distribution, and juvenile crimes.Since obtaining her Juris Doctor in 2004, Ms. Self has earned the respect of her colleagues for her dedication to her clients and high degree of ethics. The holder of a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo, she has also been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 for several consecutive years. Admitted to practice before all Massachusetts state courts, Ms. Self is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Massachusetts Bar Association.