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Rachel M. Self

top-40Rachel M. Self is the founding member of Rachel M. Self, P.C., and appears regularly as a legal analyst for the Fox News Channel and CNN. Attorney Self represents individuals in criminal and immigration matters. The firm specializes in criminal trial work, deportation defense, and post-conviction relief.

Rachel has been selected by Boston Magazine as a Rising Star in Immigration law for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 and has recently been honored for the second year in a row by The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40. She is regularly asked to teach and speak on both criminal and immigration issues. She has taught advanced immigration seminars for the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Massachusetts Bar Association and the New Hampshire Judicial Education Program. She has also taught at New England Law Boston. She is rated “Superb,” the highest possible ranking, by Avvo, a national attorney rating service and was recently awarded with the Client’s Choice award for 2013. Rachel is fluent in Spanish, and has a broad base of knowledge in international and cross-cultural issues.



Selected teaching engagements:

Presentation Title Conference Date
Immigration and the Law UMASS Dartmouth School of Law

2012

Mexican Judiciary Exchange Program on Criminal Law Judicial Conference

2012

Criminal Law and Immigration Law Training Massachusetts Bar Association Conference

2012

Immigration Basics Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.

2011

Immigration Consequences of Criminal Conduct Judicial Conference

2011

Advanced Immigration Litigation Practice AILA New England Immigration Law Conference

2011

From Cuffs to Court – What Happens when ICE Detains Your Client? – Presenter AILA New England Chapter

2011

Immigration Basics Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.

2010

Advanced Issues in Litigation AILA New England Immigration Law Conference

2010