RACHEL BAER is the newest addition to NMP, joining the firm as “Of Counsel” in September 2016. Prior to joining NMP, Rachel was the managing attorney at the Law Office of Rachel Baer, from 2012 to 2016. Her boutique practice, based in Alexandria, focused on estate planning and elder law—including wills and trusts, guardianship, conservatorship, and estate administration. Rachel is available to meet with clients by appointment in NMP's new Alexandria office, as well as in the NMP Falls Church office.
Rachel brings her experience and enthusiasm for working with clients to NMP. She understands that planning for the future and tackling hard situations requires grace and careful thought. Rachel strives to ensure that her clients understand their options and are equipped to make the best decisions for themselves and their loved ones. In addition, Rachel often works with parents of young children to set up streamlined estate plans that address their unique concerns—something she particularly understands as the parent of a toddler.

The Virginia Supreme Court has qualified Rachel as a guardian ad litem for both incapacitated adults and children. Rachel is also an active member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Alexandria Bar Association, and the Del Ray Business Association. In addition, Rachel has served as the guardian and conservator for several incapacitated persons in Northern Virginia. 

Before opening her practice, Rachel served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Virginia Attorney General's Office from 2010 to 2012. Rachel helped to advise components of the Virginia Department of Health and several other state agencies that provide services to persons with disabilities. Rachel represented her clients in state and federal court, reviewed proposed regulation and statutes, and provided advice during board meetings and as requested. From 2009 to 2010, Rachel worked as a contract attorney at Simms Showers LLP in Leesburg, Virginia. 

In 2009, Rachel graduated in the top ten of her class from Regent University School of Law, and was admitted to the Virginia State Bar a few months later. Prior to attending law school, Rachel graduated with a B.A. in Government cum laude with high honors from Patrick Henry College in 2006.

Rachel lives in Alexandria with her husband and their energetic toddler.

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