"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit."
      - Aristotle





Rachael's practice focuses on domestic relations law, insurance defense, and civil litigation. Prior to joining Clement Wheatley in 2007, Rachael served as an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney for the City of Danville. While attending law school, she interned with the Colorado Legal Services in the Family and Children's Unit. She also worked as a law clerk for Lerman & Associates, P.C. focusing on domestic relations law. Rachael currently serves on the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Young Professionals Committee, as a Vice Chair of the United Way of Danville-Pittsylvania County Board of Directors, on the Board of Directors for the Danville Regional Foundation, and as a Middle Border Forward Fellow.

Bar Admissions:
Virginia, 2006
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia

Virginia Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2012 - Present
Virginia Business Magazine's Legal Elite, Family Law, 2012
Professional and Community Engagement (PACE) Award Recipient, Danville-Pittsylvania
    County Chamber of Commerce, 2013
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Virginia State Bar, Young Lawyer's Conference
Board of Governors, 2009 - 2013
Danville Bar Association, President, 2013
American Bar Association 2006 - 2009
Virginia Bar Association, 2008 - Present
Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, 2011 - Present
Past Employment Positions:
Commonwealth Attorney's Office, Assistant Commonwealth Attorney, 2006 - 2007,
    Danville, VA

University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, Colorado, 2005

St. Mary's College of Maryland, St. Mary's City, Maryland, 2002
Honors: Dean's List
Honors: D'Sousa Fellowship
Major:  Philosophy and Women's Studies

Rachael A. Sanford
phone: 434-793-8200  |  email: click here
fax:     434-793-8436  |  vCard: click here

Practice Areas:

  • Family Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury