Associate Attorney

Rachel H. Snead


Rachel Snead is an associate attorney with Hook Law practicing primarily in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, guardianship and conservatorships, dispute resolution, and fiduciary litigation. To date, she has litigated and settled over 50 matters. She enjoys the diversity of work that elder law provides, and the challenges presented by litigation just as much as she enjoys helping people with creating their unique estate plan and navigating the complex administration of estates and trusts.

 A graduate of the University of Richmond School of Law and Virginia Commonwealth University, Rachel is admitted to the Virginia State Bar. She is also a member of the Virginia Bar Association (VBA), the Hampton Roads Estate Planning Council, the Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (VAELA), and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA).

In 2022 she became a licensed health and life insurance agent and attended the prestigious National Trial Advocacy College at the University of Virginia School of Law where she received intensive hands-on advocacy training.

 She has taught multiple continuing legal education courses including, “Getting Started in Elder Law,” “Virginia Probate from Start to Finish,” and “Guardianships and Assisted Decision-Making in Virginia,” and has facilitated sessions for VAELA including “Medicaid & SSI When a Client Owns a Business.” She has also been published on various platforms including T & E Magazine, and Age in Action, a quarterly newsletter published by the Virginia Center on Aging and Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services.


  • University of Richmond T.C. Williams School of Law | Juris Doctor, 2019
  • Virginia Commonwealth University | Bachelor of Arts, Global Studies with a concentration in Social Justice, 2015

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia State Bar


  • Licensed Life & Health Insurance Producer


  • Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Hampton Roads Estate Planning Council
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association


  • Electronic Notaries, Signatures, and Wills Oh My (Trusts & Estates Magazine July 2020)
  • Preying on Our Nation’s Elderly, Age in Action – Activities in Geriatrics and Gerontology Education and Research (Virginia Center on Aging and Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services. Volume 35 Number 2 Spring 2020.)
  • Will Stimulus Checks Put Disabled Clients’ Benefits at Risk ( March 2021)