Joel S. Jackson

Joel S. Jackson has established a reputation in the New River Valley region as a tough and aggressive attorney for those accused of violating the law.  He represents clients in General District and Circuits in Southwest Virginia.

Joel has worked to ensure that each person seeking his help receives a proper defense suited to his or her unique case.  He is thoroughly experienced in the all areas of criminal defense including felony/misdemeanor, DWI and traffic law, alcohol-related cases, drug charges, wrongful arrest, and other serious felony criminal charges. Joel is also recognized on the campuses of Virginia Tech and Radford University as a lawyer who will assist you in preparing a defense for a student conduct hearing or a judicial review hearing.


Radford University
Appalachian School of Law, J.D.

Professional Associations

  • The Virginia State Bar
  • The Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Virginia Criminal Law Association
  • The Montgomery County Bar Association
  • The Appalachian School of Law Alumni Association
  • The Oak Hill Academy Alumni Association
  • Phi Alpha Delta

Prepared for Trial:

Joel S. Jackson will seek to quickly settle all legal charges fairly and in his client’s best interests.  When a settlement is not possible, he is prepared to seek the court’s intervention through trial.  He will work to mount a strong defense that takes into account all the facts and circumstances peculiar to your case. If you would like to schedule a free consultation with Joel to discuss your situation, please do so now. Call: 540-961-5297 (LAWS)

Rachel W. Shrader

Rachel W. Shrader is an attorney in Blacksburg, Virginia and has been with The Law Office of Joel Jackson since May of 2015. She represents individuals who have been charged with serious criminal and traffic offenses.

Rachel has appeared on behalf of clients in courtrooms throughout Southwest Virginia, including Radford, Salem, Bland, Carroll, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski County, Roanoke County, Smyth, and Wythe County.

In addition to her criminal litigation practice, Rachel also assists clients with family law matters, including custody, adoption, and child support issues.

Rachel graduated from Blacksburg High School and received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Virginia Tech. She attended the University of South Carolina School of Law where she received her Juris doctorate.  Her studies included a concentration in children’s law.


University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D.
Virginia Tech, B.S.

Professional Associations

Virginia State Bar, Member
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Member