I am Rashida I. Sims, the founder of Belle Legal, PLLC.

At my law firm, I am committed to providing trustworthy legal services that prioritize you. I am here to support you every step of the way. With a blend of legal expertise, a commitment to educating and empowering clients, delivery of legal solutions that make a meaningful impact, and zealous advocacy, I work to ensure the best possible outcomes for you and your business.

I am a proud native of Brooklyn, NY, currently residing in the DC/MD/VA area. Despite a non-traditional path to law school, I followed in my parents' footsteps, becoming an attorney and entrepreneur. A former Healthcare Provider turned Attorney, I started my professional career as a mental health counselor providing intensive support services to children and their families. Since 2011, I have served as an attorney. 

I started my legal career as a public defender, and moved on to civil practice, including debt, bankruptcy, and advocating for domestic abuse survivors. I spent several years working in government and private practice before starting my own firm in 2023. Ultimately, I found a home in business and administrative law.

I am licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and Maryland. I am an accredited attorney with the US Department of Veterans Affairs and admitted to the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC). I am also admitted to the US District Court for the District of Columbia, the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia, and the US Tax Court. I have a bachelor's and master's degree from Hampton University and a JD from William H. Bowen School of Law.

In my free time, I am an active member of the Junior League of Washington and the National Hampton University Alumni Association, and volunteer with local organizations providing pro bono legal services.