Andrew W. Newsom is a partner at Gearing, Rackner & McGrath, LLP and is licensed to practice law in the state of Oregon.
Andrew grew up in Newport Beach, California. He received his Doctor of Jurisprudence cum laude from Boston University School of Law in 2009 and his Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Oregon in 2006.
He has practiced family law exclusively since 2010. He is stimulated by the intellectual complexity and emotional depth of family law issues. His first priority is to provide his clients with insight and direction.
Andrew is experienced in all areas of family law, with special emphasis on substance abuse and psychological disorders in custody proceedings; domestic abuse and restraining orders; jurisdiction disputes, including multi-state divorce proceedings; spousal support and spousal support modifications; enforceability of premarital agreements and marital settlement agreements; judgment remedies and defenses, post-Judgment Relief; omitted assets; fraudulent judgments; and appeals.
As the firm’s appellate attorney, he has a highly-developed understanding of complex court procedures and niche legal issues such as multi-state jurisdiction, business valuation, and the use of scientific evidence. He also regularly offers pro bono services to minor children in need of independent representation.
Andrew serves as a member of the Multnomah County, Clackamas County and Washington County Bar Associations; the Oregon State Bar – Family Law Section; and of the Oregon Academy of Family Law Practitioners. He is also co-chair of the Multnomah County Family Law Group.
In his free time, Andrew enjoys experimenting in the kitchen and staying active. He also follows soccer around the globe and supports the Portland Timbers.
In this video Andrew discusses the role substance abuse can play in child custody cases.