David C. Gearing
David Gearing is a partner at Gearing, Rackner & McGrath, LLP. He has provided clients with valuable counsel for more than thirty years in all areas of family law. Mr. Gearing routinely handles cases of varying complexity involving closely held businesses, real estate, retirement benefits, securities and other investments, spousal support, child support and child custody issues. Mr. Gearing is proficient in mediation, settlement negotiation, and trial advocacy. He regularly provides pro bono services to minor children.
Mr. Gearing was born in Chicago, Illinois. He earned his B.A. cum laude in 1980 from the State University of New York at Buffalo and his J.D. in 1983 from the University of Oregon.
Mr. Gearing is admitted to practice in Oregon and is a member of the Clackamas County, Multnomah County, Clatsop County and Washington County Bar Associations; the Oregon Academy of Family Law Practitioners; and the Oregon State Bar – Family Law Section. He has been a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) since 2010. Martindale Hubbell has given Mr. Gearing an AV rating, the highest awarded for professional ability and ethics. He is a co-author of the Oregon State Bar Family Law Book chapter on custody and parenting time.
Mr. Gearing has served as a Circuit Court Judge Pro Tempore in domestic relations cases in Clackamas County since 2011.
Mr. Gearing is an avid sportsman. His activities include running, fishing, skiing, and playing baseball. He has coached and volunteered in youth sports for many years. He currently serves on the board of the Mount Hood Forest Homeowners Association.