Andrew W. Newsom


Andrew W. Newsom is a partner at Gearing Rackner & McGrath. He has practiced family law exclusively since 2010 and is licensed to practice in Oregon.

Andrew Newsom 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. After completing his law degree in Boston, Andrew decided to return to the Pacific Northwest.

Andrew has high-level experience in all areas of family law, with special emphasis on substance abuse and psychological disorders in custody proceedings; high-conflict parenting disputes; custody evaluations; domestic violence and batterer dynamics; jurisdiction disputes (multi-state divorce proceedings); enforceability of premarital agreements and settlement agreements; post-judgment relief; and appeals. Although he is stimulated by trial advocacy, his first priority is to provide his clients with creative and efficient solutions without unneeded expense.

Andrew is co-chair of the Multnomah County Family Law Group and a member of the Oregon Academy of Family Law Practitioners along with the Bar Associations for Multnomah County, Clackamas County and Washington County. He regularly offers pro bono services to minor children in need of independent representation, particularly children who have special needs. Due to his passion for appellate work, he sometimes takes meritorious appeals on a discounted or pro bono basis.

In his free time, Andrew spends time with his wife, Laura, and their young son, Jep, who has Down syndrome. He also follows soccer around the globe and supports the Portland Timbers.

Andy Newsom helped me navigate one of the worst times of my life. He understands the emotional toll while keeping an even keel. He lays out your options and scenarios in layman terms and really puts a magnifying glass on the bigger picture as well as your future. He was a champion for my interests without adding additional confrontation to an already contemptuous dynamic. This is not a situation we hope to find ourselves in, but I’m glad I had this team fighting for me.

Laura M.

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