A native of Long Island, New York, Jason Levy embodies the quintessential Oregon story of originally being from, “back east”. He earned his Juris Doctor from Albany Law School in Albany, New York, and his Bachelor of the Arts in Political Science from Binghamton University in Vestal, New York. Prior to entering private practice Jason had extensive public service experience and is especially proud of his work with Safe Center Long Island, a non-profit legal services clinic that focused on family law issues, especially those affecting low income, immigrant, and domestic violence survivor communities.
Jason did not discover his passion for domestic relations until his third year of law school when he took Family Law to round out his final semester. He quickly fell in love with the domestic relations as a practice area. He enjoys being able to help his clients navigate some of the most important issues that they will ever face and takes great satisfaction in helping them to achieve their goals. He also enjoys the diverse set of tools that a family law practitioner has at their disposal, and appreciates that because of that, no two days practicing family law are the same.
To that end, his prior professional experience has prepared him to secure great outcomes for his domestic relations clients. Prior to joining Gearing, Rackner, & McGrath, Jason was a general practitioner at law firms on Long Island and in Portland, focusing on real estate, contracts, civil litigation, and wills, trusts, and estates. He believes that a domestic relations attorney is the ultimate general practitioner because they are so often called upon to draw from a diverse knowledge and skill base.
In law school, Jason wrote for the Albany Law School Environmental Law Journal covering legislative and case law development. In private practice Jason frequently works with the Nassau/Suffolk Law Services in their Volunteer Lawyer Project providing pro bono advice and representation to low-income housing court litigants. Jason is also member of the Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington County Bar Associations.
In his free time, Jason enjoys cooking, tennis, and performing improv and stand-up comedy. He is also an avid Dungeons & Dragons player, and especially appreciates its resemblance to law practice in that the game requires one to apply a set of rules to a set of facts, in order to accomplish a goal.