Portland Divorce Attorney 5-Star Reviews

Client Reviews for the Portland Family Law Attorneys of Gearing, Rackner & McGrath

Thomas Ybarra is a highly organized and knowledgeable attorney and I'm so grateful for his attention to detail when it came to my divorce proceedings.

He was always honest with me about what to expect and also heard me when I told him what I wanted/needed. He was able to successfully argue my position for sole custody of my two children, secure me spousal support and child support, and negotiate an agreement that allowed me to keep my house. His attention to my case was constant and I could always get ahold of him when I needed advice. I highly recommend Mr. Ybarra's counsel if you are looking for representation in a divorce or child custody case. He knows the law and is able to explain how the process works. He made my very volatile divorce bearable and having him in my corner was a complete godsend. No one truly wins in divorce, but in my case he got me a big win on paper. Grateful for his representation.

I worked with Adam Shelton & Thomas Ybarra, they were both great!

They were very buttoned up & professional. They were attentive to my case & helped me resolve it as efficiently & quickly as possible. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a lawyer.

Adam McKibben did such an amazing job counseling me through my divorce, communicating clearly and efficiently with me every step of the way.

He understood the circumstances of my situation and offered solutions to problems that honored my desire to prioritize the needs of my children first in any settlement. He and his team worked through the process so quickly! And I appreciated how he explained every step of the process and helped me understand what was to come. Adam is so professional, calm, and compassionate. I am so grateful to have found him!

I had an amazing experience working with Adam McKibben.

He handled my case efficiently and was very attentive to all steps of the process. Adam handled a sensitive matter gracefully and compassionately. This firm is highly professional and easy to work with in terms of complex legal matters. I highly recommend working with Adam McKibben & his team!

If I may be so bold, I would say that Mike McGrath is the Michael Jordan of family law.

My case was a bit more complicated than others, where nuanced aspects of my case were of the utmost importance. Mike has a way of understanding what is at stake and taking care of things meticulously yet expediently. Throughout the case, I had many questions that, I’m sure, were a bit of an irritation for Mike. Yet, he answered my questions with patience and candor. His personality is fun and professional, making you feel like his only client. It is never fun to hire an attorney, but Mike provided an experience that negates the typical “lawyer reputation.” Thank you, Mike!

Thomas Ybarra has been an amazing lawyer for my case.

Thomas is a great listener and knowledgeable about family law. Thomas made me feel very supported throughout the process. I would highly recommend Thomas as a lawyer.

I highly recommend Anne Haugaard as an outstanding divorce attorney.

Anne communicates clearly and well—verbally and in writing. Since I was living out of the country during the entire divorce proceeding, most communication between us was via e-mail or virtual meetings. Anne H. listens intently and reads carefully. I never felt misunderstood. She responded to all e-mails in a timely fashion.

Anne advocated for me assertively and always in a timely manner. She made sure since I was living abroad that I could appear virtually for mandatory court check-ins and for a deposition thus saving me considerable time and money.

During the one in-person settlement conference which took several hours, Anne demonstrated a balance of professionalism and compassion that was reassuring in a tense situation and resulted in a settlement and not a trial.

Laura Rackner provided a strong voice, empathic support, and skilled advocacy for my two teenage children as their attorney during my divorce's complex custodial and parenting issues.

Both children grew to trust and rely on Laura's compassionate and caring discussions with them, and she always did what was in their best interests... I am so grateful to Laura and everyone at her law practice. Professionally she's a fantastic attorney, but really Laura became a trusted part of our family. On behalf of both children, thank you so very much!

I worked with Laura Rackner and Anne Haugaard over the course of 1.5 years to resolve my case.

They were always on top of little details and deadlines, communicated with me regularly and provided sound legal advice. I highly recommend them!

I was referred to Sarah Denner as I was navigating my options for divorce.

Her professional guidance and straightforward communications helped me reach an amicable resolution with my ex-husband within a short period of time. I would highly recommend Sarah and her legal team and would not hesitate to work with her again should any future legal needs arise.

It is so stressful to need legal help and to know where to start.

They get it! I feel so taken care of and at ease with Gearing Rackner and McGrath Group. They are incredibly responsive and professional. I always appreciate their advice and work as their attentiveness is spot on! They got work done so quickly. I am so fortunate and grateful they are my team when I am in need. The outcome of my cases have been what I was striving for. Thanks so much!!

I was referred to Sarah Denner at Gearing, Rackner & McGrath LLP when it became clear that my path to divorce was not going to be straight forward.

Sarah is amazing! She handled every turn of my case with expertise and creative solutions to get the best outcome for me and my kids. Her compassion and patience helped me process complicated matters without getting overwhelmed. The rest of the staff at Gearing, Rackner & McGrath were all super supportive and professional as well. I felt taken care of and prioritized. I highly recommend Sarah Denner and her team and feel lucky to have been referred myself

I worked with Adam McKibben, I can not recommend him enough.

He was very professional and answered all of my questions in a very and timely manner and was a great relief. I recommend him highly

Thank you, David Gearing, Adam McKibben and team for the fantastic representation.

Your expertise, professionalism and superior level of support and guidance during the case was outstanding, and leaves me with no hesitation in recommending you to anyone needing assistance in their own family law matters.

Thought I could manage my divorce through mediation alone.

Not until Adam Shelton came on board did I feel safe, supported, and fully informed. Huge shift from feeling overwhelmed and fearful to being proactive and productive - you need someone knowledgeable, experienced, hard working, and compassionate in your corner.

I would recommend Dave Gearing to anyone needing family law services.

He helped guide me through a difficult family transition period, with the results in line with what he said would happen. He gave me the opportunity to save money by letting me do as much of the work as I was able to. Dave's wealth of experience showed through in his relationships with many of the major players in the process. He was creative when called for, calming in stressful times, and could help me step back and laugh occasionally from a broader perspective. His staff was great to work with, too. Dave is somebody you can trust to give you an accurate assessment, fight hard for your interests, and seek a fair resolution.

I worked with Adam McKibben this time around had had a very good experience just like the first time i used this firm.

I would highly recommend Adam Shelton to anyone looking for family legal representation.

Adam is hard-working and reliable. While I know he was working with many clients, I always felt like a top priority. He was prompt at responding to me and answering all my questions. Adam is trustworthy and personable. He gave me sound legal advice and helped me make the most reasonable decisions in my situation. He was always well prepared and his knowledge and hard work paid off. Divorce is never easy but working with Adam helped make the best of a difficult situation.

David Gearing, Adam McKibben, and the rest of the team did an excellent job handling my contentious custody modification case.

David was consistently two steps ahead of the process and proactively managed issues before they arose. The team was responsive and available at all times, always professional, and negotiated a reasonable settlement in a scenario that I was sure was going to result in an ugly and expensive trial. David was an excellent advocate, and more importantly, put his experience to work securing a settlement that had my families best interests at heart.

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While Laura Rackner has a well-deserved reputation as one of the best family law litigators in Portland, she must now be counted among our very best collaborative lawyers as well.

Her versatility enables her to offer a non-adversarial approach to those many clients seeking an amicable divorce. Laura has interpersonal skills, negotiation expertise, and psychological sophistication that enable her to handle the nuanced settlement discussions of good collaborative law. As a mediator and collaborative lawyer who has worked with Laura often, I know she is completely trustworthy and has great integrity. I highly recommend her.

Laura Rackner is a seasoned professional with an excellent professional reputation in the Portland community.

She is capable and competent with litigated and cooperative divorce cases. What most impresses me is Laura's caring and personal approach. In my experience, she deeply cares about the families that she serves and goes the extra mile to help them. Laura has the rare combination of professional excellence and accolades from peers with humility and caring for her clients. She has my respect and highest endorsement!