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David C. Gearing

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Gearing, Rackner & McGrath LLP

Contact Information

Gearing, Rackner & McGrath, LLP
Suite 750
121 SW Morrison Street
Portland OR 97204
Work 503-222-9116
Fax 503-222-9118

Practice State



David Gearing is a founding partner at Gearing, Rackner & McGrath, LLP and is licensed to practice law in the state of Oregon.

David was born in Chicago, Illinois. He received his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1983 from the University of Oregon and his Bachelor of Arts cum laude in 1980 from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

David practices all areas of family law, with special emphasis on complex financial cases involving closely held businesses, real estate, retirement benefits, securities and other investments, spousal support, child support and child custody issues. He regularly provides pro bono services to minor children who need independent representation.

David has served as a Circuit Court Judge Pro Tempore in domestic relations cases in Clackamas County since 2011 and has been a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers since 2010. He co-authored the Oregon State Bar Family Law Book’s chapter on custody and parenting time. David holds the “AV Preeminent” peer review rating by Martindale Hubbell, which signifies the highest level of professional excellence for his legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards.

David serves as a member of the Multnomah County, Clackamas County and Washington County Bar Associations; the Oregon State Bar – Family Law Section; and the Oregon Academy of Family Law Practitioners.

David 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 is also on the board of directors of the Mount Hood Forest Homeowners Association.


Traditional Client Representation and Litigation


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  • Clackamas, Oregon
  • Clatsop, Oregon
  • Deschutes, Oregon
  • Marion, Oregon
  • Multnomah, Oregon
  • Washington, Oregon

Legal Organizations

Multnomah County Bar Association; Washington County Bar Association; Clackamas County Bar Association; Clatsop County Bar Association; Oregon Academy of Family Law Practitioners; Oregon State Bar – Family Law Section.


Oregon Super Lawyers every year since 2007; AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

CLE Presentations

OAFLP Presentation on Collaborative Law

AML Presentation on Custody and Parenting Time

MBA Presentation on Ethical Issues in Representing Children

Debtor-Creditor Section Presentation on Debtor-Creditor Practice in State and Federal Courts

OLI Presentation on Representing Family and Closely Held Businesses

Chapter 7 Presentation on What the Business Can and Cannot Do to Prepare for Divorce


Co-Author of Oregon State Bar Family Law Book on Custody, Parenting Time and Visitation.

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