Gary W. Kearney

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Pasadena, CA

Law Offices of Kearney | Baker
 | 2 North Lake Avenue, Suite 1020
Pasadena, CA 91101
Phone: 626-714-3018
Fax: 626-796-6839
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
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    Gary W. Kearney is a founding partner with the Kearney Baker law offices in Pasadena, California. A highly rated and award-winning attorney with more than 40 years of legal experience, Mr. Kearney holds certification as a family law specialist from The State Bar of California, and he represents clients throughout the greater Pasadena area who face legal challenges involving any of the following:

    ·         High-asset divorces

    ·         Division of assets

    ·         Child custody, support and visitation

    ·         Divorce litigation and mediation

    ·         Appeals

    A 1971 graduate of California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, Mr. Kearney attended the University of La Verne College of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1976. The following year, he received his license to practice from The State Bar of California, and he has maintained an active presence in numerous professional legal organizations throughout his career.

    A former president and chairman of The State Bar of California Family Law Section, Mr. Kearney also served as chairman for the Pasadena Bar Association Family Law Section. In addition, he also served on the board for the California Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, and he remains active in the family law support and taxation sections of the American Bar Association.

    Since 1990, he has served as a judge pro tem for the Los Angeles Superior Court, and he served the court as a mediator from 1989 to 2012. A recognized leader in his field, he writes extensively and conducts lectures on a variety of legal topics related to family law and effective appellate practices, and he helped shape legislation involving child support order modifications.

    Widely regarded as one of the premiere family law attorneys in the region, Mr. Kearney holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell as well as top ratings from Avvo.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

    Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law


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    Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2021

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    About Gary Kearney

    Admitted: 1976, California

    Professional Webpage:


    • Board of Director, Certificate of Appreciation 2018 - 2019, Rotary of Pasadena, 2019
    • Board of Director  , Certificate of Appreciation for 2016 - 2017, Rotary of Pasadena, 2017
    • Certificate of Appreciation Los Angeles Superior Court Family Law Mediator
    • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 2003-Present
    • Listed as a Preeminent Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell
    • Certificate of Appreciation Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Pro Tem Program
    • Certificate of Achievement, Pasadena Bar Association, 2009

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Family Law Specialist, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, 1985

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • California Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, President and Board Member
    • California, 1977
    • American Bar Association, Family Law Support Section, Member
    • Pasadena Bar Association, Family Law Section, Chairman
    • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member 

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • The Magazine Pasadena Foothills


    • In re Marriage of Foley 189 Cal. App 4th 521
    • Herbst vs. Swan 102 Cal. App 4th 813
    • In Re Marriage of Starr, 189 Cal. App. 4th 277
    • In re Marriage of Laudeman, 92.Cal. App 4th 109
    • Asfaw vs. Woldberhan, 147 Cal. App 4th 1407

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Pasadena Rotary - Board of Directors, 2019
    • Rotary of Pasadena - Board of Directors, 2018
    • Rotary of Pasadena - Board of Directors, 2017
    • Rotary of Pasadena - Board of Directors, 2016

    Educational Background:

    • Graduated California Polytechnic State University of San Luis Obispo., 1971
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    Office Location for Gary W. Kearney

    2 North Lake Avenue
    Suite 1020
    Pasadena, CA 91101

    Phone: 626-714-3018

    Fax: 626-796-6839

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    Last Updated: 7/21/2020

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