John J. Gilligan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Long Beach, CA

Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader, LLP
 | One World Trade Center, Suite 2150
Long Beach, CA 90831
Phone: 562-431-2000
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (90%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%)
Attorney Profile

John J. Gilligan, founding partner of Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader, LLP, has extensive experience specializing in California family law, probate litigation and estate planning since 1981.   Prior to becoming a founding partner for Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader, LLP, Mr. Gilligan founded Gilligan Law Corporation. 

Since 1985, Mr. Gilligan has served as Judge Pro Tem in the Superior Court for family law and domestic violence matters. He is certified to serve as a Superior Court Mediator, having received his mediation credential from Pepperdine Law School. He is also qualified for service as Court-Appointed Minor’s Counsel. Mr. Gilligan is a member of the American Bar Association, Los Angeles and Orange Bar Associations, Irish-American Bar Association, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association and Orange County Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Gilligan has lectured extensively on family law matters, authored numerous articles focusing on legal issues that stem from divorce and is the author of three Court of Appeal published opinions. 

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (90%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law

Estate Planning & Probate (10%): Estate Planning, Power of Attorney

Focus Areas

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

Estate Planning & Probate: Estate Planning, Power of Attorney

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Selected to Super Lawyers for 9 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2017

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About John Gilligan

Admitted: 1981, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.bgdlawyers.com/gilligan.html

Special Licenses/Certifications:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • South Bay Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Long Beach Bar Association
  • Los Angeles Bar Association
  • United States Court of Military Appeals
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States Claims Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • California Supreme Court
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
  • State Bar of California

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Divorce Guide
  • Which Spouse Should Get The Family Residence Following Divorce?
  • The Need For a Legal Expert in Dividing and Distributing Your Pension upon Death or Divorce
  • Post Divorce Legal Issues
  • Spousal Support - Time Limitations and Accrued Interest

Educational Background:

  • Pepperdine University Mediation Certification
  • State University of New York at Brockport, Brockport, New York, B.S. Major: Political Science, Magna Cum Laude, GPA: 3.75, May 1976
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Office Location for John J. Gilligan

One World Trade Center
Suite 2150
Long Beach, CA 90831

Phone: 562-431-2000

 

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Last Updated: 9/24/2015

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