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John J. Gilligan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Long Beach, CA

Gilligan Frisco & Trutanich, LLP
1 World Trade Center, Suite 1740
Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone: 562-431-2000
Fax: 562-431-2100
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2023
Licensed in California Since: 1981
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

John J. Gilligan, founding partner of Gilligan Frisco & Trutanich, LLP, has extensive experience specializing in California family law, probate litigation and estate planning since 1981.   Prior to becoming a founding partner for Gilligan Frisco & Trutanich, 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
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

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


15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2023

About John J. Gilligan

First Admitted: 1981, California

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Special Licenses/Certifications

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

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

Bar/Professional Activity

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

Educational Background

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

1 World Trade Center
Suite 1740
Long Beach, CA 90802

Phone: 562-431-2000

Fax: 562-431-2100

Last Updated: 6/23/2022

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