John J. Gilligan (Long Beach, California)
John J. Gilligan (Long Beach, California)

John J. Gilligan

Licensed for 35 years

Practice Area: Family Law

Awards
AV Preeminent
Contact
877-639-9754

John J. Gilligan

877-639-9754

Credit cards accepted

Serving Long Beach, CA view address

Partner at firm Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader, LLP

Serving Long Beach, CA view address

Credit cards accepted

Awards AV Preeminent

About John J. Gilligan

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 Orang...

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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. He is also on the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (2013-2016). 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.

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  • 4.6/5.0 12 reviews
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 10/11/11 in Family Law

    John is an excellent lawyer who is well respected as a Certified Family Law Specialist. Read more

    John is an excellent lawyer who is well respected as a Certified Family Law Specialist.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Unknown on 10/17/08 in Family Law

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Unknown on 10/15/08 in Family Law

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Unknown on 10/06/08 in Family Law

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Unknown on 10/02/08 in Family Law

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Unknown on 09/12/08 in Family Law

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Unknown on 09/12/08 in Family Law

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  • 4.8/5.0 by a Unknown on 10/02/08 in Family Law

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  • 4.4/5.0 by a Unknown on 09/12/08 in Family Law

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      Credentials

      Position
      Partner
      Admission Details
      Admitted in 1981, California, U.S. District Court, Central and Northern Districts of California
      1986, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Tax Court
      Credit Cards Accepted
      Law School Attended
      Western State University
      Class of 1980
      J.D.
      University Attended
      State University of New York
      Class of 1976
      B.S.
      Birth Information
      Born in 1954
      Queens, New York, March 19, 1954
      Associations & Memberships
      Long Beach (Member, Family Law Section), Los Angeles County (Member, Family Law Section), Orange County (Member, Family Law Section) and American Bar Associations
      State Bar of California
      Irish-American Bar Association
      Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association
      Orange County Trial Lawyers Association.
      Certifications
      (Certified Specialist, Family Law, The State Bar of California Board Of Legal Specialization)
      Bar Fellowship
      Author: "The Need for a Legal Expert in Dividing & Distributing Your Pension Upon Death or Divorce," The Reporter, Vol. 78, No. 61, August 3, 1999. Judge Pro-Tem Superior and Municipal Courts for Domestic Violence, Family Law Calendar, 1986-. Mediator, Family Law in Superior Court, 1986-. Panel for Minor's Counsel, Los Angeles and Orange County, 1994-. Volunteer, Domestic Violence and Guardianship Workshop, Los Angeles Superior Court. Trained Mediator, (2002-), Pepperdine University School of Law and California Academy of Mediation Professionals "Mediating the Litigated Case" Fall 2002.
      Representative Cases
      In re Willard, 15 B.R. 898
      In re Raiton, 139 B.R. 931
      IRMO Cordero, 97 CA App.4th 956, 118 CR2d 833
      Marriage of Lucio (Fourth Appellate District, Division Three, Case No. G039072).