John J. Gilligan, Family Law & Divorce Attorney

Practicing Family Law & Divorce Attorney Since 1981

John J. Gilligan, CFLS has practiced family law for 39 years and handled over 7500 family law matters. He sits on the Family Law Executive Committee for the Los Angeles County Bar and donates several hours of his time each month to the court system as a mediator and Judge Pro Tem. There is no family law case that John hasn’t handled in some fashion over his extensive years in practicing family law.

Family Law & Divorce Attorney Education

State University of New York at Brockport
Bachelor of Science, Political Science

Western State University
Juris Doctorate

Pepperdine Law School
Mediation credential

State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization
Certified Family Law Specialist, 1997

Only 10% of California’s family law attorneys have earned this additional education and title

Honors & Awards

  • Author of four Appellate Court decisions
  • Voted by peers as a Super Lawyer for the past 10 years
  • Received the highest possible rating (AV rating) by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Voted one of the Top Attorneys in the State of California
14 Years Super Lawyers
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Professional Activities

  • Judge Pro Tem in the Superior Court for family law and domestic violence matters
  • Appointed Superior Court Mediator in Los Angeles and Orange County
  • Member of the Long Beach, Los Angeles, South Bay and Orange County Bar Associations
  • Member of the American Bar Association, LA and Orange County Bar Associations, Irish-American Bar Association, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association, and Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Qualified Court-Appointed Minor’s Counsel
  • Serves on the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the LA County Bar Association
  • Recognized author in the field of family law

Representative Cases

The following cases are indicative of Mr. Gilligan’s experience as a divorce attorney and his commitment to fairness and justice in all areas of the legal system.

1981 In re Marriage of Willard 15 B.R. 898

1992 In re Raiton v, G & R Properties 139 B.R. 931

1981 In re Marriage of Cordero 95 Cal.App.4th 653

1981 In re Marriage of Lucio 161 Cal.App.4th 1068

Published Works

Mr. Gilligan has published a number of articles drawing on his years of divorce expertise. Feel free to browse them at your leisure and contact us with any questions.

Testimonials From our Clients

The Team of Attorneys You’ve Been Looking For

Our experienced team of professionals will guide you through life’s murkiest waters. At Gilligan, Frisco & Trutanich, LLP, we have the resources needed to represent clients in all aspects of family and criminal law.

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