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Manhattan Beach

In need of support with family and criminal law related matters in Manhattan Beach? We’re here to help. Our team of experts at GFT will walk you through everything there is to know so that you feel confident and supported throughout the process.

Family Law & Divorce Attorney in Manhattan Beach

We here at Gilligan, Frisco & Trutanich, LLP love the South Bay. This wonderful, always-sunny region is our home and allows us the luxury of serving our community. The South Bay is a collage of charming communities that each bring unique styles and flavors to the area. Luckily, Manhattan Beach is conveniently positioned within just a short commute to our office location. When you’re going through a stressful time, you can rest assured knowing that our attorneys are your trusted friends and neighbors. At GFT, we work hard to get you through life’s difficult times so you can get back to your stress-free SoCal lifestyle.

Manhattan Beach Family Law Attorneys

As one of the largest family law firms in the Manhattan Beach area, Gilligan, Frisco & Trutanich, LLP has the dedication and experience required to handle every type of family law matter. While most family law firms are small, our eight-attorney firm has the resources to attend to all of our clients' needs. For clients who prefer to resolve their matters outside of court, we have attorneys who specialize in non-litigation alternatives, such as divorce mediation and divorce collaborative. For cases that can only be handled in court, our litigation attorneys are highly skilled at negotiating settlements and producing positive trial outcomes, particularly in high-conflict cases.

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Manhattan Beach Criminal Law Attorneys

When you enlist GFT, LLP to work on your case, you’re obtaining the resources and services associated with a large firm and the personal attention of a smaller firm who will stand by you every step of the process to achieve the best possible outcome. Gilligan, Frisco & Trutanich has recently added veteran attorney Kristin Trutanich to our team. She’s a former top prosecutor with the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office with the experience and resources needed to successfully resolve your case. Family law often has criminal law elements, sometimes involving domestic violence. Our team can handle all aspectS of your case under one roof. Contact us today.

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Our Family Law & Divorce Attorneys

When you’re going through a tough time, you need a full team on your side. Our five-attorney firm has all of the resources to attend to our clients' needs.

100+ Years Collective Experience

Our Family Law Firm's History

Gilligan, Frisco & Trutanich, LLP, was co-founded by John J. Gilligan, who has been practicing family law in Long Beach since 1981. Janine M. Frisco is also a partner, as is Kristin Trutanich. Together, they are the area’s most comprehensive legal stronghold.

GFT has helped individuals and their families surmount their legal difficulties for the past several decades. We are proud to serve Southern California, and have the dedication and experience required to handle every type of issue.

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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We have two offices conveniently located in Long Beach & Palos Verdes. We represent clients in courts throughout Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside counties.

Why We Love Manhattan Beach

Located on the shore of the Pacific Ocean just north of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach is an oceanside city that’s beautiful, pristine, and quiet. On the beach, you can partake in your favorite outdoor activities such as surfing, paddleboarding, skimboarding and beach volleyball. For those looking to get their steps in or go for a jog, check out the Strand, a 22-mile bike and walking path that stretches along Manhattan Beach’s coast and is lined with luxury modern and Spanish style waterfront homes.

On this scenic shore, you can also find the Manhattan Beach Pier, which is the city’s epicenter. It’s here where you can find dozens of family-friendly attractions, ritzy restaurants, specialty shopping venues and stunning views of the Pacific. The pier also features the Volleyball Walk of Fame, a dedication to past winners of the Manhattan Beach Open, the city’s premier beach volleyball tournament. At the Roundhouse Marine Studies Lab & Aquarium, you can get up close and personal with your under the sea neighbors with the aquarium’s touch pools.

With such a casual and breezy lifestyle, it’s imperative that your affairs are as stress-free as possible. Contact us today and we will help you get things sorted out.