Our Lawyers

A Family & Criminal Law Team You Can Trust

John J. Gilligan, CFLS

John J. Gilligan, CFLS, is a founding partner of Gilligan, Frisco & Trutanich, LLP. Though his expertise is in family law, John also has a background in probate litigation and estate planning. He has been practicing law in Long Beach since 1981.

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Janine M. Frisco

Ms. Frisco has practiced for more than 15 years with a focus on California complex family law matters, including child custody, asset and property division, child and spousal support, as well as domestic violence, including criminal matters for over 10 years.

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Kristin Trutanich

Prior to joining Gilligan, Frisco & Trutanich, Ms. Trutanich was a Deputy District Attorney with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. There, she tried over 70 jury trials involving domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, gang violence and murder.

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Michael Sarris, CFLS

Michael Sarris specializes in California family law with extensive experience in the areas of child support, child custody and visitation, spousal support and community property division. Mr. Sarris is conversant in Spanish and fluent in Greek.

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Wendy K. Tse

Ms. Tse has extensive experience in matters pertaining to California divorce, contested custody disputes, child support, spousal support, complex financial issues, domestic violence, paternity, and post-judgment modification proceeding. She is fluent in Cantonese.

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100+ Years Collective Experience

Our 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.