Our Practice

About Gilligan, Frisco & Trutanich, LLP

Gilligan, Frisco & Trutanich, LLP has been assisting individuals and their families for more than 40 years. As one of the largest criminal & family law firms in Southern California, GFT has the experience required to handle every type of family and criminal law issue.

California Family Law

Family Law

GFT has a staff of five experienced attorneys that specialize in complex family matters. Combining top-notch litigators with experts in non-litigation alternatives, GFT is one of the most well-rounded firms in the family law practice area in Southern California.

Criminal Law

Kristin Trutanich, who is a former prosecutor for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, spearheads a strong criminal law department that has successfully defended a number of criminal defendants.

California Criminal Law

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.

John J. Gilligan, CFLS

John J. Gilligan, CFLS

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.

 

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Janine M. Frisco

Janine M. Frisco

Ms. Frisco’s first preference is always to mediate spousal, financial and custody issues, she is also a staunch advocate for her client’s and a relentless opponent in a court of law. Ms. Frisco regularly litigates complex trials, acts as a mediator for both parties, and collaborates when the parties pursue collaboration.

 

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Kristin Trutanich

Kristin Trutanich

Kristin Trutanich is a trial attorney with over 13 years of litigation experience. Prior to joining Gilligan, Frisco & Trutanich, Ms. Trutanich was a Deputy District Attorney with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. As a Deputy District Attorney, she tried over 70 jury trials involving domestic violence etc.

 

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Michael Sarris

Michael Sarris

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 founded the Law Offices of Michael Sarris.

 

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Wendy K. Tse

Wendy K. Tse

Family law attorney, Wendy K. Tse, has practiced family law exclusively since 1998. Ms.Tse specializes in and has extensive experience with matters pertaining to California divorce, contested custody disputes, child support, spousal support etc.

 

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About Gilligan, Frisco & Trutanich, LLP

Gilligan, Frisco & Trutanich, LLP has been assisting individuals and their families for more than 40 years. As one of the largest criminal & family law firms in Southern California, GFT has the experience required to handle every type of family and criminal law issue.

Family Law

GFT has a staff of five experienced attorneys that specialize in complex family matters. Combining top-notch litigators with experts in non-litigation alternatives, GFT is one of the most well-rounded firms in the family law practice area in Southern California.

California Family Law

Criminal Law

Kristin Trutanich, who is a former prosecutor for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, spearheads a strong criminal law department that has successfully defended a number of criminal defendants.

California Criminal Law

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.

John J. Gilligan, CFLS

John J. Gilligan, CFLS

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.

 

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Janine M. Frisco

Janine M. Frisco

Ms. Frisco’s first preference is always to mediate spousal, financial and custody issues, she is also a staunch advocate for her client’s and a relentless opponent in a court of law. Ms. Frisco regularly litigates complex trials, acts as a mediator for both parties, and collaborates when the parties pursue collaboration.

 

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Kristin Trutanich

Kristin Trutanich

Kristin Trutanich is a trial attorney with over 13 years of litigation experience. Prior to joining Gilligan, Frisco & Trutanich, Ms. Trutanich was a Deputy District Attorney with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. As a Deputy District Attorney, she tried over 70 jury trials involving domestic violence etc.

 

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Michael Sarris

Michael Sarris

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 founded the Law Offices of Michael Sarris.

 

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Wendy K. Tse

Wendy K. Tse

Family law attorney, Wendy K. Tse, has practiced family law exclusively since 1998. Ms.Tse specializes in and has extensive experience with matters pertaining to California divorce, contested custody disputes, child support, spousal support etc.

 

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Our Approach to Family, Divorce & Criminal Law

We recognize that legal cases involve sensitive and private issues, and our attorneys prioritize your needs and confidentiality above all else. It’s true that these obstacles can often be emotionally draining and trying. Our attorneys are dedicated to providing our clients with the highest quality of legal services through issues concerning family, divorce, and criminal law.

Experienced Attorneys

Our top-notch divorce, criminal, and family law attorneys are equipped with dozens of years of litigation and courtroom experience.

A Strong Team

At GFT, we offer a team approach to each case so you can always connect with someone who can help you out with your legal case.

Proven Track Record

We have a proven track record of favorably resolving the cases our clients bring to us through skilled representation & advocacy.

Comprehensive Approach

We incorporate a combination of top-notch litigators and experts in non-litigation alternatives for a comprehensive approach to family and criminal law.

Personalized Attention

We provide personal attention at every step of the process and have the staff to tackle complex and high-profile issues.

Industry Relationships

We have relationships with many experts who may be needed in your case, such as private investigators, domestic violence experts, and more.

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.

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.

Office
Locations

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

Long Beach Office

One World Trade Center, Suite #1740
Long Beach, CA 90831
Telephone: (562) 431-2000
FAX: (562) 431-2100

Palos Verdes Office

2516 Vía Tejon, Suite 309
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
Telephone: (310) 237-9001
FAX: (562) 431-2100