John J. Gilligan, founding partner of Gilligan, Frisco &
Trutanich, LLP, has extensive experience specializing in California family law,
probate litigation and estate planning since 1981. Prior to becoming a founding
partner for Gilligan, Frisco & Trutanich, 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
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.
(Certified Specialist, Family Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization)