MORE THAN JUST EXPERIENCE
We Offer Integrity, Commitment, Results
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader, LLP has been assisting individuals and their families with family law matters for more than 40 years.
As the largest family law firm in the Long Beach and greater South Bay area, Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader, LLP (BGD) has the dedication and experience required to handle every type of family law matter. Specializing in complex family matters, BGD has a staff of eight experienced attorneys. Combining top-notch litigators with experts in non-litigation alternatives, BGD emerges as one of the most well-rounded dfirms in the family law practice area in Southern California.
BGD has the resources and services associated with a large firm yet still provides clients the personal attention of a smaller firm at every step of the process so that the best possible outcome can be achieved. From litigation to mediation to collaborative divorce, BGD has a proven track record of favorably resolving cases through skilled representation and strong advocacy.
With our office in the World Trade Center in Long Beach, our firm is the largest family law firm in the greater South Bay area. We represent clients in family law courts throughout Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside counties. read more
Meet the Team
At Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader, LLP, our team of attorneys have decades of experience representing clients in all aspects of family law. We recognize that family law cases involve sensitive issues and can be emotionally draining on the client. We are dedicated to providing our clients the highest quality legal service to effectively represent them. read more
- Dissolution of Marriage
- Legal Separation
- Child Custody and Visitation
- Child Support
- Spousal Support
- Property Division & Complex Property
Upcoming News & Events
Both John J. Gilligan, CFLS and Janet E. Dockstader, CLFS will be attending the AAML (American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers) "Trial Advocacy Institute" 3-day seminar on January 13-16, 2017. This 3-day conference is the flagship CLE in Southern California. This year's Institute will focus on complex, sophisticated and often overlooked trial advocacy issues. With 9 separate panels on subjects relating to appeals, jurisdiction, royalties and ethics, this wide-ranging program features experts in a wide variety of topics in Family Law. read more
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader's own Paralegal Jennifer Laszlo has completed her program through the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) to obtain her Advanced Paralegal Certification in Family Law – Dissolution Case Management. Ms. Laszlo is one of only nine other paralegals in the state of California who has attained the distinction of being an Advanced Certified Paralegal (APC) in Family Law. read more
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader's own Paralegal Linda Caravana will be attending the "Social Media and Ethics" seminar presented by the Los Angeles Paralegal Association (LAPA) on January 25, 2017. The seimar will discuss how social media and internet use have opened up new avenues and ethical obstacles for law firms and legal investigations as well as evidentiary issues relating to social media. read more
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