Manhattan Beach Divorce Attorneys | Irvine and Long Beach Family Law

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

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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

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John J. Gilligan, CFLS attended the Temporary Judge Program Recognition Ceremony

Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader's own John J. Gilligan, CFLS attended the Temporary Judge Program Recognition Ceremony on August 8, 2018 which honored participating attorneys who have generously donated time to serve the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles as Temporary Judges. Mr. Gilligan sat as Temporary Judge over 40 times in 2017 and continues to donate his time regularly to the Temporary Judge Program. read more

Janet E. Dockstader, CFLS attended Roger Dodd and Patricia Kuendig's 2-Day Seminar on Cross-Examination

To perfect her litigation skills, Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader's Janet E. Dockstader, CFLS attended the recent 2-Day Trial Skills Seminar held by Roger Dodd and Patricia Kuendig on Cross-Examination on the heels of returning from the National Family Law Trial Institute's 3-Day seminar on cross examination last May. read more

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