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John J. Gilligan, CFLS, To Present MCLE: Seeking and Opposing Fee Requests

 BGD's own Certified Family Law Specialist, John J. Gilligan, will present an MCLE program on January 14, 2015, at BGD, titled, "Seeking and Opposing Fee Requests." Attorneys, paralegals and other legal professionals will attend the presentation.  Lunch will be served. 

John J. Gilligan, founding partner of Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader, LLP, has extensive experience specializing in California Family Law probate litigation and estate planning since 1981. Prior to becoming a founding partner for Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader, LLP, Mr. Gilligan founded Gilligan Law Corporation. 

Mr. Gilligan graduated cum laude and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from State University of New York at Brockport, and obtained his Juris Doctorate from Western State University. He is certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization, as a certified family law specialist since 1997. Only 10% of California’s family law attorneys have earned this additional education and title. In addition, Mr. Gilligan has been named every year to Southern California Super Lawyers since 2009 and is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell. 

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 published opinions.


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