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Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader has moved its offices to the 17th Floor in the World Trade Center. Please note our new Suite Number #1740 effective September 18, 2017.

John J. Gilligan, CFLS is hosting his Family Law Study Group's October Meeting with Guest Speaker Dennis S. Smith of Stratis Financial

On October 11, 2017, Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader's own John J. Gilligan, CFLS will host this month's meeting for his Family Law Study Group which will feature guest speaker Dennis S. Smith of Stratis Financial on the topics of proving the marital standard of living and managing your money after divorce.

John J. Gilligan, CFLS volunteers as a Judge Pro Tem in the Los Angeles Superior Courts

John J. Gilligan, CFLS volunteers his time twice a month to act as a Judge Pro Tem (an attorney who has been appointed to serve as a judge as a substitute for a regular judge) at various Los Angeles Superior Courts including Long Beach, Los Angeles, Torrance and Norwalk. read more


Past Events in the News

John J. Gilligan, CFLS will be a presenter at the Los Angeles County Bar Association 2018 Family Law Symposium
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader's own John J. Gilligan, CFLS is on the Los Angeles County Bar Association's committee that is putting on the Family Law Symposium and will also be a presenter at that seminar which is scheduled for May 5, 2018.
Nadine C. Orliczky received a Certificate of Tribute for her Pro Bono volunteer work at the Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader's own Nadine C. Orliczky was honored with a Certificate of Tribute for her Pro Bono volunteer work at the Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law. This certificate was awarded in recognition of Ms. Orliczky's invaluable assistance rendered in 2016, her commitment to stopping domestic violence, improving the welfare of poor children, and assuring equal justice in the family courts. read more
Janet E. Dockstader is a Trustee at the Aquarium of the Pacific.
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader's own Janet E. Dockstader is an involved member of the Long Beach community and has been a trustee at the Aquarium of the Pacific for the past several years. She recently attended a meeting at the Aquarium where they discussed the exciting expansion plans for its facilities which is scheduled to be completed by the Spring of 2019. read more
Paralegal Joi Millett has become a Certified Paralegal.
Paralegal Joi Millett has completed the program and passed the test through the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) to obtain her Paralegal Certification. There are only 1,300 paralegals in California who are nationally certified. read more
Nadine C. Orliczky hosted a Study Group presentation regarding School Issues and Family Law.
Nadine C. Orliczky hosted a Study Group this month which featured Meldie Moore, Esq. as a guest speaker to discuss the intersection of Special Education and School Discipline issues with Family Law.
John J. Gilligan, CFLS has been appointed for another three-year term with the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (FLEXCOM).
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader's own John J. Gilligan, CFLS, a long-standing member of the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (FLEXCOM), has been appointed for another three-year term where he will be working on the Symposium Committee. read more
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader will be hosting a presentation regarding CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) volunteers
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader has invited a spokesperson from the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Los Angeles Organization to speak at lunch on June 27, 2017 and provide information regarding CASA volunteers. read more
John J. Gilligan, CFLS has been selected to act as a Family Law Temporary Judge for the Los Angeles Superior Court – Central District to assist with processing Judgments
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader is proud to announce that John J. Gilligan has been selected to act as a Family Law Temporary Judge for the Los Angeles Superior Court – Central District to assist with the processing of Judgments to reduce the backlog, and provide for a quicker turnaround time to have Judgments entered. read more
Nadine C. Orliczky will be attending the Long Beach Bar Association Scholarship Awards Dinner
Nadine C. Orliczky's involvement in the Beach Bar Association Scholarship Committee was a success in helping to raise funds to assist high achieving, college-bound high school students. The Scholarship Awards Dinner will be held on May 18, 2017 to honor the finalists and award their scholarships. read more
John J. Gilligan, CFLS has been selected to help develop a more efficient Judgment processing system for the Los Angeles Superior Court
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader's own John J. Gilligan, CFLS, has been selected by Judge Thomas Trent Lewis, the Family Law Presiding Judge at the Los Angeles Superior Court, to be on a team that will provide input and develop a more efficient system to process Judgments and reduce return time to less than 30 days.
Janet E. Dockstader, CFLS is being recognized as the "Best of Long Beach" for Family Law Attorney in the Beachcomber Newspaper
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader's own Janet E. Dockstader, CFLS is being recognized as the "Best of Long Beach" for Family Law Attorney in the Beachcomber Newspaper. The Beachcomber will be announcing and celebrating the "Best in Long Beach" on April 14, 2017. read more
Paralegal Brianne Cram is Volunteering at the Orange County Paralegal Association's Huntington State Beach Clean-Up Event
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader's own Paralegal Brianne Cram will be volunteering at the Huntington State Beach Clean-Up on April 8 2017 as part of an event organized by the Orange County Paralegal Association along with Wavehuggers.  In addition to helping to keep the beaches clean, there will also be a presentation on coastal conservation and marine debris. read more
John J. Gilligan, CFLS' Family Law Study Group Will Meet with the Family Law Judges at the Norwalk Superior Court at its March Meeting
On March 1, 2017, Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader's own John J. Gilligan, CFLS will attend his Family Law Study Group where he will be meeting with the Norwalk Superior Court Family Law Judges, Judge Daniel P. Ramirez, Judge Charles Q. Clay, Judge James E. Horan, and Judge LaRonda J. McCoy. read more
John J. Gilligan, CFLS, as a member of FLEXCOM, is commenting on new Family Law Legislation
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader's own John J. Gilligan is a member of FLEXCOM (Family Law Section Executive Committee) and chairs the Sub-Committee on Rules and Statutes. He will be commenting on new Family Law legislation including the possibility of lowering the age of the child per Family Code Section 3042 from 14 years to 10 years if the child wishes to address the court regarding custody or visitation. read more
Nadine C. Orliczky has joined the Long Beach Bar Association Scholarship Committee
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader's own Nadine C. Orliczky has joined the Long Beach Bar Association Scholarship Committee to help raise funds to award scholarships to high achieving, college-bound high school students from across Long Beach. read more
Janine M. Frisco is the chair for this year's Mater Dei High School "Scarlet, Gray & Cabernet" wine tasting and auction
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader's own Janine M. Frisco is the chair for this year's Mater Dei High School "Scarlet, Gray & Cabernet" wine tasting and auction gala that will be held on February 25, 2017. read more
John J. Gilligan, CFLS and Janet E. Dockstader, CLFS are attending the 2017 Trial Advocacy Institute Seminar presented by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)
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
Paralegal Jennifer Laszlo has obtained her Advanced Paralegal Certification in Family Law – Dissolution Case Management
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
Paralegal Linda Caravana will be attending the LAPA seminar on "Social Media and Ethics" this month
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
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader, LLP is participating in the Adopt-A-Family Program this Holiday Season through The Guidance Center in Long Beach
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader, LLP will be adopting a family this holiday season through The Guidance Center in Long Beach. read more
John J. Gilligan, CFLS will be attending the Los Angeles County Bar Association - Family Law Executive Committee's Holiday Get Together
On December 20, 2016, Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader's own John J. Gilligan, CFLS will be celebrating the season with fellow attorneys and will be attending the Holiday Get Together held by the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. read more
Janet E. Dockstader, CFLS will be hosting the Christmas Party this year for the Long Beach Bar Association's Women's Lawyers Group
On December 5, 2016, Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader's own Janet E. Dockstader, CFLS will be hosting the Christmas Party for the Women's Lawyers Group of the Long Beach Bar Association. read more
Janet E. Dockstader, CFLS and Nadine C. Orliczky attended the "Cruisin Route 66" Fundraiser for Pathways to Independence, a charity which assist women in need
On October 1, 2016, Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader's own Janet E. Dockstader, Certified Family Law Specialist, and Attorney Nadine C. Orliczky attended the "Cruisin Route 66" Fundraiser for Pathways to Independence. read more
John J. Gilligan, CFLS hosted the Family Law Study Group's October Meeting with guest speaker Susan Wise Miller presenting on Vocational Evaluations
On October 26, 2016, Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader's own John J. Gilligan, Certified Family Law Specialist, hosted this month's meeting for the Family Law Study Group along with guest speaker Susan Wise Miller, reknown vocational evaluation expert. read more
Janet E. Dockstader, CFLS hosted a Happy Hour Mixer for the Long Beach area Provisors Group
On October 27, 2016, Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader's own Janet E. Dockstader, Certified Family Law Specialist, hosted a Happy Hour Mixer for the Long Beach area ProVisors® Group. read more
John J. Gilligan, CFLS has returned to the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association for another year
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader's own John J. Gilligan, Certified Family Law Specialist, has agreed to return to the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association for another year. read more
Janet E. Dockstader volunteered at the Long Beach Bar Association Legal Aid Clinic
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader's own Janet E. Dockstader volunteered at the Long Beach Bar Association which offers a monthly Free Legal Clinic on the third Tuesday of each month from 5pm to 7pm. read more
John J. Gilligan, CFLS volunteers as a Family Law Mediator at the Los Angeles Superior Court – Southwest District.
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader's own John J. Gilligan, CFLS has regularly volunteered his time to serve as a Family Law Mediator at the Los Angeles Superior Court – Southwest District in conjunction with the South Bay Bar Association Mediation Program. While acting as a Family Law Mediator, Mr. Gilligan has been successful in assisting numerous parties in resolving their family law disputes. read more
John J. Gilligan, CFLS serves as a Daily Settlement Officer at the Los Angeles Superior Court – Stanley Mosk Courthouse in Los Angeles.
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader's own John J. Gilligan, CFLS has regularly volunteered his time to serve as a Daily Settlement Officer at the Los Angeles Superior Court – Stanley Mosk Courthouse. Mr. Gilligan, in his role as neutral settlement officer will meet with the parties and their attorneys to assist the parties in evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of the case and provide the parties with an opportunity to reach an agreement using a problem-solving approach.
Paralegal Linda Caravana has become an official Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Volunteer.
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader's own Paralegal Linda Caravana has completed her training and has been appointed as an official Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Volunteer. She was already assigned her first case to investigate wherein the court ended up following her recommendations. read more
Nadine C. Orliczky will be conducting a Trial pro bono for the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law.
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader's own Nadine C. Orliczky is volunteering at the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law and will be conducting a Trial pro bono for one of its low-income clients. read more
Paralegal Linda Caravana is Completing the Training to Become a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Volunteer.
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader's own Paralegal Linda Caravana will be completing her training on May 7, 2016 to become a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Volunteer and will be attending an appointment ceremony by the court on May 17, 2016. read more
Paralegals Joi Millett and Brianne Cram Volunteered at the Orange County Food Bank at an Orange County Paralegal Association Event.
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader's own Paralegals Joi Millett and Brianne Cram volunteered at the Orange County Food Bank in Garden Grove on April 9, 2016 as part of an event organized by the Orange County Paralegal Association. read more
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader Attorneys Recognized as 2016 Southern California Super Lawyers
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader is proud of John J. Gilligan and Janet E. Dockstader, who have been recognized as 2016 Southern California Super Lawyers by the publishers of Los Angeles Magazine. read more
Nadine C. Orliczky volunteered at the Long Beach Bar Association Legal Aid Clinic
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader's own Nadine C. Orliczky volunteered at the Long Beach Bar Association which offers a monthly Free Legal Clinic on the third Tuesday of each month from 5pm to 7pm where people can come get a free 10-minute advice session regarding their legal issues. read more
In Loving Memory - Brian Kent Brandmeyer 7/6/37 - 1/1/16
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the death of Brian K. Brandmeyer. Brian died peacefully at his home in Palos Verdes on New Year's Day at the age of 78. He was surrounded by Janice, his devoted wife of 54 years, and his four children: Kent, Terese, Michael and Kevin. read more
John J. Gilligan Chairs the Sub-Committee on Rules and Statutes of FLEXCOM
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader's own John J. Gilligan is a member of FLEXCOM (Family Law Section Executive Committee) and chairs the Sub-Committee on Rules and Statutes which proposes new legislation relating to family law issues to the legislators and judiciary in Sacramento. read more
Wendy K. Tse contributes to Divorce Magazine's FAQ & Answers Section for their 2016 Winter/Spring Digital Edition
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader's own Wendy K. Tse has contributed to the FAQ & Answer section of Divorce Magazine for its 2016 Winter / Spring Digital Edition. Her answers to FAQs will be featured on DivorceMagazine.com. read more
John Bachmayer Judges Moot Court Competition at CSULB
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader's own, John T. Bachmayer, has once again been invited to judge a Moot Court competition at California State University, Long Beach, (CSULB), on January 15 and 16, 2016. This will be his fifth time judging. read more
BGD Hosts MCLE Presentation with Commr. John Chemeleski on the Davis Supreme Court Decision
Commr. John Chemeleski was a guest speaker at John Gilligan's Study Group on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, at the offices of Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader. Commr Chemeleski discussed the infamous Davis case, which is arguably the most important case we've had in California Family Law in the last 25 years. MCLE credit was given to those in attendance. read more
John J. Gilligan, will be giving a presentation on the Davis Supreme Court Case
John J. Gilligan, Certified Family Law Specialist, will be giving a presentation on the Davis Supreme Court Case to his family law study group on October 14, 2015, at the Ascari Ristorante in Long Beach. read more
John J. Gilligan, has been working with the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar
John J. Gilligan, Certified Family Law Specialist, has been working diligently with the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar, as well as family law judges and prestigious lawyers, on a new and improved stipulation form. read more
John J. Gilligan, CFLS, Participates in Newly Formed Daily Settlement Officer Program
BGD's own Certified Family Law Specialist, John J. Giligan, is a member of the LA County Bar Association's family law executive committee (FLEXCOM), which recently formed a new Daily Settlement Officer (DSO) program in Compton.

Mr. Gilligan graciously volunteered to be the DSO in D-2. In this capacity, he will be donating his time monthly, and/or twice quarterly, to assist the LASC Central district in settling its family law cases. He will take cases from the department that are ready to go to trial, or to Request for Order (RFO), and try to get the parties to settle in order to avoid going to court and to reduce the backlog of unresolved cases. read more
John J. Gilligan contributes to Divorce Magazine's FAQ & Answers Section
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader's own, John J. Gilligan, has contributed to the FAQ & Answer section of Divorce Magazine. His answers to FAQ's will be featured on DivorceMagazine.com read more
John Gilligan Reappointed Again to the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Family Law Section
BGD is proud to announce that John J. Gilligan, Certified Family Law Specialist*, has been reappointed to the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar, a great honor. John's term will run through June 2017. read more
John J. Gilligan, CFLS, Participates in Newly Formed Daily Settlement Officer Program
BGD's own Certified Family Law Specialist, John J. Giligan, is a member of the family law executive committee (FLEXCOM) for the LA County Bar Association which is forming a new Daily Settlement Officer (DSO) program in Compton beginning March 12, 2015. John has also volunteered to be one of the program's initial settlement officers donating his time to assist the Compton court in settling its family law cases. The reason for the DSO program is that the courts had to dismantle the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program in the last round of budget cuts. The Los Angeles County Bar Family Law section stepped in to fill the gap. The courts are interested in providing improved service to members of the Compton community. read more
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader Hosts MCLE Presentation with Raymond R. Goldstein, Esq. on Support, EQ & Fee Enforcement
Raymond R. Goldstein, Esq., and Chair of the State Bar of California's Family Law Section, will give an MCLE presentation to Brandmeyer Gilligan Dockstader's paralegals and attorneys titled, "Support, EQ & Fee Enforcement: A Few Basics, and Well Beyond," on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. read more
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader Attorneys Recognized as 2015 Southern California Super Lawyers
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader is proud of Brian K. Brandmeyer, John J. Gilligan, and Kathleen A. Tomeo, all of who have been recognized as 2015 Southern California Super Lawyers by the publishers of Los Angeles Magazine. In addition, Ms. Tomeo will be included in the September 2015 issue of Los Angeles magazine in the section: Top Women Attorneys in Southern California.

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John J. Gilligan contributes to Divorce Magazine's FAQ & Answers Section
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader's own, John J. Gilligan, has contributed to the FAQ & Answer section of Divorce Magazine. His answers to FAQ's will be featured on DivorceMagazine.com read more
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader Hosts Firm Holiday Luncheon
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader hosted a firm holiday luncheon on Tuesday, December 23, at 1pm, at The Winery in Newport Beach. read more
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. read more
John J. Gilligan contributes to Divorce Magazine's FAQ & Answers Section
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader's own, John J. Gilligan, has contributed to the FAQ & Answer section of Divorce Magazine. His answers to FAQ's will be featured on DivorceMagazine.com read more
John J. Gilligan Appointed to the Family Law Rules Committee within the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Family Law Executive Committee
BGD is proud to announce that John J. Gilligan, Certified Family Law Specialist*, has been appointed to the Family Law Rules Committee, a sub-committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Family Law Executive Committee (FLEXCOM). John has been a member of FLEXCOM for the past two years. read more
Janet Dockstader Becomes A Certified Family Law Specialist
BGD is proud to announce that Janet E. Dockstader passed the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization's Family Law exam and has successfully completed the Specialization process. She is now a Certified Family Law Specialist. Only 10% of California's family law attorneys have earned this additional education and title. read more
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader Participates in the Verbum Dei High School "Corporate Work Study Program"
Brandmeyer, Gilligan & Dockstader is participating in the Verbum Dei High School, "Corporate Work Study Program." The firm will have 3 VDHS students working in our office as interns during the school year. It is a wonderful opportunity for the students to gain real world work experience and skills. read more
Wendy K. Tse contributes to Divorce Magazine's FAQ & Answers Section
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader's own, Wendy K. Tse, has contributed to the FAQ & Answer section of Divorce Magazine. Her answers to FAQs will be featured on DivorceMagazine.com. read more
John J. Gilligan contributes to Divorce Magazine's FAQ & Answers Section
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader's own, John J. Gilligan, has contributed to the FAQ & Answer section of Divorce Magazine. His answers to FAQs will be featured on DivorceMagazine.com read more.
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader's Case Is Published by the California Family Law Report as "Case of the Month"
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader was successful in defending an appeal which challenged the constitutionality of the appointment of minor's counsel in contested custody cases. The case was selected and published by the California Family Law Report in the May 2014 issue. read more
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader Expands Its Practice With the Addition of Kathleen A. Tomeo, Certified Family Law Specialist
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader is pleased to announce that Kathleen A. Tomeo has joined the practice. Ms. Tomeo, a Certified Family Law Specialist since 1985, has been practicing Family Law for 36 years. She has extensive experience in divorce, contested custody disputes, child support, spousal support, complex financial issues, domestic violence, paternity, and post-judgment modification proceeding. read more
Janet Dockstader Speaks To Paralegals at California Family Law Practice for Paralegals Conference
Janet Dockstader will be speaking to paralegals about "Handling Ethical Issues in Family Law Practice" at the California Family Law Practice for Paralegals Conference in July 18, 2014. read more
John J. Gilligan Speaks on Expert Panel at the Los Angeles County Family Law Symposium
John J. Gilligan, Certified Family Law Specialist, will be speaking on a panel at the Los Angeles Family Law Symposium on May 10, 2014. The panel will discuss litigation costs and case management. read more
All Pro Dads Breakfast
John J. Gilligan spoke about "Dads as Role Models" at the All Pro Dads Breakfast on Wednesday, November 6th, at Palos Verdes Intermediate School. read more
John Gilligan Spoke About Obama Care And Its Effects on The Practice of Family Law
John J. Gilligan, Certified Family Law Specialist, gave a presentation on Obama Care and its effects on the practice of Family Law to his Study Group on October 9, 2013, at the Ascari Restaurant in Long Beach. read more.
John Bachmayer Judges Moot Court Competition at CSULB
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader's own, John T. Bachmayer, has once again been invited to judge a Moot Court competition at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) in December. This will be his third time judging. read more
Janet Dockstader Hosts Loyola Law School Young Alumni Event, "Connecting Points," at Brandeyer Gilligan & Dockstader
BGD's own, Janet Dockstader, will be hosting a Loyola Law School "Connecting Points" event for young alumni who are interested in the practice of Family Law. The event will be held on November 14, 2013, from 5:30pm - 7:00pm, at Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader. read more
John Gilligan Speaks on Expert Panel at Divorce Options Workshop
John J. Gilligan, Certified Family Law Specialist, will be speaking on a panel at a workshop entitled, "Divorce Options". The panel will answer questions about the legal, financial, and emotional/social impact that divorce can have. read more
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader Endorses "Sandcastles" Divorce Recovery Workshop For Kids and Parents
Sandcastles Children's Program is a nationally known and respected, non-sectarian program that assists children, ages 6 – 17, in dealing with their parents' divorce or separation. Concurrently, the program educates parents about their children's experiences and offers advice on how to best help them with the transition. The next Sandcastles program will be on October 13, 2013, from 1pm - 5pm at the Rolling Hills United Methodist Church. For more information and to register, please read more.
John Gilligan Appointed to the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Family Law Section
BGD is proud to announce that John J. Gilligan, Certified Family Law Specialist*, has been appointed to the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar, a great honor. John's term will run through June 2016. read more.
John Gilligan Speaks For Orange County Paralegal Association's Annual Education Conference
BGD's own, John J. Gilligan, Certified Family Law Specialist*, will be speaking at the Orange County Paralegal Association's Annual Education Conference on Saturday, September 21, from 8am to 4pm, at the Radison Hotel in Newport Beach. Paralegals and attorneys who attend will receive CLE credit. read more
John Gilligan Speaks on Expert Panel at Divorce Options Workshop
John J. Gilligan, Certified Family Law Specialist, will be speaking on a panel at a workshop entitled, "Divorce Options". The panel will answer questions about the legal, financial, and emotional/social impact that divorce can have. read more
BGD Announces the Launch of Alternatives: A Collaborative Divorce Group's brand new website!
BGD Announces the Launch of Alternatives: A Collaborative Divorce Group's brand new website! www.alternative-divorce.com. Please visit the site for up-to-date information on collaborative divorce, members, a blog, and resources. For questions, or to learn more, please click here.
Launch of Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader on Twitter!
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader is now live on Twitter! For news and updates, please follow "BGD Lawyers" here.
Janet Dockstader Speaks for National Business Institute
BGD's own, Janet Dockstader, will be giving a teleconference presentation on "Special Needs and Disability in Custody Cases" for the National Business Institute on July 17, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. read more
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader Endorses "Dad-Kid Day" Workshop with Dr. Greg Allen, LMFT
On Saturday, June 15, Dr. Greg Allen, LMFT, will be hosting a "Dad-Kid Day" workshop for dads with busy schedules who want to learn how to reconnect with their kids and help them to navigate their futures, and for kids (grades 6 - 12) who are struggling with today's challenges and want to improve relationships with their parents and friends. read more
All Pro Dad's Breakfast
John J. Gilligan will be speaking at the All Pro Dad's Day School Breakfast at Palos Verdes Intermediate School on April 10, 2013 at 7:00 a.m. read more
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader Will Appear on KCAL 9's "California Adventure TV"
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader was chosen to be featured on KCAL 9's "California Adventure TV," and will appear in its upcoming legal segment as one of Southern California's Best Family Law Firms. read more
Launch of Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader on Youtube!
BGD has a brand new channel on Youtube! We will be adding new videos shortly. To view BGD's Youtube channel and to subscribe, click here.
John Gilligan Summarizes The Newly Enforced "American Tax Payer Relief Act"
John Gilligan summarizes the American Tax Payer Relief Act ("ATRA"), which Congress passed on January 1, 2013, to prevent our country from falling over the fiscal cliff. read more
Los Angeles Daily Journal Profiles Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader, LLP.
The Los Angeles Daily Journal interviewed BGD's partners for an upcoming profile piece in the newspaper's Small Firms section. read more
California Careers Interviews Janet Dockstader
BGD's own, Janet Dockstader, was recently interviewed for a local production, entitled, "California Careers." read more
Launch of BGD on LinkedIn
BGD is now on LinkedIn! We would appreciate if you Follow our LinkedIn page and give us feedback. read more
All Pro Dad’s Breakfast
John J. Gilligan will be speaking and presenting at the All Pro Dad’s Breakfast at Palos Verdes Intermediate School on February 13, 2013 at 7:00 a.m. read more
“Divorce Options” Workshop
On February 20, 2013 from 6:000 - 9:00 p.m., John J. Gilligan will be speaking on a panel at a workshop entitled, “Divorce Options”. read more
BGD Cocktail Party
On January 24, 2013 BGD will be hosting “Ring in the New Year & Get to Know Your One World Trade Center Attorney Peers!” at 5:00 p.m. read more
Moot Court Tournament
John Bachmayer has recently been confirmed as a Judge at the upcoming Moot Court Tournament at California State University Long Beach to be held on November 30th and December 1st. read more
Divorce Options - Workshop
Divorce Workshop for individuals and professional at the Pacific Coast University, School of Law on December 2, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. Your divorce options? The legal financial, emotional and social issues of divorce? How to help your children transition through the process? read more
Litigation or Mediation: Debate and Discussion
Brian K. Brandmeyer will serve as a speaker with Joseph P. Spirito, Jr. for the South Bay Study Group entitled “Litigation or Mediation: Debate and Discussion”. read more
A Film for Kids of Divorce - SPLIT
SPLIT has evolved into a deeply personal film about the kids’ perspective on divorce…no adults, no experts…just kids speaking the powerful truth of what is on their minds and in their hearts as their families change. read more
Southern California Top Rated Lawyers
John J. Gilligan has been selected as one of Southern California’s Top Rated Lawyers in 2012. read more
Divorce Rules
Never reprimand your child when he gives you this feedback. read more
Family Law Study Group
John Gilligan has been selected to present to the Family Law Study Group on October 10, 2012, at the Long Beach Hilton hotel at 6:00 p.m. The presentation will cover new Family Law Cases for 2012. read more
Launch of BGD on Facebook!
BGD is now on Facebook! We would appreciate if you "LIKE" our Facebook page and give us feedback. read more
Top South Bay Lawyers
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader, LLP was selected by SouthBay Magazine’s list of Top South Bay Lawyers. The list features top lawyers whose “work is having a broad impact on the South Bay legal community and provides aggressive representation to their clients.” read more
Trustee of the Aquarium of the Pacific
Janet E. Dockstader has been appointed as a Trustee of the Aquarium of the Pacific. Janet’s leadership and dedication, both in the courtroom and in the Long Beach community, has had a major influence in her ongoing professional activities throughout the years. read more
2012 Southern California Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers has selected Brian K. Brandmeyer and John J. Gilligan for inclusion in Los Angeles Magazine and Super Lawyer Magazine’s 2012 edition of Southern California Super Lawyers. Janet Dockstader has been selected as a 2012 Southern California Rising Star. read more
California Classic Moot Court Competition
John T. Bachmayer participated as a Judge in the 3rd Annual California Classic Moot Court Competition held on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Westwood college, Anaheim, CA. read more
“The Top South Bay Law Firms”
Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader, LLP has been selected as one of “The Top South Bay Law Firms” featured in the April 2012 issue of South Bay Magazine. read more
Campaign Fundraiser for Carmen Trutanich
Janine M. Frisco, her brother, Deputy District Attorney Christopher Frisco, and The Frisco Family are hosting a fundraising event for City Attorney Carmen Trutanich for his campaign to become the District Attorney of Los Angeles County. read more
“Family Law 2011 Year in Review” Seminar
BGD is the featured speaker at the White Zuckerman Warsavsky Luna Hunt - South Bay Study Group.  Topic:  2011 Family Law Year in Review.

2011

Open House Night
BGD holds its Open House
Featured in LA Times Again!
Janet E. Dockstader is again featured in the Los Angeles Times “Los Angeles Women Leaders in the Law”
previous years
We're Moving
BGD moves to its new offices on the 21st Floor of the World Trade Center in Long Beach.