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Firm Overview

Gilgannon Law, LLC is focused on providing knowledgeable and attentive yet affordable representation individuals, families and small businesses throughout Southeastern Wisconsin and around the world.

Gilgannon Law, LLC was established in 2011.

Example cases

Immigration:
I recently assisted a client in bringing his fiance over on a K1 visa from Europe so that they could marry here in the United States. His new wife could then apply for permanent residence in order to allow them to enjoy their new life together in the United States. I am also currently assisting the owner of a successful startup company based overseas with establishing a U.S. branch of his business right here in Milwaukee.

Main Office

Main
1219 N Cass St, 2nd Fl
Milwaukee  WI  53202

Phone
  • (414) 758-5245
Fax
  • (414) 982-3730

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

30 minute phone or in-office consultation available to discuss initial summary of case

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

I offer competitive fees on a flat-fee basis. Payment plans can also be discussed.

Hourly Rates

N/A

Office Information

Office Hours

Meetings are set by appointment only, but I offer very flexible hours in order to accommodate a client's schedule.

Emergency After Hours

No

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

My experience as an international student in the United States truly opened my eyes to the incredible opportunities and increased quality of life this country offers for those willing to work hard to pursue their dreams and those of their family. I was fortunate enough to become teammates and friends with many other international students from around the world. It was hearing stories of their experiences growing up in developing countries - in some cases amidst civil war and severe poverty - that inspired me to assist my fellow immigrants, as well as small business owners seeking to hire qualified workers, in navigating the complex and often intimidating processes that must be overcome in order to obtain legal status in the United States.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I believe that members of the public should have access to all legal processes and the right to proceed pro se if they choose. However, they should utilize all available resources in order to educate themselves and be aware of the risks involved in proceeding with complex legal issues without qualified legal representation.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I do not believe in a "halfway house" when it comes to legal representation. The way to get the opinion of a qualified attorney is to hire him or her to represent you! If the potential cost is what is deterring someone from seeking out an attorney, I would encourage that person to overcome these fears and contact a qualified attorney. Many attorneys (including myself) offer free consultations and I will always work with someone on finding a payment plan that suits both parties. Depending on the nature of the legal matter, there is often too much at stake to proceed unassisted for the sake of saving a few dollars.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

See above!

Stuart D.P. Gilgannon

Prior to attending law school, I worked in the financial sector as a home equity loan underwriter. As a law student, I was an intern with the Pittsburgh Refugee & Immigrant Assistance Center, where I was exposed to many types of family-based immigration petitions as well as asylum and deportation procedures. Following my graduation from law school, I worked for one of the largest consumer bankruptcy firms in the nation where I was involved in hundreds of bankruptcy filings, from initial consultation to final discharge.

Arriving in the United States as an international student from Scotland at the age of seventeen, and the subsequent journey I have taken gives me an excellent perspective into what my immigration clients are experiencing. This allows me to exercise increased patience and understanding with my clients, in addition to providing the required legal knowledge. I treat all immigration matters as if they were my own, as I know from personal experience the strong personal and emotional connection associated with the immigration process.

My life experience and working-class upbringing in a low-income, single-family household also ensures I have the ability to relate to my clients who are undergoing financial difficulties. As a husband and father myself, I take great satisfaction in assisting families overcome the obstacles - whether financial or immigration - that can put a great strain on family life and be a serious source of stress and anxiety.

I possess a very strong work ethic and a determination to assist my clients in accomplishing their goals. Most people who know me would probably describe me as being a very strong and direct communicator when necessary, and I have always been extremely focused and goal-oriented.

Personal interests:

I am a huge sports fan and still enjoy both playing and watching soccer ('Mon the Hibees!). In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and 3-year old daughter.

License
  • Bar Number: 1066362
    Wisconsin , 2007
Education
  • Duquesne University
    Juris Doctorate , 2007
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Executive Articles Editor, Duquesne Business Law Journal
  • Cardinal Stritch University
    B.A.
    Milwaukee, WI
    Varsity Soccer Captain; NAIA Academic-All American Scholar Athlete; Business Administration major

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