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Daniel Jerome Callahan

Litigation Attorney at Santa Ana, CA

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  • Licensed for 44 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1980
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Daniel J. Callahan, the founding partner of Callahan & Blaine of Santa Ana, California, specializes in complex civil, and business litigation as well as traumatic brain and serious personal injury litigation. Mr. Callahan has also developed expertise in procuring insurance coverage for his clients.

 

Mr. Callahan received his BA, magna cum laude, from Western Illinois University in 1976, and graduated with honors from the University of California School of Law at Davis in 1979, while serving as Editor of the Law Review. Mr. Callahan has obtained over $1.1 Billion in verdicts and settlements in the last five years.

Recently, Mr. Callahan obtained a $50 Million settlement on behalf of two women who were rendered quadriplegic when they were struck by a motorist while jogging in the bike lane in the City of Dana Point. This is the largest personal injury settlement in the entire nation to date. In 2003, after a three month jury trial, Mr. Callahan received a record breaking verdict in excess of $934 Million in the Orange County action entitled Beckman Coulter vs. Flextronics. The verdict was the largest in California in 2003 and the largest in Orange County history.

He has been listed in Pre-Eminent Lawyer in California since the inception of the publication. Mr. Callahan was recognized by the publication California Lawyer in 1994, 1997, and 2004 as one of California’s top trial lawyers. He was also featured in Ralph Nader's recent book, No Contest, in which pre-eminent lawyers discussed significant cases they had won nationwide. Year after year, Mr. Callahan has been listed in Best Lawyers in America, Southern California’s Super Lawyers and Outstanding Lawyers in America.

Mr. Callahan was identified as one of the four top trial lawyers in Orange County in the year 2000. As such, he was asked to compete with three other top trial lawyers in a Top Gun contest presented by the Orange County Bar Association. The contest was critiqued by two state court judges and a federal U.S. District Court judge. The contest was judged by eight jurors randomly selected from the Orange County community and Mr. Callahan was overwhelmingly voted the Top Gun.

 

Mr. Callahan's accomplishments continue to be recognized today. On March 11, 2004, Mr. Callahan was voted California Trial Lawyer Of The Year and received an award by Ronald George, Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court. In June 2004 the National Law Journal named Mr. Callahan one of the top ten attorneys in the Nation and the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association named him Top Gun for business litigation for 2004. Previously, in October 2000, the Orange County Trial Lawyer's Association recognized Mr. Callahan's achievements and voted him its Trial Lawyer of the Year.

 

Mr. Callahan is a member of many legal organizations including the Orange County Bar Association where he served as Chair of the Business Litigation Section (1996) and the Law Practice Management Section (1993–1995). He is also a founding member of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, the Celtic Bar Association, Consumer Attorneys of California, Orange County Trial Lawyers and American Inns of Court, Robert A. Banyard Inn.

 

Mr. Callahan is the author of the CEB publication Insurance Coverage for Trade Secrets, and has authored numerous articles for national publications. He frequently speaks to professional associations around the country on trial skills.

Was named One of the Top 50 Super Lawyers in Southern California for 2007 by Law & Policies and the Los Angeles Magazine.

Location

Callahan & Blaine
3 Hutton Centre Drive Suite 900
Santa Ana, CA, 92707

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Callahan & Blaine
  • 1984 - Present

Education

  • University of California School of Law at Davis
  • 1979
  • Western Illinois University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1976

Associations

  • Business Litigation Section
  • Chairman
  • 1996 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Founding Member
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  • Celtic Bar Association of Orange County
  • Member
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  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
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  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
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  • American Inns of Court
  • Member
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  • Robert A. Banyard American Inn of Court
  • Member
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  • Law Practice Management Section
  • Chairman
  • 1993 - 1995
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 50 Super Lawyers in Southern California for 2007
  • 2007
  • California’s Top Trial Lawyers
  • 2004
  • California Trial Lawyer Of The Year
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • 2004
  • One of the Top Ten Attorneys in the Nation
  • 2004
  • Top Gun for Business Litigation for 2004
  • 2004
  • Top Gun
  • 2000
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2000
  • California’s Top Trial Lawyers
  • 1997
  • California’s Top Trial Lawyers
  • 1994
  • Best Lawyer in America
  • N/A
  • Southern California’s Super Lawyer
  • N/A
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Publications

  • California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)
  • Insurance Coverage for Trade Secrets
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (25)
Given (45)
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Litigation Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dan is an extremely talented Attorney who obtains incredible results for his clients . He has multiple multi million dollar verdicts . He personifies the term Zealous Advocate , and his been honored multiple times with awards from his peers for his excellence ."
Insurance Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Dan is a hard-nosed litigator with real guts. Sounds simple, but those combined traits are rare. Additionally, his trial experience is incomparable, and he is intelligent, hard-working and dedicated. For those reasons, I endorse him as an attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Daniel. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.I endorse this lawyer. This lawyer's contributions to this site are invaluable. I happily endorse this lawyer's work, ability and charity to those asking for advice. Further, I like to endorse good lawyers, because I find the AVVO rating system to be dishonest and corrupt. Frequently, disgruntled litigants on the opposing side (not your clients) will bash a lawyer on this site, pretending to be "your" client. When this situation is brought to the attention of AVVO, Avvo refuses to do anything to investigate and remove the false, slanderous "client" reviews. AVVO is a mean petty internet blog site trying to make money off of lawyers, and does not care if the public receives truthful information."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. There are few litigation attorneys in the country that can hold a candel to Mr. Callahan. What is so powerful about him is the creative way that he looks at every case. Even after other attorneys have failed to find a cause of action, Dan somehow comes up with something no one has thought of and in doing, does a great service to his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dan is an excellent litigator. I presently referred him a case for which I know my client will be well represented."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Dan is one of the most respected lawyers in the state by both clients and collegues. I endorse this lawyer's work."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"When you want the best and need to win, there is no one better than Dan Callahan. The results speak for themselves."
Litigation Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Litigation Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dan Callahan not only meets but far exceeds his tremendous reputation as one of the nation's premiere litigators. His undeniable business accumen, legal skill, hard work and passion result in success."
Litigation Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dan Callahan is one of the nation’s leading trial attorneys. His numerous awards, such as the Trial Lawyer of the Year, evidence his reputation among his peers. I have worked with Dan Callahan on several litigated matters. His legal knowledge, experience and insight were invaluable in reaching a successful conclusion. He is not only committed to winning, but is the hardest working attorney I have ever known. Most highly recommended."
Litigation Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Daniel Callahan unites an unparalleled work ethic with a creative and aggressive litigation style. Clients love him and he is driven to succeed."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Dan is a widely-praised top litigator and all of those cudos are justified and well-earned."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dan is a trial attorney in the truest sense of the word. His accolades and results are a testament to his sophisticated and dynamic litigation style. He is successful because of his passion, preparation and perception. His innovative and clever strategies never fail to produce exceptional results for his clients and to expect his opposition's next move (or two or three). Dan Callahan's representation, especially in complex and high-profile cases, gives you an invaluable edge. I highly endorse Dan's work."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"Excellent Litigator"
Litigation Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He is the best any client could find."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dan Callahan is the best trial lawyer in the state. You always want him on your side and never want him against you. If winning is important to you, there is no other choice than Dan Callahan and his firm."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan Callahan is one of the top trial lawyers in the United States. I have seen in action in the courtroom and he is fantastic. He is the "go to" trial lawyer in California for complex and high-profile cases."
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Santa Ana Litigation Lawyer Daniel Jerome Callahan
Daniel Jerome Callahan
Litigation Attorney
Santa Ana, CA