Daniel J. Callahan

Firm: Callahan & Blaine
Location: Santa Ana - CA

  • 3 Hutton Centre Drive Ninth Floor
    Santa Ana, CA 92707
  • Tel : 714-241-4444
  • Fax : 714-241-4445

Daniel Callahan has distinguished himself as one of the top trial attorneys in California, and has repeatedly been recognized by his peers for his incredible accomplishments. Mr. Callahan was the winner of the prestigious OCTLA Trial Lawyer of the Year Award three times, in 2000, 2004, and 2012. He has been named one of the Top 10 Attorneys in the United States by the National Law Journal. He was voted California Business Trial Lawyer of the Year by California Lawyer Magazine. In addition, Mr. Callahan has been named one of the Top 100 trial lawyers by the American Trial Association, featured in the Best Lawyers in America for thirteen years straight, 2005 through 2019 and listed by Super Lawyers as one of The Top 10 Lawyers in Southern California for 2013.

The reason for the accolades is simple: preparation and results. Since founding Callahan & Blaine, Mr. Callahan has won many jury trials and obtained scores of seven and eight figure settlements on behalf of his clients.

Notable verdicts include a $934,000,000 jury verdict obtained in 2003, after a three month jury trial in a complex business dispute entitled Beckman Coulter vs. Flextronics. This unanimous verdict was the largest in California in 2003 and remains the largest in Orange County history. Mr. Callahan went on to obtain a $50,000,000 settlement in a road design case against the City of Dana Point. Exclusive of large class actions, this is one of the largest personal injury settlement in United States history. Most recently, after a two month jury trial, Mr. Callahan obtained a $38 Million settlement on behalf of a class of newspaper delivery drivers against The Orange County Register. This is the highest employment settlement in Orange County’s history. Mr. Callahan is equally skilled in representing defendants. He has secured many total defense verdicts against some of the most respected plaintiff attorneys in the county.

Mr. Callahan grew up in Chicago, Illinois where he went on to receive 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. He began his career in Hawaii before relocating to Southern California and starting his own firm by opening the doors on St. Patrick’s Day, 1984.

Mr. Callahan has given nationwide seminars on litigation and published multiple articles on litigation strategy and practice. He has been a speaker at multiple continuing education seminars and regularly speaks at the State Bar of California’s annual convention on topics ranging from advanced trial skills to the use of technology in the courtroom. For the past several years, he also has given seminars on jury selection and opening statement at local, state and national conferences.

Callahan & Blaine

Callahan & Blaine’s trial practice reflects our firm’s commitment to client service and outstanding results across a wide range of litigation problems – business and employment law, corporate and ownership disputes, and personal injury claims. We have been working toward building the ideal civil trial practice since we opened our doors in 1984. Contact us in Santa Ana to learn how our approach to dispute resolution can benefit you or your company.

Orange County Trial Attorneys With a National Reputation
With a current roster of more than 28 trial lawyers experienced and focused in virtually all civil practice areas, our law firm offers civil litigants an impressive set of credentials and client service values:

Experience. Together, our attorneys have more than 700 years of trial experience, and since 2003, our verdicts and settlements add up to over $1.0 billion. Most of our lawyers have practiced for 15, 20, or 25 years or more. Our attorneys are faster, more experienced, more aggressive and more efficient. Our attorneys get bigger verdicts and defense results, more favorable settlements, and better results at greater value. We get twice the recovery at half the price of the big firms. Our clients – large and small – love the way we practice and win.

Our law firm represents corporate, professional and entrepreneurial clients of all sizes: multi-national, Fortune 500 companies, California-based corporations, medium and small businesses, homeowners associations, and employers and individuals engaged in business. To find out more about our distinctive approach to advocacy and dispute resolution in complex litigation, contact Callahan & Blaine in Santa Ana.