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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.

Callahan & Blaine is California’s Premier Litigation Firm. Callahan & Blaine is a 28 attorney litigation firm based in Santa Ana, California. Established in 1984, Callahan & Blaine specializes in complex litigation of all types, including catastrophic personal injury, insurance bad faith, and complex business litigation.

Callahan & Blaine has had unparalleled success in obtaining record-breaking verdicts and settlements in diverse and wide-ranging areas of litigation. Callahan & Blaine is recognized nationally for winning the most complex and difficult cases.

Leadership of Callahan & Blaine

Callahan & Blaine is led by its managing partner Daniel J. Callahan. Dan Callahan is known and respected as one of the top trial lawyers in the United States. As a celebrated Orange County business attorney, Dan’s honors and accomplishments include the following:

  • Dan has been named one of the Top 10 Attorneys in the United States by the National Law Journal.
  • Dan has been named a California Lawyer of The Year by California Lawyer magazine.
  • Dan has been featured in Best Lawyers of America from 2005 to 2021.
  • Dan has been honored as one of the Top 500 Attorneys in the United States by the prestigious Law Dragon 500 publication.
  • Dan has been named Business Litigation Trial Attorney of the Year by the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association on several occasions.
  • Dan is a frequent speaker and author. He has given hundreds of seminars and speeches and written over 50 articles on numerous trial and litigation topics.
  • Dan is featured in Super Lawyers, Outstanding Lawyers of America, Pre-Eminent Lawyers of America and many other publications as one of the premier trial attorneys in the United States. Dan has been named as one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Southern California for every year since 2010.

Callahan & Blaine also features numerous other highly successful litigation attorneys, including Edward Susolik. Ed, who has been with Callahan & Blaine for 27 years and is head of our Insurance Department, specializes in complex business litigation, catastrophic personal injury and the resolution of complex insurance disputes. Among numerous other awards and accomplishments, Ed has been named one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Southern California on nine occasions since 2010.

History of the firm

Established in 1984, the civil litigation firm of Callahan & Blaine concentrated on commercial and corporate trial work until we started taking personal injury cases approximately 20 years ago. Since that time, our lawyers have obtained two of the largest personal injury settlements in United States history, and we have won many multimillion-dollar recoveries for personal injury and wrongful death clients. Contact our office in Orange County to learn how our litigation methods have made us California’s premier litigation firm for personal injury claims.

Callahan & Blaine has been built to achieve outstanding results in civil litigation, no matter what the issue or dispute might happen to be. A good example of the way our complex litigation experience supports our success in personal injury was a catastrophic accident case that we settled for $50 million, the largest reported personal injury settlement in United States history. So whether you need a Newport Beach personal injury attorney, Santa Ana personal injury lawyer, or Irvine personal injury attorney, we can help.

Client Testimonials
Thank you all for the great job done. Your consistent attention, expertise and professionalism is greatly appreciated. - J.S.
Your passion for this work is obviously still alive and I received the outcome I had been hoping for since June. - Brenda D.
For the past 25 years, Callahan & Blaine has been an integral part of Orange County's legal community. - Tom Daly
Breaking Results
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$934M Trial of complex business dispute largest jury verdict in Orange County history
$50M Record-setting $50 million settlement for two Orange County joggers
$45M Fortune 500 Company, Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America, Inc., was led to victory
$38M Orange County Register Class Action Settlement Delivers $38 Million to Carriers
We’re not
a traditional
law firm

We don’t operate like many other firms our size. We don’t hire recent law school graduates. Rather, every one of our attorneys joined Callahan & Blaine as an experienced and successful trial practitioner. They are then trained and molded for several years into the Callahan & Blaine litigation style: aggressive, thorough, comprehensive and, most of all, WINNING! Each lawyer brings a distinct skill set that enriches and extends our firm’s ability to meet client needs. No client trusts important elements of a case to an inexperienced associate at Callahan & Blaine, simply because we don’t have any.

The benefits
of our integrated approach to accident litigation

Our personal injury clients benefit from the breadth and depth of our experience in many fields: negligence law, insurance law, products liability, and the highly technical issues that can arise in the proof of damages in a brain injury case or a disabling accident involving a child. We’re not only able to make the proof of complex damages claims stand up in the face of highly skilled opposition, we also know how to find the insurance coverage necessary to support the damages we can prove. Contact us to schedule a consultation today.