Callahan & Susolik
Our attorneys have won national recognition as trial lawyers Contact Us Today
Premier Litigation Law Firm
Contact Us Today

World Class Trial Lawyers

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 27 attorney litigation firm based in Santa Ana, California. Founded in 1984 by Daniel J. Callahan, 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 President Edward Susolik and the Management Team of Michael Sachs, Brian McCormack, Javier Van Oordt , David Darnell, and Peter Bauman, who collectively have over 150 years of complex litigation experience. Mr. Susolik, who has been with Callahan & Blaine for 29 years and is head of its 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 every year since 2009.

Mr. Sachs and Mr. McCormack are highly experienced trial lawyers in their own right. For example, in recent years, Mr. Sachs has prevailed in numerous complex trials all over California, including five trials and arbitrations lasting over 30 days each. His most recent trial was a complete defense verdict for a major Southern California bank in a complex class action securities litigation.

Likewise, Mr. McCormack was co-counsel Coulter v. Flextronics trial that lasted over three months and resulted in a $934 Million jury verdict, the largest jury verdict in Orange County history. Mr. McCormack was recently named winner of the prestigious OCTLA “Top Gun” Trial Attorney of the Year award.

Callahan & Blaine also features numerous other highly successful litigation attorneys, including senior partners Javier Van Oordt, David Darnell, and Peter Bauman.

Finally, the firm is deeply anchored on the 38 year legacy of founding partner Daniel J. Callahan. Dan was known and respected as one of the top trial lawyers in the United States, and his honors and accomplishments include being named one of the Top 10 Attorneys in the United States by the National Law Journal and California Lawyer of The Year by California Lawyer magazine.

Dan has been featured in Best Lawyers of America from 2005 to 2021. Dan was also named Business Litigation Trial Attorney of the Year by the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association on three occasions and named one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Southern California for every year since 2010.

History of the firm

Founded in 1984 by Dan Callahan, 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
Callahan & Susolik
Breaking Results
View All Results
$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.