Daniel Callahan of Callahan & Blaine Receives Award for Exceptional Client Service

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Daniel J. Callahan, complex business litigation and catastrophic personal injury attorney and founder of Santa Ana, CA-based Callahan & Blaine, has been named one of the “10 Best Attorneys for Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service” in California by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIOPIA).

Callahan has distinguished himself as one of the top trial attorneys in the United States. He has been repeatedly recognized by his peers for his incredible accomplishments as the recipient of the prestigious OCTLA Trial Lawyer of the Year Award three times (2000, 2004, 2012).

The AIOPIA is an impartial third-party attorney rating organization comprised of 13 different practice area-specific divisions. The personal injury division receives nominations and awards its “10 Best” designation every year to the top personal injury attorneys in each state who excel in client satisfaction. Attorneys are nominated by the AIOPIA, clients or other attorneys.

Callahan’s many record-breaking verdicts and settlements include a $934 million jury verdict in a complex business litigation case, recognized as the largest jury verdict in the history of Orange County. In addition, he obtained a $50 million settlement in a personal injury case involving a dangerous condition of public property, which has been certified as the largest personal injury settlement in U.S. history. Callahan also has the largest insurance bad faith judgment in Orange County history ($58 million), and the largest employment settlement ($38 million).

The National Law Journal has named Callahan one of the “Top 10 Attorneys in the United States.” He was voted “California Business Trial Lawyer of the Year” by California Lawyer Magazine. In addition, he has been named one of the “Top 500 Lawyers in America” by LAWDRAGON, one of the Top 100 trial lawyers by the American Trial Association, one of the Best Lawyers in America every year since 2005 and one of the “Top 10 Lawyers in Southern California” by Super Lawyers.

Callahan received his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Western Illinois University. He graduated with honors from the University of California Law School at Davis, where he served as editor of the University’s law review. He later founded Callahan & Blaine on St. Patrick’s Day in 1984.

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