Representing clients in the New York City area, Paul Callan is a constant source of support for people who have been wrongfully convicted. As founder of Callan Legal, and while serving of counsel to Edelman & Edelman, P.C., http://www.edelmanpclaw.com/, he has worked with people across the country to clear their names.
Mr. Callan started his career as a prosecutor, handling high-profile cases, including the People vs. David Berkowitz, also known as the “Son of Sam” trial. He brings his experience on that side of the courtroom to his practice today, where he has time and again achieved success in exonerating his clients.
Over the course of his decadeslong career, Mr. Callan has effectively defended clients at both the state and the federal levels. For his accomplishments, he has received various recognitions, including an Avvo “Superb” rating and the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell. More importantly, he has earned the trust of clients and the respect of his peers through providing honest and reliable representation.
Prior to practicing law, Mr. Callan received a Bachelor of Arts from Seton Hall University in 1972, where he participated in an international debate competition. He went on to earn a Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School in 1975.
Today, Mr. Callan serves as an analyst for CNN and has provided commentary on current events to other major media outlets. He is active in the legal community through memberships with the New Jersey State Bar Association, the New York County Lawyers’ Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates.
*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
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Last Updated: 3/8/2017