William C. Callaham

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Sacramento, CA

Wilcoxen Callaham, LLP
 | 2114 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone: 916-442-2777
Fax: 916-442-4118
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1974
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

William C. Callaham is one of the senior partners at Wilcoxen Callaham, LLP, and he represents individuals and their families on matters of wrongful death, personal injury, product liability, premise liability, slip and fall, medical malpractice, elder abuse, attorney malpractice, auto accidents and catastrophic injuries. Mr. Callaham has 45 years of experience representing individuals, insurance companies and major corporations. He has handled cases throughout the state of California, including Sacramento County, Placer County, El Dorado County, Yolo County, and San Joaquin County.

Mr. Callaham graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering. After spending a year as an engineer, he attended University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, graduating in 1974 with a Juris Doctor. He was admitted to The State Bar of California in 1974. With more than 40 years' experience as a trial lawyer, Mr. Callaham has obtained multimillion-dollar awards through mediation, arbitration and settling out of court. He has been rated AV Preeminent* by his peers through Martindale-Hubbell and has earned a "Superb" rating of 10.0 through Avvo.

In 2014, Mr. Callaham was elected president of the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. He has been a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates since 1984, achieving the status of Diplomate. He was national ABOTA president in 2008 and has served on the board of directors since 1995. He was elected president of the Sacramento chapter of ABOTA in 1995.

He is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Society of Barristers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the American Association for Justice, and the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.

*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.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (50%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (30%): Medical Malpractice

Personal Injury - Products (20%): Products Liability

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability


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Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2019

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About William Callaham

Admitted: 1974, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.wilcoxenlaw.com/our-attorneys/william-c-callaham/


  • National President, American Board of Trial Advocates, 2008
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America every year since 2008
  • AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell every year since 1982
  • National ABOTA Board of Directors since 1995
  • International Society of Barristers since 2009 (only 850 members internationally)
  • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys – Certified Medical Malpractice Specialist and President 2014
  • Selected as Northern California Super Lawyer every year since 2005
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) since 1984, rank of Diplomate
  • American College of Trial Lawyers since 1997 (membership limited to top 1% of attorneys in any state)
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1993 – Certified Specialist in Civil Trial Advocacy
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America – The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society
  • Sacramento Valley ABOTA Chapter President 1995
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers since 2006 (membership limited to 500 members under age 70 in the United States)

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified as Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • California
  • American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA) – Member
  • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, President, 2014

Educational Background:

  • San Diego State University, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
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Office Location for William C. Callaham

2114 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95816

Phone: 916-442-2777

Fax: 916-442-4118

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Last Updated: 7/29/2019

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