Callahan & Blaine
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Callahan & Blaine is based in Santa Ana, California, with a practice featuring more than 25 attorneys and focused on virtually all areas of litigation, including business and corporate litigation as well as personal injury representation. Our lawyers have over 500 years of trial experience combined. The total verdicts and settlements we have won for our clients add up to more than $1.5 billion. Our clients are continually satisfied with our aggressive and efficient attorneys and the representation of their case.
We are proud to have attorneys in our firm such as Daniel J. Callahan, who is recognized as one of the top attorneys in the country by several organizations, including selection by The National Law Journal as one of the Top Ten trial attorneys in the United States, Best Lawyers in America* since 2005, and Lawdragon's Top 500 Attorneys in the United States. In addition, many of our attorneys have been designated with an AV rating** from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating it awards.
Civil litigation can be very expensive, and we understand our clients’ concerns regarding cost. We work hard to find ways to lower these costs for our clients whether it is through insurance coverage or other claims against third parties.
Our team of attorneys has won many landmark settlements and verdicts for our clients. One of our clients was awarded the largest personal injury settlement in the entire United States at $50 million. Our attorneys also brought down the largest jury verdict ever won in Orange County of $934 million. The largest employment class action ever recovered in Orange County was also won through our firm, at $38 million. Our experience and various awards speak for our firm, telling our clients we have the skills needed to favorably represent them.
*The Best Lawyers in America® 2010. Copyright 2009 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC
**AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Insurance Coverage, Business Litigation, Personal Injury - General
Stephen E. Blaine
Business/Corporate, Business Litigation, Real Estate, Intellectual Property
Daniel J. Callahan
Business Litigation, Personal Injury - General, Civil Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Business/Corporate, Securities Litigation
Business Litigation, Real Estate
Business Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation
David J. Darnell
Business Litigation, General Litigation, Securities Litigation
Damon D. Eisenbrey
Personal Injury - Products, Business Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, E-Discovery, Intellectual Property Litigation, International
Personal Injury - General, Business Litigation
Brian J. McCormack
Personal Injury - General, Business Litigation, Personal Injury - Products
Scott D. Nelson
Personal Injury - General
James R. Rouse
Business Litigation, Personal Injury - General
Michael J. Sachs
Sarah C. Serpa
Personal Injury - General, Business Litigation
John D. Stanley
Civil Litigation, Personal Injury - General, Personal Injury - Products
John D. Van Ackeren
Javier H. Van Oordt
Business Litigation, Class Action/Mass Torts, Employment & Labor
Ryan J. Williams
Business Litigation, Personal Injury - General, Personal Injury - General
- 40%Business Litigation
- 40%Personal Injury Plaintiff: General
- 20%Insurance Coverage
- 0%Class Action/Mass Torts
- 0%Construction Litigation
- 0%Intellectual Property
- Top 50 Attorney in Orange County Super Lawyers, 2007
- Top 50 Attorney in Orange County Super Lawyers, 2008
- Top 50 Attorney in Orange County Super Lawyers, 2006
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results)
- Settlement of a California truck accident case for $28 million, which is certified as the third-largest personal injury settlement in United States history
- Defense victory on claims against a homeowner association while recovering more than $8 million on cross-claims and insurance claims
- Largest jury verdict in Orange County history — $934 million in a complex business dispute
- Obtaining a unanimous, 12-0 defense jury verdict after a two-month trial in a "bet the company" employment case brought against one of the largest companies in Orange County
- Largest personal injury settlement in United States litigation history — $50 million
- Recovery of $38 million in an employment class action, the largest class action settlement in Orange County history
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