Santa Ana, CA (PRWEB) January 21, 2013
Super Lawyers Magazine announced today that Daniel J. Callahan, complex business litigation and catastrophic personal injury attorney and founder of Santa Ana, CA-based Callahan & Blaine, has been named to its “Top 10 Lawyers in Southern California” list for 2013.
The list is produced annually by Super Lawyers Magazine, which bases its selections on a rigorous process, combining peer nominations and evaluations with in-depth third party research and evaluation of attorney achievements.
In addition to his inclusion on the Super Lawyers “Top 10 in Southern California” list, Dan 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 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 was named one of the Top 500 Lawyers in America by LAWDRAGON, named one of the Top 100 trial lawyers by the American Trial Association, featured in the Best Lawyers in America for eight consecutive years (2005-2013) and listed by Super Lawyers as one of The Top 50 Lawyers in Orange County from the inception of the publication in 2005 to the present.
"Dan Callahan is truly an exceptional attorney," said law firm partner Edward Susolik. "His knowledge of complex business litigation and insurance law is rivaled only by the compassion and expertise he brings to catastrophic personal injury cases. I feel honored to have worked side by side with such a consummate professional as Dan all these years."
Callahan has many record-breaking verdicts and settlements. Most notable is Callahan’s $934 Million jury verdict in a complex business litigation case, recognized as the largest jury verdict in the history of Orange County. (Beckman Coulter Inc. v. Flextronics Int'l Ltd., Orange County Super. Ct. No. 01CC08395)
In addition, Callahan obtained a $50 Million settlement in a personal injury case involving a dangerous condition of public property; the case has been certified by West Trial Digest as the largest personal injury settlement in United States history (Neria v. City of Dana Point, Orange County, CA Superior Court, Case No. 06CC10395).
Callahan also has the largest insurance bad faith judgment in Orange County history ($58 Million), and the largest employment settlement ($38 Million).
Established in 1984, Callahan & Blaine consists of 28 experienced trial attorneys. Remarkable for a boutique litigation firm of its size, the firm has eight Super Lawyers for 2013 (Dan Callahan, Edward Susolik, Brian McCormack, Steve Blaine, Marc Miles, Michael Sachs, Sarah Serpa, and Javier Van Oordt). It also has four Super Lawyers in the Top 50 of Orange County (Dan Callahan, Edward Susolik, Brian McCormack and Steve Blaine) and two in the Top 100 of Southern California (Dan Callahan and Edward Susolik).
Super Lawyers Top 10 List: Rigorous Attorney Evaluation and Peer Review
Super Lawyers uses a rigorous process to select the attorneys for its annual list, combining peer nominations and evaluations with in-depth third party research. Nominated candidates are then evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. The result is a credible and comprehensive list of exemplary attorneys that can be used as a reference by those seeking expert legal assistance.
Daniel Callahan, Respected Legal Authority
Daniel Callahan has given nationwide seminars on litigation and published multiple articles on litigation strategy and practice. He has been a speaker at multiple continuing education seminars and regularly lectures on topics ranging from advanced trial skills to the use of technology in the courtroom. He also has given seminars on jury selection and opening statement at local, state and national conferences.
Daniel received his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Western Illinois University in 1976. In 1979, he graduated with honors from the University of California Law School at Davis, where he served as editor of the University’s law review. Dan later founded Callahan & Blaine on St. Patrick’s Day in 1984.
About Callahan & Blaine
For 28 years, the highly sophisticated litigators and trial attorneys of Callahan & Blaine have specialized in complex business and insurance litigation and catastrophic personal injury matters. The firm has won countless trials and accomplished record-breaking jury verdicts and settlements. Visit http://www.Callahan-Law.com for more information.