Southern California Law Firm Focused on Business Litigation

Orange County Business Litigation Attorneys

Founded in 1984, Callahan & Blaine has been achieving record-breaking verdicts and settlements for over 25 years in all areas of complex litigation. For example, Callahan & Blaine has the highest jury verdict in Orange County history, a $934 million jury verdict achieved after a three-month jury trial in a complex business litigation case entitled Beckman Coulter v. Flextronics. Since 2003, we have won over $1.5 billion in verdicts and settlements.

A Commitment to Business Clients

Callahan & Blaine's business litigation practice reflects the firm's commitment to client service and outstanding results across a wide range of litigation problems — employment disputes, trade secrets violations, ownership issues, and shareholders' rights. We've been working toward building the ideal civil trial practice since we opened our doors in 1984, and complex business litigation has formed the central core of our work at every step of the way.

Now with more than 20 trial lawyers who have concentrated experience in a wide variety of legal disciplines, our law firm offers business litigants an impressive set of credentials and client service values:

Experience. Our attorneys aggregate more than 500 years of trial experience. Most of our lawyers have practiced for 15 to 25 years. They are faster, more experienced, more aggressive and more efficient. Our attorneys get bigger verdicts, bigger settlements, better results at greater value. We get twice the recovery at half the price of the big firms. Corporate CEOs and general counsel love the way we practice and win.

Reputation. Many of our lawyers hold the AV rating* under Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system. Most of our attorneys have won national or regional recognition as effective advocates on complex or novel legal problems from intellectual property to insurance coverage. For example, Daniel J. Callahan was recently selected as one of the Top Ten trial attorneys in the United States by the National Law Journal. Likewise, both Daniel J. Callahan and Edward Susolik have been honored among the Top 50 Attorneys in Orange County by the Super Lawyer organization from 2005 to 2010, which is a major accomplishment for a boutique litigation law firm.

Practical Skills. We back up our substantive knowledge of difficult legal subjects with outstanding litigation and trial skills. Whether we're drafting a complaint or delivering a closing argument, we demand from ourselves nothing less than the outstanding work product that is reasonable to expect from nationally and regionally prominent attorneys.

Resourcefulness. An essential attribute of our client service in business litigation is our skill in finding ways for our clients to support the expenses of presenting or defending their claims. Our ability to create avenues of coverage under liability insurance policies is an especially valuable example of our work in this area.

Efficiency. Because Callahan & Blaine employs no junior associates or recent law graduates, our clients never need to subsidize the practical education of inexperienced lawyers. Moreover, our practice is the ideal size for any litigation client whose case presents novel or complicating aspects, but who needs to manage the costs and expenses of the civil action.

The results these attributes and values have yielded are amply illustrated in our verdicts and settlements. To find out more about Callahan & Blaine's approach to business litigation, contact us in Santa Ana.


*CV, BV, and AV are registered 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.