Charles Callahan


TEL: 602.263.7392
FAX: 602.200.7865
Legal Assistant: Tammy Carbajal

Charlie Callahan focuses his practice in the areas of professional liability, wrongful death and personal injury defense, insurance coverage and fraud, governmental liability, bad faith, and educational institutions defense.

Charlie also maintains a significant appellate practice and has argued numerous times before the Arizona Court of Appeals, the Arizona Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has been named a Judge Pro Tem and a Certified Arbitrator for Maricopa County.

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel (AADC), Immediate Past President and Chair of the Amicus Committee
    • President, 2017-2018; President-Elect, 2016-2017; Treasurer, 2015-2016; Secretary, 2014-2015
  • Professional Liability Attorney Network (PLAN), Member
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI), Member
  • State Bar of Arizona, Civil Practice and Procedure Committee, Member
  • Judge Pro Tem for Maricopa County
  • Certified Arbitrator for Maricopa County

Civic & Community Associations

  • Recreation Association of Madison Meadows-Simis (RAMMS), Board of Directors, 2006-Present
  • School Board Member, 2010-2013

Professional Recognition & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America®, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, 2020-2022; Insurance Law; 2021-2022

Presentations & Publications

  • “Risks of Committing Bad Faith: Pitfalls and Practical Considerations for Claims Administration During (and After) COVID,” Co-Presenter, PLAN CLE Webinar, September 2021
  • Living Through Change: How the New Civil Practice Rules Are Working, and How They Will Affect You,” Co-Presenter, State Bar of Arizona Convention, June 2019
  • “How to Avoid the Hot Seat: Good Claims Handling in Arizona,” Presenter, 2014 JSH Annual Seminar: It’s All Fun and Games Until Someone Gets Hurt, November 2014


Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1993
University of Nebraska, B.S., Accounting, summa cum laude, 1990


Arizona, 1993
Nevada, 2019
U.S. District Court of Arizona
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit