Charles Callahan


TEL: 602.263.4504
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 Certified Arbitrator for Maricopa County.

Professional Associations & Memberships

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

Civic & Community Associations

  • Recreation Association of Madison Meadows-Simis (RAMMS), Board of Directors, 2006-2014
  • School Board Member, 2010-2013

Professional Recognition & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America®, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, 2020-2024; Insurance Law, 2021-2024; Commercial Litigation, 2023-2024; Litigation – Insurance, 2024

Presentations & Publications


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 (currently inactive), 2019
U.S. District Court of Arizona
U.S. District Court of Nevada
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit