O'Callahan, James Gaughan

1126 Wilshire BoulevardLos Angeles, CA 90017


Updated: 05/31/2017


As a partner at Girardi and Keese, James G. O'Callahan handles plaintiff civil litigation. He has tried product liability, bad faith, medical malpractice as well as personal injury cases. Mr. O'Callahan has over thirty jury trials, and has tried cases in both State and Federal Court. Since 1995 Mr. O'Callahan has served as an arbitrator and mediator for the Los Angeles County court's Alternate Dispute Panel. He has lectured at continuing legal education programs on product liability cases...


Office Info


  • English

Practice Areas

  • Product Liability and Negligence 55%
  • Professional Negligence 20%
  • Personal Injury 15%
  • Intellectual Property/Business 10%


  • 100%


Bar Admissions

  • California, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1987

Other Affiliations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates, 1996 - Present (Associate)
  • CAOC, 1987 - Present (Member)
  • Attorney Information Exchange Group
  • Eighth Street Lawyers Public Justice
  • Consumer Attorney of California
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • American Association of Justice
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Public Justice Foundation
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Western Trial Lawyers


  • Super Lawyers, 2003 - 2014
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2000 - 2014
  • Los Angeles Magazine, "Southern California Super Lawyers", 2004 - 2014
  • Lawdragon Magazine, "The Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff's Lawyers in America", 2007
  • University of Sussex, Rotary Foundation Fellow, 1976 - 1977

Classes and Seminars

  • Masters in Trial, ABOTA, 2002 - 2014
  • Southern California Defense, Southern California Defense Counsel, 2008
  • CAOC, 2011, 2013

Pro Bono Activities

  • St. Paul the Apostle School Board, 2000 - 2006
  • Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, 2008 - Present
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers Board, 2012 - 2014
  • Friends of the Eel River


  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California, 1986
  • University of California, Santa Cruz, California, 1978
    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: With Honors
    Honors: With Distinction
    Honors: College Honors


Offers Free Initial Consultation

Office Information


1126 Wilshire BoulevardLos Angeles, CA 90017


  • 213-481-1554



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