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Rebecca Callahan, Mediator & Arbitrator, Newport Beach, California.

Rebecca Callahan

Callahan Dispute Resolution
5120 Campus Drive
Newport Beach, CA, 92660
Tel: (949) 260-8888
Fax: (949) 260-9999
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Recognized to California Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Discovery Referee
  • Practice Commenced: 2005
  • Total Mediations (as of Jan 2019): 1000
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Jan 2019): 60
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Ms. Callahan is a 30-year, AV rated attorney who has practiced in Orange County, California her entire career, and handled complex business litigation matters in state and federal courts throughout California and many out-of-state jurisdictions. This experience covered a broad spectrum of industries and subject matters – including business/commercial contracts, commercial lending, commercial leasing, equipment leasing, intellectual property, purchase and sale of businesses, partnership dissolution, financial elder abuse, employer / employee relations, franchisor-franchisee relations, real property purchase, sale and development, probate and wills and trusts disputes.

For the past 20 years, Ms. Callahan has been engaged in alternative dispute resolution work as a mediator, arbitrator, settlement advisor and arbitration consultant. She has been in the ADR trenches and knows how to put theory into practice. In this regard, Ms. Callahan is known for her advance preparation, creative thinking, high energy, and collaborative style, as well as her ability to bring difficult disputes to a close in an efficient, economic, thoughtful and fair manner

Case Experience

  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Creditors
  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Intellectual Property
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Partnerships
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Title Disputes
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition


  • University of California, Berkeley, J.D.
  • University of Southern California, B.A.
  • Pepperdine University School of Law / Straus Institute, LL.M. in Dispute Resolution

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American College of E-Neutrals, Fellow
  • College of Commercial Arbitrators, Fellow
  • Orange County Bar Association
    Director 2014-2016
    ADR Section, Seminar Chair 2013-2015
    ADR Section, Chair 2013
  • Pepperdine / Straus American Inn of Court for Dispute Resolution
    Founding Member 2017
    Executive Committee Member 2017-2019
    Secretary 2017-2019
  • Peter M. Elliott Inn of Court, Past President

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