Thus enters, Callahan’s newest venture – Callahan Consulting Group, where he will serve the community in two ways. First, he will help clients find the best attorney in their area for the specialty at hand. Second, and equally as important, he will use his vast knowledge and experience to guide other lawyers in effecting efficient and successful strategies in litigation both pre-trial and in trial. Callahan will serve in essence as the senior trial partner that can mentor other attorneys based upon his experience and success.
The fact that he not only is one of the best but knows “the best” is in fact part of the inspiration for launching Callahan Consulting. Choosing an attorney is as personal and important as selecting the right physician and not something to be taken lightly. He will assist would-be clients sort through the maze of a multitude of advertising and marketing hyperbole.
“Callahan Consulting Group is going to consult with clients to help them find the appropriate lawyer for their litigation needs,” Callahan says. “I consider myself to be one of the best in the United States. Maybe that sounds like I have a big head, but as a result of that and practicing for 42 years I tend to know who are the best in various areas of the law.”
This simple yet brilliant premise for this new endeavor is to provide a service where people can submit their cases to him and be matched with a great attorney who is known to and/or well vetted by Callahan. Through his years working within the legal community, Callahan has witnessed how difficult it is to find a good attorney because, as he says, “There are so many that exaggerate their accomplishments.”
“Now when clients go search for a lawyer, they browse the internet. That’s really not a reliable method because if you look at anyone’s webpage, you’d think they are God’s gift. The reality is, some firms are just better at marketing than others, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are truly the best or even necessarily well qualified. Some firms are mills, where the focus is on quantity not quality. They may have plenty of clients but aren’t really doing their best or focusing on anyone. Sadly, they make their money on high numbers of cases rather than providing high quality legal service for their clients.”
Callahan has personally witnessed, and many times stepped in to take over cases that have been previously mishandled.