Michael S. Callahan

michael callahan
Location: Houston, Texas
Phone: 713-224-9000 (Local)
888-224-7020 (Toll Free)
Fax: 713-224-9001

Michael Callahan is a trial lawyer who represents individuals and families in serious injury and fatality cases. He has practiced in the area of personal injury law his entire legal career. Michael focuses his practice on representing victims in cases involving spinal cord injury, paralysis, brain injury, loss of limb, burns, and wrongful death.

Michael received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1989. Upon graduation, he moved to Houston to work as a design and construction engineer. For the next several years, Michael worked for two major engineering/construction firms and was involved in the design and construction of refineries, chemical plants, paper mills, and other industrial facilities. He graduated from South Texas College of Law in 1994 with a Doctorate of Jurisprudence.

Michael Callahan combines his background, training and experience with a passion for representing people who are all too often the underdog in the fight for justice against corporations and insurance companies. Michael has built his reputation on hard work and compassion. His success comes in large part from his ability to listen to the people he represents, discover the story of the client and the case, and then tell it to the jury in a compelling, passionate and meaningful way.

Mr. Callahan is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas and before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Mr. Callahan is a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the Texas Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA), the Houston Trial Lawyers Association (HTLA), the Texas Bar Association, and the State Bar of Texas. He is also a graduate of the prestigious Trial Lawyers’ College founded and directed by Gerry Spence. The College accepts a very limited number of lawyers nationwide each year and is exclusively for lawyers who represent people.  Since 2011, Michael has been on the faculty at the College.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
  • Product Liability
  • Oil & Gas
  • Intellectual Property
  • Motor Vehicle and Trucking Accidents
  • Insurance

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas


  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
    Doctorate of Jurisprudence – 1994
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    Bachelor of Science – 1989
    Major: Mechanical Engineering

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters Business, 2008 – 2015
  • Top Lawyers for the People – H Texas, 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Texas Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member

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