William C. Callaham

William CallahamWilliam C. Callaham

Mr. Callaham, one of the senior partners of Wilcoxen Callaham has 40 years of experience as a trial lawyer and has tried more than 150 civil jury trials to verdict. He has obtained 10 jury verdicts in excess of $1 million, and many more multi-million dollar resolutions through arbitration, mediation and settlement.

Mr. Callaham has a balanced career of 19 years practicing as a defense attorney representing major corporations, insurance companies, physicians and other individuals, as well as another 21 years on the plaintiffs’ side, exclusively representing injury victims and their families in a variety of personal injury, wrongful death and catastrophic loss litigation. He has handled a variety of cases all throughout California and also in Washington, Idaho, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nevada and Montana.

He was profiled by Plaintiff Magazine in June 2013. You can find the article here.

He was elected President of the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys in 2014.


Mr. Callaham graduated from San Diego State University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and he worked a stint as an engineer before attending law school. He received his J.D. degree from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in 1974 and was admitted to the California State Bar that same year. He hasn’t looked back since.

Honors and Distinctions

Litigation Award

Practice Areas


Mr. Callaham enjoys working hard and playing hard. When not fighting for the rights of his clients, he is an avid road cyclist, golfer and duplicate bridge player. He also enjoys more extreme activities like skydiving and bungee jumping.