Rebecca Callahan is a 30-year, AV-rated attorney who acts a mediator, arbitrator and court referee. She is a full-time neutral with ADR Services, Inc., and is also on the arbitration and mediation panels of the American Arbitration Association. Rebecca has been in the ADR trenches for 15+ years and knows how to put theory into practice. Her experience covers a broad spectrum – including real property, employment, wills and trusts, financial elder abuse and general business/commercial disputes. For more details, please see Case Summaries. Rebecca received her JD from the University of California at Berkeley and her undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California. In 2007, she earned an LLM in Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine University School of Law / Straus Institute. She is the Immediate Past Chair of the ADR Section of the OCBA and a current member of the OCBA Board of Directors. Rebecca teaches ADR courses as a faculty member of the American Arbitration Association University and as an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University School of Law.

Bankruptcy Disputes

  • Assumption & assignment of contract rights
  • Claim disputes
  • Fraudulent transfer
  • Nondischargeability
  • Plan design & confirmation
  • Preferences
  • Property ownership & co-ownership
  • Relief from stay

Business Disputes

  • Accounting
  • Breach of contract
  • Dissolution
  • External disputes with key creditors / landlords / licensors
  • Internal disputes between owners
  • Liquidation & unwinding

Business Tort Disputes

  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Conversion
  • Financial elder abuse
  • Fraud
  • Fraudulent Transfer
  • Misappropriation
  • Unfair competition

Real Estate Disputes

  • Landlord/Tenant (Commercial)
  • Lease interpretation/performance issues
  • Partition
  • Scope of lien / lien priority
  • Specific performance

Employment Disputes

  • Breach of contract
  • Discrimination
  • Wage & hour
  • Wrongful termination


  • Case assessment & strategic planning
  • Settlement analysis & planning
  • Mediation preparation & advocacy
  • Arbitration preparation & advocacy
Short CV

Rebecca Callahan is a 30-year, AV-rated attorney who acts as
a mediator, arbitrator and ADR consultant.

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Long CV

Experience spans a broad cross-section of industries and subject matters, including general business and commercial, real estate, leasing, licensing, employment, wills and trusts, healthcare payorprovider, factoring, franchising, intellectual property, business reorganization, dissolution and liquidation, and business management and fiduciary responsibility.

Long CV
Case Summaries

Ms. Callahan’s experience covers a broad spectrum of industries and subject matters – including business/commercial contracts, employment, insolvency, real property and wills and trusts. Please click on the “Case Summaries” button for case summary details.

Case Summaries