Mediation Panel

Subject: Name:Court Contact: Last Updated:
Profiles Callahan, Rebecca ADR Program Office, 213-894-299307/19/2013



Name:Callahan, Rebecca
Address:5120 Campus Drive, Newport Beach, 92660-2101
Available to Mediate in these Counties:Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside
E-Mail Address:
California State Bar Number:105337
Firm Name:Callahan Dispute Resolution
Areas of Expertise
(willing to mediate cases in these areas):
* Alternative Dispute Resolution * Bankruptcy * Business/Commercial Litigation * Employment/Discrimination Wrongful Termination * Foreclosure * Real Estate/Construction
Experience:Rebecca is a 30-year, AV-rated attorney who acts as a mediator, arbitrator and ADR consultant. Rebecca earned a master’s degree in dispute resolution from the Straus Institute where she is an adjunct professor. She 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, elder abuse and general business/commercial disputes. She is dedicated to helping parties resolve their disputes in a way that is efficient, economical and effective. No matter what dispute resolution process is used, Rebecca’s goal is the same: to help parties achieve a durable resolution. For more information, please visit her website at
Work History for the Past Five Years: Attorney - Mediator - Arbitrator
Education:BA – University of Southern California
JD – UC Berkeley
LLM in Dispute Resolution – Pepperdine School
of Law / Straus Institute
Dispute Resolution Training:Between 2005 and 2007, Rebecca spent hundreds of hours engaged in the academic study of dispute resolution, including courses on arbitration, mediation, negotiation, communication, and the psychology of conflict. Since 2007, Rebecca has been a frequent speaker, writer, teacher and trainer on various dispute resolution topics and continues to participate regularly in advanced skills training as a student. For a complete list of courses where Rebecca has been a teacher/trainer or student, please visit her website at and download a copy of her detailed CV.
Dispute Resolution Experience:Rebecca started mediating cases in 1995 as a member of the Mediation Panel for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court / Central District. In 2002, she became a member of the Mediation Panel for the U.S. District Court / Central District. In the past 15+ years, she has mediated over 500 cases.
Professional Licenses:Attorney
Professional Memberships:2013 Chair of the ADR Section of the Orange
County Bar Association
Mediator, American Arbitration Association
Arbitrator,American Arbitration
Association: Commercial and Healthcare Panels
Adjunct Professor, Pepperdine School of Law /
Straus Institute
Faculty, American Arbitration Association
Other:As a member / officer of a family-owned manufacturing business, Rebecca has had hands-on experience with a broad array of business issues and challenges, including cash management, equity capitalization, finance matters, insurance, lease negotiation, customer and vendor relations, employee relations, workplace policies and operating procedures, wage and hour, and regulatory compliance.