Daniel (Dan) Callahan


E-mail: dpc@kesslercollins.comDirect Dial: 214.379.0735Direct Fax: 214.379.0785PDF

Dan brings experience in all kinds of civil litigation, including professional liability, oil and gas, securities litigation for financial institutions, products liability, and employment disputes. He has tried and arbitrated disputes throughout Texas, New Mexico and Florida.   He has argued before several Court of Appeals, also recognized as a 2014 Top Rated Litigator.

Dan graduated magna cum laude from Boston University and cum laude from Boston University School of Law where he also served as editor of the Boston University Law Review.


  • Texas Bar, 1985
  • United States District Court (Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas)
  • United States Court of Appeals (Fifth Circuit)

Legal Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas (Appellate, Litigation and Insurance Sections)
  • Dallas Bar Association


Professional Affiliations

  • The Independent Bankers Association of Texas
  • Equipment Leasing and Finance Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • LAKEPOINTE PHARMACY #2, LLC, et al. v. PM FORNEY MOB, LP, PM Realty Group LP, et al., 2018 WL 3853473  (Tex.App. – Dallas 2018, no pet.) Obtained summary judgment in trial court for defendants in fraud/DPTA suit alleging more than $1 million dollars in damages arising out of development and sale of medical office building. Handled appeal which affirmed trial court’s order.
  • Represented landowner in a dispute over the proper construction of a reservation of non-participating royalty interest contained in a deed in the chain of title. Successfully argued on appeal that a reservation of NPRI equal to "one-half of the usual 1/8 royalty" reserved an NPRI equal to a fixed 1/16 of production, regardless of the royalty provisions of any particular mineral lease
  • May 2010: Case 09-53298-LMC; After a three day trial, the Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas entered final judgment that a $2.5 million judgment previously obtained against Defendant/Debtor in U.S. District Court for Western District of Texas was non-dischargeable under 11 U.S.C. Section 523(a) (2) (A) because the Plaintiff established that the Defendant had obtained money or credit under false pretenses or fraud.
  • Ubinas-Brache v. Dallas County Medical Society, 261 S.W.3d 800, (Tex.App. - Dallas, 2008, pet. denied) - Trial Court’s judgment against client for over $700,000 was reversed and judgment was rendered in client’s favor.