1 Linda M. Callahan 407 N. Sixth Street 81 S. Main Street Shelton, WA, Seattle, WA, defender.net Summary Highest ranking possible on avvo.com, a lawyer ranking website with rankings based on client ratings. Demonstrated excellence in defending citizens accused of driving under the influence and related crimes, including vehicular homicide. Selected by Thomson West publishers to author The Washington DUI Practice Manual, Including Related Offenses, released September, 2008, written for lawyers and judges in Washington State. Selected by Aspatore Books, a division of Thomson, to author a chapter of Inside the Minds, DUI Scientific Evidence, each chapter authored by a partner or chair of one of the top 250 law firms in the nation, released in July Author of The DUI Book Washington Edition, to be released in the winter of 2008, written for laypersons in Washington State with an emphasis on preventing drunk driving. Extensive training in the science and mechanics of breath testing through oneon one training by experts, through seminars at the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD), and through training at National Patent Analytical Systems, the manufacturer of the DataMaster breath testing machine. Respected by judges, prosecutors and lawyers statewide for her efforts challenging the constitutionality of the DUI law, involving a petition to the United States Supreme Court, and current efforts challenging the competency of the state toxicology laboratory. Admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, United States District Court, Western District of Washington and the Washington Supreme Court. Argued City of Fircrest v. Jensen, Washington State Supreme Court. Education University of Notre Dame Law School, South Bend, IN 1996 J.D., Cum Laude Dean s Honor List Journal of Law, Ethics, and Public Policy, Production Editor
2 Dean s Award, Best Paper, Legal Ethics Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, HI 1992 B.A., Political Science, Summa Cum Laude 3.98 G.P.A. Alpha Chi Honor Society Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, HI 1992 B.S., Public Administration, Summa Cum Laude 3.98 G.P.A. President, Delta Mu Delta Honor Society Experience GTE Hawaiian Telephone Company (now Verizon) Oahu Telephone System Training Manager: Held various positions, concluding with the OTS Training Manager, responsible for managing delivery of training for an island wide telecommunications network sold to the United States Military, including network and service order management systems. Washington State Legislature 1997 Session Attorney, Senate Caucus. Advised senators concerning bills; drafted bills and amendments; attended committee hearings. When in session, reviewed floor amendments and advised senators of the potential impact of bill amendments. King County Prosecuting Attorney s Office Deputy Prosecuting Attorney. Prosecuted DUI and Physical Control Cases in District Court, along with other misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor matters; prosecuted juvenile and adult felony cases in King County Superior Court. Callahan Law (Law Office of Linda M. Callahan) 2000 present Private practice now focusing entirely on felony and misdemeanor driving offenses; formerly practiced general felony defense and some civil litigation. Also focused on training lawyers on preserving constitutional
3 rights by training lawyers through CLE presentations and publications aimed at educating lawyers and judges. Publications Linda M. Callahan, The Washington DUI Practice Manual, Including Related Offenses, Washington Practice Series, Thomson West Publisher, Linda M. Callahan, Coming Soon to a Legislature Near You? DWI Journal of Law & Science, Vol. 21, No. 9, Sept at 1. Linda M. Callahan, The DUI Book Washington Edition (William C. Head, ed., Headlines Marketing Corporation, forthcoming 4Q, 2008). Linda M. Callahan, DUI Scientific Evidence, in Inside the Minds, (Thomson, July, 2007). Awards Harry S. Truman Scholar, State of Hawaii, Washington State Bar Association, Pro Bono Public Service Commendation, Presentations DataMaster Training, Linda M. Callahan and Mary McMurray, December 6, A Constitutional Challenge to the 2004 DUI Law CLE, Linda M. Callahan and Ted Vosk, December, Substitute House Bill 3055 Challenge CLE, Linda Callahan and George Bianchi, Seattle University, March, Strategies for Defending DUI Cases in Washington CLE, Linda M. Callahan, Mark W. Garka, Peter J. Peaquin, Kevin J. Trombold, Seattle, WA March 9, From Traffic Stop to Trial, New Issues Potpourri CLE, Linda M. Callahan, Spokane Bar Association, Spokane, WA., Sept. 14, Strategies for Defending DUI Cases in Washington CLE, Linda M. Callahan, Mark W. Garka, Peter J. Peaquin, Kevin J. Trombold, Seattle, WA, March, 2008.
4 Equal Justice for Some, Linda M. Callahan, CLE for the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, June, 2008, Chelan, WA. Defending Blood Test Cases, Linda M. Callahan, Statewide Tele CLE, July, 2008 Information, The First Step in Evaluating Your Blood Test CLE, Linda M. Callahan, August, Seminars Defending DUIs, Hayne, Fox, Bowman, Seattle, WA., December, Defending DUIs, Hayne, Fox, Bowman, Duarte, Seattle, WA., November, Summer Session, National College for DUI Defense, at Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA. July, Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, NHTSA Certified Instructor, R. La Pier, San Francisco, November, th Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases, Headlines Marketing Corp., Atlanta, GA., April, Challenging Immigration Consequences of Selected Crimes, Seattle, WA, May, Summer Session, National College for DUI Defense, at Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA., July, The Power of Persuasion, Winning Over Judges & Jurors, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, San Francisco, CA., July, DataMaster Training, National Patent Analytical Systems, Mansfield, OH., August, 2004.
5 Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Annual Conference, Chelan, WA., August, 2004 Presenting a Gold Medal Defense, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Las Vegas, NV., October Drug Recognition Evaluator (DRE) Seminar, Cowan, Smith, Fox, Bellevue, WA. October, Defending DUIs, Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice, Sea Tac, WA., Dec., LA. Duty, Honor and Success, National College for DUI Defense, New Orleans, Jan., DataMaster Training, National Patent Analytical Systems, Mansfield, OH., February, Warriors for the Defense: Battle Lessons Learned from the Masters of Trial, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, NY, NY., April, th Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases, Dallas, TX., April, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Annual Conference, Chelan, WA., June, Summer Session, National College for DUI Defense, at Harvard Law School, Cambridge, WA., July, Defending DUIs, Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice, Sea Tac, WA., Dec., Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Annual Conference, Chelan, WA., June, Making Over Your DUI Practice, National College for DUI Defense, Las
6 Vegas, NV., Oct., Discovering the Story, Trial Lawyers College Regional Program, Leavenworth, WA., March, Gerry Spence s Trial Lawyers College, Thunderhead Ranch, Dubois WY, July, International Conference on Alcohol and Drugs and Traffic Safety and The American Society of Toxicologists, Seattle, WA, August, Memberships National College for DUI Defense American Bar Association National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Washington State Bar Association Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Washington State Trial Lawyers Association Trial Lawyers College Ranch Club and Alumni Association