Robert F. Callahan, Jr.



Businesses and individuals seeks out Rob’s insight and candid guidance in all stages of civil litigation and appeals. Rob’s practice is national in scope with a particular emphasis on complex commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation, financial markets litigation, and insurance-related litigation. He is experienced in the legal complexities associated with all phases of an enterprise’s lifecycle, from creation and governance, through growth, licensing and patent monetization, to merger, acquisition and dissolution. Rob has successfully represented clients in a variety of industries, including software and mobile app development, insurance, telecommunications, healthcare, manufacturing and retail, and consumer products and services.

Rob also has extensive experience in appellate advocacy before the nation’s federal and state appellate courts, where he is known for distilling complex legal issues through focused and persuasive briefs. He has successfully represented clients in appeals involving a range of patent, business, and regulatory issues.

Rob received his J.D., cum laude, from Boston University School of Law, where he was an award-winning national moot court competitor and member of the Boston University International Law Journal. He also studied international intellectual property law at the University of Oxford. 

Super Lawyers Rising Star Robert Callahan Jr
  • Named a "Massachusetts Rising Star," Super Lawyers (2019-2022) 
  • Don’t Throw Us Away, Inc., Director and Secretary (2013-2021)
Bar Admissions
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, New Hampshire
  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., cum laude (2012); Member, Boston University International Law Journal
  • Wheaton College, A.B.,  magna cum laude (2008)
Professional Associations
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Boston Intellectual Property Law Association, Litigation Committee Co-Chair (2023-present)
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Complex Commercial Litigation Section Council (2018-present); House of Delegates (2019-2020); Leadership Academy (2017-2018)

  • Eighth Annual Complex Commercial Litigation Conference
    Conference Co-chair and Moderator, Massachusetts Bar Association (April 25, 2023)
  • Seventh Annual Complex Commercial Litigation Conference
    Conference Co-chair, Massachusetts Bar Association (April 14, 2022)
  • Navigating Complex Commercial Mediations and Settlements
    Moderator, Massachusetts Bar Association (February 24, 2020)


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