We Are Relationship Driven

About Us

Les Callahan, principal and founder of Callahan Risk & Insurance Services, Inc., founded his specialized insurance brokerage in 2004 by providing high quality and personalized services to the financial and legal service industries. As a former underwriter with a technical background and in-depth understanding of insurance products, Les began helping this market hone in on their specific needs by securing customized policies at the most efficient price. Whether working with the smallest startup or large firms with more dynamic and complicated exposures, Les provides the same, high-quality service, products and capabilities.


Now licensed in 30 states, Callahan Risk has worked with a number of the Top 100 Agents and Brokers throughout the US, and has done so for the past several years.


Les has donated much of his free time to helping different non-profits and athletic programs for kids including his role as:

  • Fundraiser and volunteer: HOPE Worldwide
  • Soccer Coach and Team Manager
  • Little League Baseball Coach and Manager
  • Basketball Coach

Professional Associations:

  • PLUS: Steering Committee member for the Southern California Chapter of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS), 2008 – 2012. In this role, he frequently contributed to the development and oversight of various educational initiatives drawing talent from the executive ranks of various insurance – related firms to participate in panel discussions on the state of the professional liability marketplace.
  • ProVisors: Member and New Member in this business association of Trusted Advisors.


Callahan Risk & Insurance Services, Inc., is a specialized brokerage firm with expertise in working with large financial service firms and small to mid-size law firms placing all lines of coverage within the professional liability arena.


With Les’ technical expertise as an underwriter and his longstanding relationships in the marketplace, he is able to broker the highest quality products with material relief in premium.


Callahan Risk offers enhancements that many other firms cannot provide or obtain.

Our comprehensive solutions are also designed to address management liability for today’s exposures. Products available include:

  • Directors & Officers
  • Employment Practices Liability
  • Fiduciary Liability
  • Crime/Fidelity Coverage
  • FI Bonds
  • Kidnap & Ransom Coverage (KRE)


We have relationships with carriers with nearly every market (direct and indirect) and can ensure that your coverage will only be placed on paper rated ‘A-’ or better by AM Best.

We serve several classes of financial service firms, predominantly focused on the insurance industry including: agents, brokers, insurance companies, insurance consultants, outsourced underwriters, captive insurance consultants, captive insurance companies, investment advisors, asset managers, etc.


Additionally, we are able to place coverage for Accountants, Architects & Engineers, Attorneys, Human Resource Consultants, and Real Estate Agents/Brokers.


We Are Relationship Driven

Callahan Risk & Insurance Services, Inc.






P.O. Box 351, Pasadena, CA 91102

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