Law and Order
Law and Order
Michael Callahan
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Name Michael Callahan
Affiliation New York Supreme Court
Division Criminal Term
Occupation Judge
Status Alive
Actor Bernie McInerney
First Appearance "The Serpent's Tooth"
Last Appearance "Ego"

Michael Callahan is a judge based in Manhattan, New York City.

Cases tried[]

  • Granted a mistrial after Executive ADA Stone discovers two of the witnesses perjured themselves to frame the defendant as a solo killer.
  • Signed the arrest warrant for Jenna Kealey after her role in inciting and orchestrating the murder is discovered.
  • Denied the prosecution's motion for a continuance after their prime witness goes missing and granted Swann's motion to exclude his testimony from the previous trial.
  • Granted the defense's motion to exclude the financial records found in the defendant's apartment on the grounds that his Fourth Amendment rights were violated.
  • Granted the prosecution's motion to reintroduce the records on the grounds that they would have inevitably discovered them looking at his trading practices at his previous job.
  • Held a hearing to hear arguments about whether the investigation was tainted by racial bias because the defendant was African-American after the defense filled a motion to dismiss the case on those grounds.
  • Denied the defense's motion to dismiss.
  • People vs. Al Festov and Ron Difka (L&O: "Hunters")
  • Held a hearing to hear arguments about the whether the bounty hunters were acting legally or criminally.
  • Ruled that while he shares the prosecution's outrage at the defendants' conduct he has no choice but to dismiss all three murder charges due to insufficient evidence.