Christopher W. McHallam, Of Counsel Attorney & Mediator at Next Phase Legal
Christopher McHallam is an attorney, ombudsman, and mediator with a focus on business, real estate, corporate, and insurance matters. For the past seventeen years, he has focused on bringing mediation and conflict management to a broad spectrum of disputes and clients. A zealous, level-headed advocate with an approachable style, Chris understands the value of relationships and works to help others solve problems and preserve relationships whenever possible.
Chris works with small businesses, individuals, and organizations to avoid and manage problems and perform various legal transactions, whether setting up a new business or assisting with a commercial lease or financing deal. Chris’ experience with a wide variety of cases as an attorney and mediator benefits his clients, many of whom he has served for more than a decade.
Although he believes people should consider all options before rushing off to court, Chris is a seasoned litigator having completed many successful bench and jury trials throughout Massachusetts at the state and federal level. Chris won a jury verdict in favor of a client sickened by mold which exceeded $150,000.00 and obtained one of the largest personal contempt awards in the Massachusetts District of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.
Chris is committed to serving the community as part of the Volunteer Lawyer for the Arts Program, volunteer advocate in the Federal Bar Association Program, as he volunteers with the Norfolk County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyer Initiative.
A 1991 graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a 1997 graduate of Suffolk Law School, people may not know that Chris also attended Berklee College of Music and still plays guitar as a hobby. Chris resides in Medfield, MA with his wife and three children.
You can contact Chris thorough the contact form on this website, or call Next Phase Legal LLC at (508) 359-4043.