For the past seventeen years Chris has focused on bringing mediation and conflict management to a broad spectrum of disputes and problems. A level-headed professional who understands the value of relationships, he has over 18 years experiences as an attorney, and is licensed in both Massachusetts and New York.
Chris has extensive experience across a wide spectrum of civil legal matters, working closely with small and medium-sized businesses, individuals, and organizations to resolve conflicts and complete complicated transactions.
While serving as an attorney, Chris conducted many 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 and obtained one of the largest personal contempt awards in the Massachusetts district of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.
Chris is a certified mediator, and also certified as an arbitrator and mediator through FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. He serves the community as a volunteer lawyer for the Arts, volunteer advocate in the Federal Bar Association Program, and serves as a Conciliator and volunteer attorney through the Bar Association of Norfolk County.
Originally from Dedham, Chris attended the Berklee College of Music and still plays guitar as a hobby, but completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He graduated from Suffolk University Law School in 1997.
Mr. McHallam does not provide attorney services through Next Phase Legal LLC, and is affiliated with Next Phase Legal LLC only as a member of the firm’s panel of neutrals.