Business and Commercial
Critical Motions / Appeals
University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude 2017
University of Leeds, Master of Mechanical Engineering, with honors, 2006
Judge Judith E. Levy, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, 2018-2019
Judge Kurtis T. Wilder, Michigan Supreme Court, 2017-2018
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Michigan State Courts
Hallam is a member of Bush Seyferth’s appellate and class action teams. He focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and has experience representing clients in state and federal courts throughout the country.
Critical Motions and Appeals
- Briefed extensive pre-trial motions in a series of cases involving high-stake requests for punitive damages.
- Represents a large multi-national company on appeal in defense of implied and express warranty claims.
- Serves as pro bono counsel for a criminal defendant appealing the denial of his right to counsel.
- Procured a favorable settlement for an automotive manufacturer in a national class action alleging benefit of the bargain losses.
- Represents an automotive manufacturer in a multi-million-dollar consumer protection class action.
- Defends a large municipality from a joint mass / class action relating to damage following a one in a one-thousand-year storm.
Prior to joining Bush Seyferth, Hallam served as legal counsel in the Detroit Mayor’s Office. In addition to offering legal analysis relating to mayoral priorities, Hallam prosecuted several high-profile cases involving Detroit’s ongoing attempts to address blight and property speculation. Hallam also defended the City in several cases, including one addressing the scope of the Health Director’s authority to protect the safety of Detroit residents.
Hallam received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School in 2017, where he was a contributing editor of the Michigan Law Review. Following law school, Hallam clerked for Justice Kurtis T. Wilder on the Michigan Supreme Court, and Judge Judith E. Levy on the Eastern District of Michigan. While clerking for Judge Levy, his docket included the litigation arising out of the Flint Water Crisis.
Hallam received his Master of Mechanical Engineering, with honors, from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom, with a concentration in Automotive Engineering. Before attending law school, Hallam practiced as an engineer with Melrose PLC.
Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter, Appellate Practice Section, Member
State Bar of Michigan, Member
Detroit Bar Association, Member
“Advocacy Insights” Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter, Appellate Practice Section, Moderator (July 2022)
“SCOTUS Key Business Case Review & Preview” Association of Corporate Counsel-Michigan, Moderator (August 2021)
Favorite Book: The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway
Favorite Hobbies: Swimming, running, and cycling
Favorite Journey: Traversing the west African coast, including a solo drive of Liberia