Michael T. Hallam

Michael T. Hallam

mhallam@lrrc.com vCard
602.734.3886 fax
201 East Washington Street
Suite 1200
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Michael Hallam is a partner whose practice focuses on regulatory issues for utilities and transactional matters related to intellectual property, technology, and the sale of goods.

Business Contracts and Intellectual Property/Technology Agreements

For many large- and medium-sized corporations, Michael assumes an in-house counsel role for contract-related matters. He works to create and to negotiate agreements that protect his clients to the fullest extent possible. His experience includes transactional matters involving the sale of goods, software development and licensing, copyright and trademark licensing, technology, and related issues. Michael has particular experience in the airline, hospitality, and industrial equipment industries.

Government and Regulatory Issues for Utilities, Telecommunications Providers and Similar Entities

Michael helps water and wastewater utilities, telecommunications providers, energy companies and related clients with regulatory matters. In the utility regulation field, he routinely represents clients before the Arizona Corporation Commission. His experience includes rate case filing, certification proceedings, financing applications, tariff filings, and complaint proceedings.

For both providers and users of services, Michael assists in key negotiations involving municipal right-of-way licensing, right-of-access and similar issues. For energy companies and utility clients in particular, Michael often provides guidance on facility siting, line extensions, and renewable energy development.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Member


  • Author, "A Casualty of the ‘War on Drugs:'," Mandatory Suspicionless Drug Testing of Student Athletes in Vernonia School District 47J v. Acton," 74 N.C. L. Rev. 833


  • The Best Lawyers in America - Woodward/White, Aiken, S.C. - Administrative Law and Communications Law, 2011-2017, 2020-2021
  • North Carolina Law Review - Editor-in-Chief
  • AZ Business Magazine - Top Lawyers - Environmental Law, 2010

Other Info


J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law, 1997
B.S., Santa Clara University, 1993

Bar Admissions

Arizona, 1997


Arizona Court of Appeals