Ms. Hallam’s family has a deep-rooted legacy in the law, and she was raised with a respect and reverence for our legal system and our Constitution. Ms. Hallam dedicated the first part of her career as an attorney to public service.
She was incredibly proud to work with attorneys at the Maricopa County Public Defender’s office who tirelessly advocated on behalf of indigent clients.
Ms. Hallam has been on the front line of the criminal justice system throughout her career. She began working for the Public Defender’s office while still a law student in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
After graduating law school, Ms. Hallam moved to Arizona and first joined the Maricopa County Public Defender’s office in 1997. After two years as a trial attorney at the Public Defender’s office, Ms. Hallam left to raise a family
She remained active in the legal community by volunteering as a supervising attorney at the Arizona Justice Project where she worked with teams of law students on Post-Conviction Relief Petitions for prisoners who were innocent or wrongfully convicted.
Ms. Hallam was honored to be named a Trial Group Supervisor, where she was responsible for managing a felony trial group of 15 attorneys, 3 investigators, and 2 paralegals.
During that time, she completed felony trials with trial group attorneys and continued to appear in court, cover hearings, and maintain currency on case law, best practices, and Arizona’s criminal justice trends.
Ms. Hallam also recognizes that there is larger work to be done outside of the indigent defense community.
With her extensive experience, she will bring her trial skills, passion for the law, and genuine desire to help others through to guide, protect and advocate for clients faced with the daunting and often overwhelming reality of being charged with a crime.
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