Lisa Bloom


Lisa Bloom Biography

Lisa Bloom (born September 20, 1961) is an American civil rights attorney best known as anchor of Lisa Bloom: Open Court, a two-hour live legal news program on truTv's In Session, from 2006 to 2009. She is the only child of civil rights attorney Gloria Allred and Peyton Huddleston Bray, Jr. Bloom serves as legal analyst for Avvo, a lawyer database. In 2013, she signed on as permanent legal analyst for The Today Show. She also contributes to NBC Nightly News and MSNBC.

Early life and education

Bloom was born Lisa Bray, the daughter of Gloria Bloom (later Allred) and Peyton Bray. Her parents' marriage was short-lived - they had married and divorced while in college - and Peyton, who suffered from bipolar disorder, later committed suicide. Lisa would then take her mother's maiden name of Bloom. When Lisa was 7, her mother remarried to William C. Allred, who became Lisa's adopted father. Bloom received a bachelor's degree from UCLA, graduating early and Phi Beta Kappa as National College Debate Champion, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Yale Law School. She and her mother are Jewish.

Career

Bloom is the founder and managing partner of The Bloom Firm, a general-practice law firm that handles family, civil and criminal matters. Bloom is licensed to practice law in both New York and California.

Among Bloom's lawsuits, she unsuccessfully sued the Boy Scouts of America for sex discrimination on behalf of Katrina Yeaw, a girl who wanted to join the organization. She filed a child sexual abuse case suit against the Roman Catholic Church, and sued the LAPD on several occasions.

Bloom is a television legal analyst on CBS News, CNN, HLN and MSNBC, who also appears on The Early Show, The Insider, Dr. Phil, Dr. Drew, The Situation Room, Reliable Sources, The Joy Behar Show, Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell, and The Stephanie Miller Show.

Bloom has represented comedienne Kathy Griffin in a press conference following a controversial 2017 photo shoot in which Griffin holds a false bloodied head alleged to mimic President Donald Trump. She also was appointed later that year as model Blac Chyna's attorney to obtain a temporary restraining order against socialite Rob Kardashian, with whom Chyna shares a daughter, Dream.

Personal life

Bloom is vegan. She is divorced and has two children. Bloom identifies as Jewish.

Books

In May 2011, her book, Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World, was published by Vanguard Press. Think was reviewed by the Kirkus Book Review and was on the New York Times Bestseller List.

In May 2012 the Bloom book, Swagger: 10 Urgent Rules for Raising Boys in an Era of Failing Schools, Mass Joblessness, and Thug Culture, was released.




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