Lisa Bloom

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Lisa Bloom
Lisa Bloom
Lisa Bloom
Born Lisa Read Bloom
(1961-09-20) September 20, 1961 (age 53)
California, U.S.A.
Nationality American
Education B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
J.D., Yale Law School
Occupation Attorney, Author and Television Legal Analyst
Employer The Bloom Firm
Children 2
This article is about the lawyer. For the feminist art historian, see Lisa E. Bloom.

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 2001 to 2009.[1] She is the only child of civil rights attorney Gloria Allred and Allred's first husband, Peyton Bray.[2] Bloom serves as legal analyst for Avvo, a lawyer database. In 2013, she signed on as permanent legal analyst for The Today Show.[3]


Bloom received a bachelor's degree from UCLA and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Yale Law School.[4] 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.[5] She also filed a child sexual abuse case suit against the Catholic Church, and sued the Los Angeles Police Department on several occasions.[6]

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 and Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell.[7]

She is the founder and managing partner of The Bloom Firm, a general-practice law firm that handles family, civil and criminal matters.[8] Bloom is licensed to practice law in both New York and California.

Bloom, who is of partial Armenian descent, is also a practicing vegan.[9]


In May 2011 the Bloom book, Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World, was published by Vanguard Press.[10] Think was reviewed by the Kirkus Book Review [11] and was on the New York Times Bestseller List.[12]

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.[13]


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