Award-winning journalist and trial attorney Lisa Bloom hosted a daily, live, national television on Court TV from 2001-9, covering the hottest trials and crime and justice stories in the news. She’s now CBS News Legal Analyst, appearing frequently on The Early Show, and CNN Legal Analyst, appearing daily on CNN and HLN prime time shows. She’s a regular legal expert on The Dr. Phil Show. In the last year alone, Lisa Bloom has guest hosted Larry King Live, The Early Show, and Showbiz Tonight. As a commentator Lisa averages 3-5 television appearances per day. Lisa has 5000 Facebook friends and blogs frequently on her Facebook page. Lisa received a Telly Award for her coverage of a Rhode Island nightclub fire and its legal aftermath, and she recently received a Michael Award for “Best Dressed Woman on TV.”
Known for her in-depth analysis of headline-grabbing trials, hard-hitting and unbiased interviews of lawyers, crime victims, defendants and government officials, and gutsy, plain-English opinions, Lisa Bloom has covered every major (and most minor) crime and justice story of our time, including OJ I, II and III; Britney Spears’ custody and mental illness battles; police brutality cases; the Duke rape scandal; the Enron corporate fraud trial; the Saddam Hussein crimes against humanity tribunal; the Michael Jackson child molestation case; the Scott Peterson, Robert Blake and Rae Carruth murder trials; and the Jayson Williams and Martha Stewart cases.
Fielding daily requests for television and radio appearances, Lisa Bloom appears constantly as a legal expert on nearly every network and cable television news show that covers crime and justice. She’s been on Oprah, Dr. Phil, Nightline, Primetime, Today, Good Morning America, The Early Show, Extra, Access Hollywood, Celebrity Justice, Inside Edition, the Insider, Tony Danza, Rosie O’Donnell, Leeza, Entertainment Tonight, Larry King Live, Anderson Cooper 360, Paula Zahn, Hannity & Colmes, The O’Reilly Factor, Rita Cosby: Live and Direct, The Abrams Report, and too many others to name.
Never afraid of a fight, as a trial lawyer Lisa Bloom has taken on David-and-Goliath battles on behalf of the vulnerable against some of the most powerful forces in our culture, including suing the Boy Scouts of America on behalf of a girl who wanted to become a Scout; the Los Angeles Police Department on behalf of a use of force expert in the Rodney King beating trial; one of the largest churches in the world for a boy who was abused at a church summer camp; a powerful Fortune 500 company on behalf of a wheelchair-bound employee who had been harassed because of his disability; and many celebrities and prominent figures in business and politics in sexual harassment cases, including a sitting Los Angeles judge. Lisa’s work has set legal precedent on important social issues from some of the first cases involving the rights of AIDS patients to cases of repressed memory of child sexual abuse survivors.
She has published numerous popular and scholarly articles on topics such as international law, legalizing prostitution, and families of child molesters’ duty to warn. She has been profiled, featured and quoted in many publications, including The New York Times, the Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and she is profiled in Who’s Who in American Law.
Public speaking is a particular passion to Lisa, and has been since her high school days, when she won numerous awards for expository and persuasive speaking, and was a California state speech finalist. Lisa Bloom graduated early and phi beta kappa from UCLA, where she was National College Debate Champion, finishing first place in the largest and most prestigious national college debate league. At Yale Law School she won first place in the highly competitive Moot Court competition, judged by soon-to-be-special-prosecutor Kenneth Starr. Well received by business and professional audiences, Lisa Bloom is known for her lively and engaging speaking style at corporate and academic events.
International travel, running, mountain climbing, skiing, kayaking, yoga, reading and word games are Bloom’s off-duty passions. She has summited Mount Kilimanjaro, backpacked the Appalachian Trail in New Hampshire and the Inca Trail in Peru, and completed the New York City Marathon and the Pocono Marathon. Her 3:50 finish in the latter qualified her to run the prestigious Boston marathon. She’s traveled to England, Ireland, France, Italy, Spain, Canada, Israel, Egypt, Turkey, Tanzania, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Costa Rica, Belize, the Caribbean, Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, India, Cambodia, Laos, Nicaragua, Morocco and Fiji.