Author: Lisa Bloom, Avvo Legal Analyst


Lisa Bloom is the founder and managing partner of The Bloom Firm, a civil and criminal general practice law firm. Admitted to practice in all state and federal courts of California and New York, Lisa partners with local attorneys nationwide to bring justice to clients all over the U.S. Lisa Bloom is a legal analyst for Avvo and NBC News, and the author of three books, Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It, Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World and Swagger: 10 Urgent Rules for Raising Boys in an Era of Failing Schools, Mass Joblessness and Thug Culture.

Bloom: Grand jury behavior in Rice case is baffling

On Dec. 28, 2015, Officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback were not charged in the shooting death of twelve year old Tamir Rice after the grand jury “declined to indict” the officers. We now learn—through a very peculiar and suspicious set of circumstances—that in fact no vote was taken. This is contrary to every other grand jury case that I’ve ever heard about.

Why haven’t you heard of Daniel Holtzclaw?

Because his victims were economically disadvantaged African American women, many with criminal records, Mr. Holtzclaw, an Oklahoma City police officer, calculated that he could get away with his crimes because no one would believe his victims. He was wrong.

Nobody is innocent in the death of Laquan McDonald

In the Chicago shooting death of Laquan McDonald, the behavior of everyone—the police shooter, his fellow officers that night, the police spokesman, the attorney general, the city council, the mayor, and most of the media—now appears to range from incompetence to outright lies and coverup.