Bloom to engage and educate consumers on Avvo.com, a social media platform providing free and direct access to legal and medical professionals
Seattle, Wash — Avvo, Inc., the web’s largest expert-only health and legal Q&A forum and directory (www.avvo.com), today announced the appointment of Lisa Bloom as the company’s newest legal advisor, analyst and spokesperson. Lisa Bloom is a prominent civil rights attorney, television legal analyst, and New York Times bestselling author. In her role, Ms. Bloom will represent Avvo on current events and a variety of legal topics.
“As both an attorney and a mom, I am a passionate advocate for consumers to have access to trusted information online,” said Ms. Bloom. “By putting transparency and access first, Avvo is changing the way consumers interact with legal professionals online, and I am excited to be a part of this important movement in social media.”
“Lisa Bloom is internationally recognized as one of America’s top lawyers and we are thrilled to be working with her as we celebrate Avvo’s fifth anniversary,” said Mark Britton, founder and CEO at Avvo, Inc. “She not only has an exceptional ability to make complex law accessible to the masses, but she also embodies the entrepreneurial spirit of the professionals in the Avvo community.”
More than 125,000 doctors, dentists and lawyers have joined Avvo’s Q&A community, providing free expert legal and health information to millions of visitors every month.
About Lisa Bloom
Lisa Bloom is the founder and managing partner of The Bloom Firm, a prominent general practice law firm based in Los Angeles that handles family, civil and criminal matters. She hosted her own national live daily talk show on Court TV for eight years and is now a regular legal analyst on CBS News, CNN and HLN, and appears frequently on national broadcast shows, including The Early Show, The Insider, Dr. Phil, Dr. Drew, and Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell. In addition, Lisa is the New York Times bestselling author of Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World and her most recent book, Swagger: 10 Urgent Rules for Raising Boys in an Era of Failing Schools, Mass Joblessness, and Thug Culture.
About Avvo, Inc.
Avvo provides trusted answers to consumer health and legal questions every 9.7 seconds. In Avvo’s free Q&A forum consumers can get free legal advice or free medical advice from more than 125,000 participating lawyers, doctors and dentists. Avvo’s professional directory provides comprehensive profiles, patient and client reviews, peer endorsements and the industry-recognized Avvo Rating for more than 90 percent of doctors, dentists and lawyers in the U.S. Avvo is privately held with funding from Benchmark Capital, DAG Ventures and Ignition Partners.