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Recipient of "Conant Trial Attorney of the Year" (1998), "Directors Award for Excellence" (1999), and former President of the San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association (1998-99), Attorney Allen Bloom is one of San Diego's most successful and effective Criminal Defense Attorneys.
At allenbloom.com you may review how he has dedicated his career to representing those accused of crimes and has handled - with great success - some of the most difficult and highly publicized cases in San Diego

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1975

  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    39 years

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Contact Info

550 W "C" St Ste 1670
San Diego, CA, 92101

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive197505/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Public reproval with/duties
    issued in CA, 1992

    updated

    This sanction means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar placed conditions on the lawyer's activities to try to prevent a recurrence of the wrongful act.

  2. Private reproval, public disclosure
    issued in CA, 1989

    updated

    Private reproval, public disclosure means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar warns the lawyer in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Directors Award for ExcellenceSan Diego County Criminal Defense Bar Association1999
Conant Trial Attorney of the YearSan Diego County Criminal Defense Bar Assocaition1998
"AV" Rating - Highest Rating AvailableMartindale Hubbell - Lawyers.com1998
Outstanding and Dedicated Defense Work for the IndigentCalifornia State Assembly1998
Certificate of AppreciationSan Diego County Bar Association1997
Class 6 - Highest Rating AvailableSan Diego County Bar Private Conflict Counsel1979

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorUSD, Cal Western, National Univ Schools of Law1982 - 1985
N/ACriminal Defense - Private Practice1981 - Present
Judge Pro TemSan Diego Municipal Court, Judge Pro Tem1981 - 1985
Staff AttorneyDefenders, Inc.1977 - 1981
Deputy Public DefenderPublic Defender Madera county1976 - 1976
VISTA AttorneySan Diego Legal Aid Association1975 - 1976

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaMember in Good Standing2002 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of CaliforniaMember in Good Standing2000 - Present
San Diego Criminal Defense Bar AssociationPresident1999 - Present
9th Circuit Court of AppealMember in Good Standing1999 - Present
San Diego Defense Lawyers AssociationVice President1998 - Present
San DIego Criminal Defense Bar AssociationMember, Board of Directors1994 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember1990 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationMember1990 - Present
Delegate to State Bar ConventionMember1985 - 1987
Criminal Defense Bar Association of San DiegoMember1984 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present
United States District Court for Southern District of CaliforniaMember in Good Standing1976 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1975 - Present
California Supreme CourtMember in Good Standing1975 - Present
San Diego Defense Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
People vs. An N.Acquited of Murder
People vs. Kenneth H.Acquited of Murder
Brian B. vs. California Department of CorrectionsReleased from prison after more than a decade

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Contempt Defense ManualIntroduction; Direct Contempt2007
Contempt Defense ManualIntroduction; Direct Contempt1999
Contempt Defense ManualIntroduction; Direct Contempt1994

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, HastingsTrial Practice CollegeN/A1978
Boston UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
University of California at Los AngelesPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1972

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
San Diego North County Criminal Defense Bar AssociationCriminal Defense and the MediaN/A
San Diego Criminal Defense Bar AssociationCriminal Defense and the MediaN/A
San Diego Criminal Defense Bar AssociationPost Conviction IssuesN/A
San Diego County ProbationChanges in Criminal LawN/A