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Edward Lewis Blum

also known as Edward L. Blum, Ed Blum

About me

My practice for the last 40+ years has been limited to civil litigation and business matters.  I specialize in all aspects of real estate and business, including transactions and litigation.  I am also a trianed mediator in disputes involving these areas of law, and participate in mediatons both privately and upon assignment by several courts in the Bay Area. In my law practice, I emphasize practicality combined with professionalism that is the result of many years of experience. Clients view me as knowledgeable, thorough, capable and accessible.  Adversaries view me as tenacious and well-prepared.  I have a small office practice which assures my clients that they only deal with me.


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Practice areas


  1. Business: 35%
    45 years
  2. Real Estate: 35%
    45 years
  3. Litigation: 30%
    45 years


Payment types:

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  • Theodore W. Bloyd

    Edward Blum is simply one of the finest and most knowledgeable real estate attorneys in the San Francisco Bay Area.


    Theodore Bloyd Construction & Development Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info


1600 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 225
Berkeley, CA, 94709


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Discovery FacilitatorContra Costa Superior Court2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Mediation and Arbitration ServiceAlameda County Superior Court2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Discovery FacilitatorContra Costa Superior Court2013 - Present
Appointed MediatorAlameda County Superior Court2010 - Present
Appointed ArbitratorAlameda County Superior Court1995 - Present
PrincipalLAW OFFICE OF EDWARD L. BLUM, P.C.1972 - Present
Judge Pro TemOakland-Piedmont Municipal Court1980 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
Alameda County Superior CourtVolunteer Attorney2011 - Present
Alameda County Bar AssociationMember1972 - Present
San Francisco County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
California Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of California, Litigation SectionMemberN/A
State Bar of California, Real Property Law SectionMemberN/A
Contra Costa County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
California Civil Procedure: From Start to FinishAnatomy of a Lawsuit2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Davis School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1971
University of California - BerkeleyN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1968
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Real Estate Finance and Tax IssuesReal Estate Short Sales2011
Guest InstructorAnatomy of a Lawsuit2010
SeminarReal Estate Broker Standard of Care2008