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Michael J Bloom

Criminal defense Attorney at Tucson, AZ

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 46 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1977
    Active No misconduct found

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About Michael

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I have practiced law in Tucson for over 35 years.  My private practice focuses on criminal defense, including  homicide, sex offenses, vehicular homicide and DUI.  I have personally defended over one hundred jury trials, including many of Tucson’s high profile criminal prosecutions.

Being charged with a criminal offense is among the most serious problems a person will ever face, involving possible loss of freedom, career, and precious reputation.  I am determined to provide individual attention and the most thorough and aggressive defense possible to each client. 

In 1994, I was selected  Trial Lawyer of the Year by the American Trial Lawyers for Public Justice.  I have been listed in Best Lawyers of America since 2000, and am listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and Southwest Super Lawyers.

I have lectured throughout the state to attorneys, and others, on legal topics. I am the co-host of the annual seminar on defending vehicular and DUI offenses. I have been the co-host and speaker at that seminar for 30 years. I have spoken to other defense organizations, and the State Bar, on a wide variety of topics involving criminal defense, including witness interview techniques, cross examination, and pretrial investigation.

I  am also interested in the Arizona Public Records law, and have spoken to jounalists, and others, on the broad reach of the public records law. I am particularly interested in the Puiblic Records law as an invaluable  tool in criminal defense.   I recently successfully represented a private investigator when the Pima County Sheriff sought to prevent him from using the public records law to investigate an alleged sex offense.

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Michael J Bloom PC
100 North Stone Avenue
Suite 701
Tucson, AZ, 85701


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Posted by Gabriel Ibarra | September 24, 2021
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El Jefe
No words can express how grateful I am for retaining Mr. Bloom and his wonderful staff Maria and Vero! Mr. Bloom gives such stellar “boos like” presence in the court room and seems to be so well respected. I would assume from all his dedication to the justice system and to many who have had the opportunity to work with Mr. Bloom. Maria and Vero are the ones who run that office seamlessly! The time and effort they put in (Maria especially) is very much appreciated, not only by me as the client but to Mr. Bloom himself. There were times I was so worried and depressed I just had to trust my lawyer and boy… I’m so glad I did! Mr. Bloom is extremely seasoned in what he does and I would highly recommend him! Thank you Mike Bloom, Maria and Vero! I can finally move on with my life!!
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Posted by Billy | February 1, 2021
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Saved my life!
I hired Michael Bloom at a point in my life when I was spiraling out of control. I was facing 14 years in prison for two aggravated DUIs and other offenses. He was able to get many of the charges dropped, significantly reducing my prison sentence by 6 years. This is despite a backdrop of an extensive criminal history. I have been out of prison since 2019 and I feel that Mike has given me my life back. I'm 8 years sober, I'm back to running my businesses, and I'm establishing better relationships with my family.
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Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2021
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Michael and his firm are AMAZING!
I cannot speak highly enough of Michael and his firm. I got myself into some real trouble, requiring swift action and a savvy knowledge of Arizona law. With my head spinning, I was lucky enough to find Mr. Bloom in my moment of need; and though encumbered with a heavy case load, he empathized with my position, as did his office, and all worked tirelessly on my behalf, and to an incredibly positive result. Throughout the process, nothing but amazingly quick response and professionalism from all. He was also able to repetitively calm this 50-yr-old man back down to a level of peace and hope, and was instrumental in keeping me out of the hospital with a aneurism from the resulting stress of this episode in my life. Nothing more to offer, than one of the biggest "Thank you!"s of my life!
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Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2017
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Arizona's Superman !
I have to say I had no idea when Mr. Bloom took on my case that such an amazing result would be possible. I will forever be thankful for his knowledge, guidance and the sustained effort he made towards achieving the best possible outcome for me. Kudos as well to his wonderful staff who were always warm and supportive. Thank you !
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Posted by Nick | April 10, 2017
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Mike Bloom is the real deal!
In 2014 I was arrested on two very serious charges, and I was extremely fortunate that Mr. Bloom agreed to take my case. His dedication to my cases was unparalleled! Mr. Bloom and his outstanding paralegal Maria paid attention to every little detail no matter how minuscule it seemed. Mr. Bloom is extremely well educated in his field, and only practices criminal defense, which made me very confident in him representing me. In the end, one of my cases was dismissed, and the second was resolved by Mr. Bloom negotiating an outstanding plea agreement. I would recommend Mr. Bloom and his legal team to anyone seeking the best criminal defense attorney to represent them. I also had peace of mind with Mr. Bloom, which is very relieving when you're facing a lengthy prison sentence, and constant stress. I would not hesitate to hire Mr. Bloom again, and he would hands down be my first choice of criminal defense attorneys to represent me!
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Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2017
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Totally Professional!
Mike and his office staff were terrific. Our family came to him based on a referral and we couldn't be happier with his representation from start to finish. He was completely responsive to all of our questions and concerns. Mike always kept us up to date and even in his absence, he always made certain that Maria (his assistant) kept us fully informed. She was always available and helped us to relieve our stress during a most difficult time for our family. .Mike was able to explain things to all of us in such a way that we had total confidence in his counsel and advice. He researched the latest law in an area that is constantly in flux. Mike Bloom has earned his reputation as the #1 criminal law attorney in Tucson.
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Posted by Randy | March 15, 2017
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Highly recommended
Mike brilliantly represented me in a case recently where I was sued by the Sherriff’s department; we were victorious in litigation and he was awarded attorney’s fees. For the past 20 years, I have known Mike to be a dedicated advocate for his clients and a true professional in his field.
Posted by Brian | March 8, 2017
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Expert Attorney in Tucson Arizona
Several years ago I was on my way to work when I was pulled over and arrested for a heinous crime. I learned that the state of Arizona filed numerous charges against me (65+ years imprisonment) for child molestation, a crime I did not commit. While I sat in jail I believed my career, home and everything I had ever worked for, including my life, was over. Although terrified, I was fortunate enough to interview several attorneys over the phone looking for someone who could defend my case. Within several hours Michael Bloom made a personal visit to me in jail. Within days I was released on bond and a new journey began. For the next 16 months Michael Bloom worked diligently on my case. Because of the complexity of the case, I was worried he may not be able to understand or be able to explain the circumstances leading up to the accusations made against me. Michael Bloom always promised me "No stone would go unturned" and that every shred of information would be understood. During this process, I felt despised by the courts, prosecutor and judge. I needed someone on my side who could thwart their power and exert his own. He did just that! Michael Bloom is extremely knowledgeable, articulate, and VERY respected in the courtroom. Michael Bloom accompanied me to every court appearance allowing me to feel safe and maintain my self dignity. In the end, Michael Bloom used his lifelong experience understanding what had happened in my case. Michael Bloom created an extensive timeline of events covering several years of my life and used it in conjunction with depositions made from witnesses, expert witnesses, police officers, doctors, lawyers and counselors to uncover the actual motive for the child molestation accusations which wasn't even apparent to me at the time. Staying true to his word he left no stone unturned and knew my case inside and out. Although never showing his hand to the prosecutor, he personally led them to the truth so that they could see for themselves what had actually happened and in turn, the charges were dropped and I avoided trial. This man is not only my hero but a personal savior to me. Michael Bloom preserved my career, home and saved my life. This was a very personal experience for me. If you are in trouble of any kind, complexity or magnitude, you need a representative to be your voice. The courts will not favor you at any time, trust me. Michael Bloom will level the playing field and I believe he IS your advantage. Respectfully, Brian
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Michael J Bloom PC
  • 1983 - Present


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1971

Legal Cases

  • Cooper v. Dupnik
  • Cleared of all criminal charges and substantial civil rights award


  • National Child Abuse Defense and Resource Center
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Arizona (Ethics Committee)
  • Member
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Board of Governors
  • 1993 - 1994
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2001
  • Lawyer of the Year
  • American Trial Lawyers Association - Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • 1994
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Speaking Engagements

  • Aggressive Defense of the Accused Impaired Drivers Seminars
  • Aggressive Defense of Vehicular Offenses
  • 1988

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (2)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael Bloom is highly skilled in criminal defense. If there was a case that I needed to refer out, I would refer it to him. He cares for the law and for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mike Bloom is one of the most effective , and best advocates I know. He is totally committed to helping his clients. He is one of the attorneys in my entire 22 year career who I respect the most."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Bloom is one of the best criminal defense attorneys I know. He fights tirelessly for his clients. He is a true advocate and has a stellar reputation."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. As a former Pima County Assistant Attorney I had the opportunity to work against many criminal defense attorneys. Mr. Bloom was one of the best. He prepared throughly and had an excellent grasp of the issues. I endorse his work without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Bloom is an outstanding lawyer. He is an expert in criminal law and treats his clients with respect. Mr. Bloom personally handles each case he takes. This gives the client the benefit of being represented by a seasoned litigator with common sense blended with criminal law expertise. I highly recommend Mr. Bloom."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike Bloom is one of the top DUI Defense lawyers in the State of Arizona! Each year Mr. Bloom co-chairs the Aggressive Defense of the Accused Impaired Driver Seminar on behalf of the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice. His work is always exemplary. I endorse him without reservation!"
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Tucson Criminal defense Lawyer Michael J Bloom
Michael J Bloom
Criminal defense Attorney
Tucson, AZ
Licensed for 46 years