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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Directors Award for Excellence||San Diego County Criminal Defense Bar Association||1999|
|Conant Trial Attorney of the Year||San Diego County Criminal Defense Bar Assocaition||1998|
|"AV" Rating - Highest Rating Available||Martindale Hubbell - Lawyers.com||1998|
|Outstanding and Dedicated Defense Work for the Indigent||California State Assembly||1998|
|Certificate of Appreciation||San Diego County Bar Association||1997|
|Class 6 - Highest Rating Available||San Diego County Bar Private Conflict Counsel||1979|
|N/A||Criminal Defense - Private Practice||1981 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||USD, Cal Western, National Univ Schools of Law||1982 - 1985|
|Judge Pro Tem||San Diego Municipal Court, Judge Pro Tem||1981 - 1985|
|Staff Attorney||Defenders, Inc.||1977 - 1981|
|Deputy Public Defender||Public Defender Madera county||1976 - 1976|
|VISTA Attorney||San Diego Legal Aid Association||1975 - 1976|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|United States District Court for the Central District of California||Member in Good Standing||2002 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of California||Member in Good Standing||2000 - Present|
|9th Circuit Court of Appeal||Member in Good Standing||1999 - Present|
|San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association||President||1999 - Present|
|San Diego Defense Lawyers Association||Vice President||1998 - Present|
|San DIego Criminal Defense Bar Association||Member, Board of Directors||1994 - Present|
|California Public Defenders Association||Member||1990 - Present|
|California Attorneys for Criminal Justice||Member||1990 - Present|
|Criminal Defense Bar Association of San Diego||Member||1984 - Present|
|San Diego County Bar Association||Member||1980 - Present|
|United States District Court for Southern District of California||Member in Good Standing||1976 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1975 - Present|
|California Supreme Court||Member in Good Standing||1975 - Present|
|San Diego Defense Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Delegate to State Bar Convention||Member||1985 - 1987|
|Brian B. vs. California Department of Corrections||Released from prison after more than a decade|
|People vs. Kenneth H.||Acquited of Murder|
|People vs. An N.||Acquited of Murder|
|See all legal cases|
|Contempt Defense Manual||Introduction; Direct Contempt||2007|
|Contempt Defense Manual||Introduction; Direct Contempt||1999|
|Contempt Defense Manual||Introduction; Direct Contempt||1994|
|University of California, Hastings||Trial Practice College||N/A||1978|
|Boston University||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1975|
|University of California at Los Angeles||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1972|
|San Diego North County Criminal Defense Bar Association||Criminal Defense and the Media||N/A|
|San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association||Criminal Defense and the Media||N/A|
|San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association||Post Conviction Issues||N/A|
|San Diego County Probation||Changes in Criminal Law||N/A|
Posted by anonymous
If you ever find yourself facing a criminal charge and do not know where to begin with the overwhelming and daunting process of hiring a criminal defense attorney, rest assured that you can end your search with Allen Bloom. I found myself in trouble in a different state facing a serious charge that would have had life-shattering consequences, and frankly it was very hard to cope with the weight of all of it.
After following a close family friend's recommendation and flying out from the East Coast to San Diego to meet with Allen, I instantly moved to relieve my previous attorney of their duties and replace them with Allen. From Day 1 Allen fought for me to the best of his abilities and I was very literally able to sleep better at night knowing that a 40-year veteran with a resume that boasts internationally famous cases spanning up to the most serious of charges, was putting in more effort than I think anyone else would have put into my case.
The difference maker in Allen's approach is his true care for his clients. He really views each and every client as the person they are and not just part of his job. He understands that he is fighting for your life and he does not take that lightly.
After months of flying from coast to coast and being in and out of court rooms, Allen ultimately was able to greatly reduce my charge from something that would have threatened my overall well-being for decades to come into something very minor that will soon only be an afterthought.
With no exaggeration and with with confidence, I can say that hiring Allen Bloom as my criminal defense attorney was the single most important, and by far the best decision I have made in my entire life. I owe so much to his ability to care for his clients, but mostly to his skill in the courtroom. Thank you Allen.
Posted by anonymous
Allen Bloom….he is almost indescribable. I would recommend Allen Bloom to anyone that needs a caring and detailed Criminal Attorney. He assisted our family through two cases that were both long, difficult, and seemingly without hope processes. My family and I were to the point of giving up and accepting the fact of two of our family members possibly spending the rest of their lives apart from us forever.
Attorney Bloom’s work speaks for itself. He was hired for two different cases for our family. He is not limited to just the California area. We reached out to him for a situation in another state and he accepted the challenge and a challenge it was. Everything seemed to be so dim and not much hope….Attorney Bloom has the love for people and once he met with both of these clients, he was nonstop. He believed that both of them were innocent and that’s what he fought for was an opportunity for both of them to have what they deserved: a chance to be back in the society that they should have never been away from, to be with their families and get their lives back on track.
These were both felony cases and as stated above we could have chosen other attorneys in the second state but once you meet Allen Bloom “there is no second choice.” His character as an individual and the manner that he worked with the family is simply unbelievable. There is an unbreakable bond because he makes no one feel that he is above their situation and yes he had every right to say NO on the second case but he didn’t.
Allen Bloom is very aggressive and he sticks to the facts in the case. When I first met Attorney Bloom I thought “an attorney in blue jeans and t-shirt,” what has my family gotten ourselves into. After you meet him and begin to talk with him you realize that you have made the best choice even before the end of the trial –he keeps you abreast of what’s going on, not sugar coating anything though…he simply keeps it REAL. He never picks you up or sets you up for the big letdown. It’s all explained to you so that you understand daily what is going on.
After watching him during the first trial, I realized he’s a beast in the courtroom. He has the ability to make decisions/adjustments during the trial against the prosecutor and I’ve never seen an attorney such as Allen Bloom to face judges in the manner that he does. Attorney Bloom is not afraid – he argues and fights until the end just like it’s his own family member. He is simply amazing to watch how tactful he is in court. I’m praying that my family NEVER needs him in this manner but I would love to be able to watch him in court again. He cares about PEOPLE and how they are treated. It’s amazing to meet someone of his character knowing where he is in the world. No one is too small for him…everybody is somebody and doesn’t matter what your “race” is. You just can’t help but love him not just because of his work but also the person that he is inside.
It’s just HIS calling…it never seems to be about the dollar. He’s a part of our family now… just like another BROTHER to me. It’s been several years since he handled these two cases and there was some time-frame in between each but when Allen Bloom is your attorney there is no loss of communication. He stays in touch via email and every now and then you may even be surprised with a phone call. He is unreal but REAL…not many people like him especially outside of your immediate family. Since he handled the cases, my mother transitioned into her heavenly home and my daughter graduated from high school…Attorney Bloom was just like a part of MY family during both situations. All I can say is “TO KNOW HIM, IS TO LOVE HIM.”
Posted by anonymous
I would recommend Allen Bloom to anyone that needs a San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney. He vigorously defended me throughout the long difficult process. My life and family was turned upside down. I was completely deflated and everything looked dim until after the trials.
We hired him twice!!! That fact speaks for itself. If he wasn't brilliant during the 1st trial, we wouldn't have used him again.
My family hired Mr. Bloom for two of my felony jury trials. I had choices between other top rated lawyers in San Diego. I also had the public defenders office available to me. I selected Mr. Bloom because I knew he would aggressively defend my case and not simply plead me out to bad deal. He never once pressure me to plea. He gave me the facts and advised me accordingly.
Mr. Bloom is a trial attorney monster. He is able to think quickly on his feet and make adjustments during the trial. The system is ALWAYS stacked against the defendant... but with Mr. Bloom representing me at least I knew I had a chance. You are against the awesome powers of the government...but Mr. Bloom never backs down to the prosecutor or the judge. He stood firmly against them arguing my case. He will fight for the underdog. He fought my case like I was a family member. He was brilliant in court.
It's obvious that he cares about people. Every time we walk to court together, he gave money to the homeless outside. I've seen him help people in the court halls when everyone else ignored the person and thought the individual was crazy. It was actually touching to see someone that cares as much as he does. It's been 3 years since my trials. He still calls me to see how my family is doing. He is not soft, he just has a soft-spot for people in need. Mr. Bloom we see you as a person that needs his help.... NOT $$$$.
After 2 long hard fought jury trials, Mr. Bloom got me a great outcome. I am now back with my family and my life is back on track.
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