Host of her own national live daily talk show on Court TV for eight years, Lisa Bloom is now a legal analyst for NBC News, appearing frequently on the Today Show, Nightly News, CNN, HLN and many other television and radio shows. As a legal analyst for the biggest legal website, Avvo.com, Lisa writes a popular weekly column on civil rights issues.
In addition, Lisa runs a prominent Los Angeles based general practice law firm, The Bloom Firm, representing celebrity clients and ordinary people seeking justice in all areas of civil litigation and family law, and especially victims of domestic violence, sexual harassment, race or sex discrimination, sexual assault, and police excessive force. Lisa has been chosen as a SuperLawyer and has a perfect 10.0 rating for her legal work on Avvo.com.
A popular award-winning speaker to business, student and women’s audiences, Lisa has been interviewed by Barbara Walters, Oprah Winfrey, Larry King, Rachael Ray, Piers Morgan, Montel Williams, Julie Chen, Matt Lauer, Diane Sawyer, Anderson Cooper, Wolf Blitzer, Bill O’Reilly, Nancy Grace and hundreds of others in the US, England, Ireland, Australia and throughout the English speaking world. She’s been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, USA Today, and many other prestigious publications.
Lisa was national college debating champion, graduated from Yale Law School, the #1 law school in the nation, and is the New York Times bestselling author of three books, including THINK: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World.
1. What are three words that best describe you?
Passionate, fearless, hardworking.
2. Tell us why you’re awesome in two sentences or less.
Every time I’ve been knocked down, I’ve gotten back up again. And many of my clients say I changed their lives, and that’s the best reward for my work.
3. What are your three biggest indulgences?
Off the beaten track international travel, Burning Man every year, a nice glass of Cabernet.
4. What’s currently your favorite…
Food: Seitan tacos
Cocktail: Virgin mojito
Shopping destination/store: Nordstrom Rack. I like a deal!
Fashion item: Jeans
Place to hangout: My backyard
City: Tel Aviv
Travel item: My iPad mini stocked with a bunch of new ebooks and the New York Times
Beauty product: I don’t care much about beauty. So boring.
Hostess gift: Uh oh. I’m supposed to give her a gift? Kidding. Wine. Is that the right hostess gift?
Home décor item: Pictures of my cute husband, kids, foster son and rescue dogs, making goofy faces and having fun.
Book: Current favorite is the stunning Stamped From the Beginning, which is the history of American racism, by Ibram Kendi.
Website: Twitter and HillaryBeatTrump.com
Magazine: What’s a magazine? 😉 Maybe The Week.
5. What’s the ONE thing you absolutely can’t live without?
6. What is your biggest pet peeve?
Rude people. Be kind. Mind your manners. It matters.
7. If you could have dinner with anyone (living or not) who would it be, and WHY?
John Legend, because I love his music, his vibe, his wife and his social justice activism.
8. What does it mean to you to have a strong, engaging brand and how has having one helped you?
I don’t think about this much, but I suppose I just want people to know what I stand for, which is fighting for the rights of women, people of color, and other oppressed groups.
9. What is one piece of advice you would give your younger self?
Start writing your books sooner. (I’ve now written three, and I’m working on three more, but I didn’t start until my forties.)
10. What is one piece of advice you would give to women today about staying true to themselves and succeeding on their own terms?
Be more confident. Women have to be 80% sure before they say something. Men only have to be 20% sure. Speak up! Be bold! If you don’t feel it, fake it.
I wish to you all the confidence of a mediocre white man.
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9. Suspicion Nation
What went wrong behind the scenes in the Trayvon Martin case? Why does America endure so many tragic shootings like this one? These are the questions at the heart of Suspicion Nation.