Civil & Human Rights Lawyer and Legal Analyst
Type of expert: LegalAreas of expertise: Broadcasting, Business, Business women, Expert Women, Law
Host of her own national live daily talk show in the USA on Court TV for eight years, Lisa is now a legal analyst for NBC, appearing frequently on The Today Show and MSNBC, Piers Morgan Live on CNN, as well as The Early Show, The Insider, Dr. Phil, Dr. Drew, The Situation Room, The Joy Behar Show, Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell and many other shows. Lisa has done interviews for UK broadcast media including ITN ITV News. In addition, Lisa runs a prominent Los Angeles based general practice law firm, TheBloomFirm.com, representing celebrity clients and ordinary people seeking justice in their lives. 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, Harry Smith, Matt Lauer, Diane Sawyer, Charlie Gibson,Tony Danza, Star Jones, Anderson Cooper, Wolf Blitzer, Bill O’Reilly, Shawn Hannity, Joe Scarborough, Tina Brown, Nancy Grace and many others in the United States, England, Ireland, Australia and throughout the English-speaking world.
As a television legal analyst, Lisa is known for her in-depth analysis of headline-grabbing trials, hard-hitting and unbiased interviews of lawyers, crime victims, defendants and government officials, and gutsy, plain English opinions, Lisa has covered every major crime and justice story of our time, including the OJ Simpson trials; Britney Spears’ custody and mental illness battles; police brutality cases; the Duke rape scandal; the Enron corporate fraud trial; the Saddam Hussein crimes against humanity tribunal; the Michael Jackson child molestation case; the Scott Peterson, Robert Blake and Casey Anthony murder trials; and the Jayson Williams and Martha Stewart cases, and the California and federal gay marriage and “don’t ask, don’t tell” constitutional cases. Lisa’s passion is international war crimes tribunals, which seek to bring to justice perpetrators of genocide and other crimes against humanity.
Never afraid of a fight, as a trial lawyer Lisa has taken on David-and-Goliath battles on behalf of the vulnerable against some of the most powerful forces in our culture, including suing the Boy Scouts of America on behalf of a girl who wanted to become a Scout; the Los Angeles Police Department on behalf of a use of force expert in the Rodney King beating trial; one of the largest churches in the world for a boy who was abused at a church summer camp; a powerful Fortune 500 company on behalf of a wheelchair-bound employee who had been harassed because of his disability; and many celebrities and prominent figures in business and politics in sexual harassment cases, including a sitting Los Angeles judge. Lisa’s work has set legal precedent on important social issues from some of the first cases involving the rights of AIDS patients to cases of repressed memory of child sexual abuse survivors. Lisa represented numerous celebrities, including Michael Lohan in his legal battle to save and protect his daughter, actress Lindsay Lohan; Oksana Grigorieva in her domestic violence case against actor Mel Gibson; Real Housewives of D.C. reality stars Tareq and Michaele Salahi who were the subjects of a federal grand jury investigation (they were never charged); Double Exposure reality stars Markus Klinko and Indrani as witnesses in a high profile federal trial; television host Lara Spencer in a personal matter; and many others who choose to keep their identities confidential.
Lisa has written two popular books in the last three years, and is releasing a third in March, 2014. Her first book, Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World, published by Vanguard Books in the summer of 2011, became an instant New York Times bestseller and a favorite of critics. In a full page review, Elle Magazine raved: “Provocative, logical, funny, and relentlessly on-topic.” Think was voted one of the top ten best nonfiction books of 2011 by the readers of Goodreads.com. After extensively covering the Zimmerman trial on NBC and MSNBC, Lisa wrote her most recent book, Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat it, which details the many courtroom errors made by the prosecution, as well as the laws and social context that contributed to the death of Trayvon Martin and many like him. The book has been praised as a “crusading call for change – and a penetrating inventory of our racially divided country,” and will be released in March of 2014.
Lisa has performed many book readings with high school, college and book groups, and has been interviewed on hundreds of television and radio shows all over the world about her provocative thesis in Think, that the decline in American media and education, combined with the multibillion dollar beauty industry, are creating a dumbed-down culture that harm girls and women. Think offers specific advice on how we can reclaim our brains, by creating time to think daily, reading smart, provocative books and media, and re-connecting with our communities.
In addition to writing her books, Lisa has published numerous popular and scholarly articles on CNN.com, AOL.com, and in The Los Angeles Times, Family Circle, The National Law Journal, ABA Journal, NYU Journal of Law and Social Change, Berkeley Women’s Law Journal, NYU Journal of International Law, and many other outlets on topics such as gay marriage, international law, legalizing prostitution, and families of child molesters’ duty to warn. She has been profiled, featured and quoted in many publications, including The New York Times, Elle, TV Guide, the Washington Post, California Lawyer, Vegetarian Times, Television Week, the New York Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Ladies’ Home Journal, Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Electronic Media, CNN.com, and she is profiled in Who’s Who in American Law.
After graduated early and phi beta kappa from UCLA, where she was National College Debate Champion, Lisa went on to go to Yale Law school where she won first place in the largest and most prestigious national college debate league, judged by soon-to-be-special-prosecutor Kenneth Starr. Well received by business and professional audiences, Lisa is known for her lively, funny and engaging speaking style at corporate and academic events. Lisa has delivered college commencement addresses recently at The University of Pennsylvania, New York University, and Los Angeles City College, and has been honored as a speaker and business leader with the Compass Award by the Women’s Leadership Exchange, as well as the Deborah Award with the Anti-Defamation League.
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One of the USA's leading civil rights lawyers who used to have her own TV show and is featured on the news frequently.