KENNETH A.BLOOM is a founding partner of gartner + bloom PC an AV rated law firm with offices in New York City and Springfield, New Jersey.
Ken is a skilled trial attorney, who concentrates his practice in the areas of Casualty/Liability Defense including New York Labor Law (Scaffold Law) matters; Insurance Coverage; Construction Litigation including construction defect, EIFS, apparent microbial growth (AMG), asbestos and lead paint matters, commercial auto, as well as Insurance Fraud Defense and Commercial Litigation.
Ken was admitted to the bar in the District of Columbia in 1981; New York 1982; Pennsylvania 1990; the U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern District of New York in 1983; U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York in 1990; U.S. Supreme Court in 1985; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan in 1988; and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit 1990.
Ken is a graduate of Cornell University (B.S., 1978), where he serves as a guest lecturer for the course, “Managing and Resolving Conflict.” He obtained his J.D. from American University in 1981.
Prior to founding gartner + bloom PC, Ken was an Assistant District Attorney, Kings County, New York, 1981-1982; Senior Staff Attorney, New York City Mayor's Strike Force, 1982-1983; Partner, O'Donnell, Fox & Gartner, P.C., New York City, 1983-1990; Resident Senior Partner Cozen and O'Connor, New York City, 1991-1994.
Ken is a member of the New York State Former District Attorneys Association, Brooklyn, New York; Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations- member of the Tort and Insurance Practice Section and Alternate Dispute Resolution Section; Co- chair of the Construction Committee of the ABA Section on Dispute Resolution (2004-2005); District of Columbia Bar and the New York County Lawyers Association.
He is a frequent lecturer on construction and coverage related topics, as well as ADR He has served as both Vice-Chairman and Chairman of the MC Consultant’s East Region Construction Defect Conference 2010-2014. He has lectured at the West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Conference and has been selected as a New York Superlawyer 2007- 2016, as well as one of the Top Attorneys in New York 2013.
Mr. Bloom has recently been appointed to the prestigious Claims and Litigation Alliance Construction Defect Board of Directors, an assembly of some of the top construction defect professionals in the country.