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; Construction Litigation including construction defect, EIFS, apparent microbial growth (AMG), asbestos and lead paint matters, as well as premises liability, insurance fraud, insurance coverage 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, 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 2010-2015 and has been selected as a New York Super Lawyers in 2007-2015 as well as one of the Top Attorneys in New York in 2013, 2014, 2015.