Attorney Allen R. Bloom, recipient of the San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association's "Career Service Award" (2008), "Conant Trial Attorney of the Year" (1998), "Directors Award for Excellence" (1999), and former President of the San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association (1998-99), is one of San Diego's most successful and effective Criminal Defense Attorneys.
For the past 45 years, he has dedicated his professional career to representing those accused of crimes and has handled - with considerable success - some of the most difficult and highly publicized cases in San Diego and throughout California and adjoining states.
He has achieved an "AV" rating from the prestigious firm of Martindale Hubbell, signifying that he has reached the heights of professional excellence and is recognized as preeminent in his field and with the highest levels of skill and integrity. (Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of bar members and the judiciary, and attest to the individual lawyer's legal ability and adherence to professional standards of ethics.)
He is rated as a Class 7 attorney, one of very few throughout the county of San Diego, the highest rating available for attorneys as designated by the San Diego County Judicial Attorney Review Committee, indicating a qualification level capable of handling cases as difficult as capital murders.
He has extensive trial experience in defense of serious felony cases, homicides, capital cases, and extensive experience in post-conviction matters.
He has been attorney of record in hundreds of serious felony trials, several thousand criminal cases including juvenile matters and has filed writs, appeals, motions, and other matters in United States Supreme Court, Circuit Court of Appeal, District Courts, California Supreme Court, Courts of Appeal, Superior and Misdemeanor Courts in San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Francisco, Madera, Alameda, and in the state of Nevada.
He has acted as Judge, Pro Tem of the Municipal Court, State of California and as Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of San Diego School of Law, Thomas Jefferson/Western State University School, and National University School of Law.