William S. Bloom
Mr. Bloom has been with the firm since 1995, following a judicial clerkship with The Honorable Robert Longhi, then-Assignment Judge in Middlesex County. He handles high exposure general liability defense matters including catastrophic injury and wrongful death, arising in the context of automobile, construction site, and fall down accidents, as well as public entity liability. He has a particular expertise in the area of contractual indemnification and additional insured issues, and successfully defended and prosecuted such claims in matters involving multi-million dollar exposure. Mr. Bloom has tried over sixty jury trials to verdict. He has been a Certified Civil Trial Attorney since 2003, and has been selected as a Super Lawyer by NJ Monthly Magazine each year since 2009.
He successfully tried to a no-cause the much-publicized matter of Mesar v. Bound Brook Board of Education, which involved the asserted liability of a high school baseball coach for a severe ankle injury sustained by a student while sliding into third base.
Mr. Bloom has lectured and written on numerous subjects including contractual indemnification, additional insured coverage, trial tactics, material misrepresentation in the investigation of an insurance claim, and public entity liability. Mr. Bloom has testified multiple times before New Jersey State legislative committees regarding pending legislation impacting tort liability and insurance exposure.