Laurie S. Bloom

Laurie Styka Bloom represents clients in complex and commercial litigation as well as environmental based litigation claims.

What do you focus on?

I use my 30 years of litigation and environmental law experience to assist my clients in solving their disputes efficiently and effectively. My practice is focused on litigation arising out of environmental issues, such as alternative energy, cell tower siting and land use as well as commercial and products liability/personal injury issues.


I represent wind energy developers, major cellular telecommunications companies and commercial enterprises bringing or defending land use litigation. Recent successes include concluding multi-year litigation that resulted in an appellate ruling allowing the client to locate a wind farm in central New York. I am currently defending an environmental justice claim in the Bronx, New York.


I represent large companies in commercial claims such as breach of contract and trade secret and also defend brokers in securities claims brought by customers.

Products Liability/Personal Injury

My practice includes defending product defect claims and representing a major railroad in FELA (Federal Employers Liability Act) and trespasser personal injury claims.

What do you see on the horizon?

I see the opportunity to assist clients in navigating the shift to renewable energy and stewardship of the environment issues and away from remediation issues.

7th Circuit says Wisconsin regulators have toxic dust handled

Law360 | May 27, 2021

This article covers a court’s unanimous refusal to revive litigation claiming that client SPX Corp. contaminated Wisconsin properties, with the panel noting a lower court was correct to find the requested injunctive relief improper. Buffalo partner Vivian Quinn, Long Island partner Joe Ortego, and Buffalo counsel Laurie Bloom and Tracey Scarpello, all of the Complex Commercial Disputes group, led the successful defense of SPX.

Demolition Trio Urges 7th Circuit to Uphold 2nd Toxic Dust Win

Law360 | November 02, 2020

This article covers oral arguments from three demolition companies urging the Seventh Circuit to uphold a lower court’s exclusion of experts’ testimony related to toxic dust claims. The article mentions Long Island partner Joe Ortego and Buffalo counsel Laurie Bloom, both of the Complex Commercial Disputes group, for representing SPX Corp., one of the demolition companies.

Appeals court issues split ruling on Whole Foods project

The Daily Record | July 01, 2019

This article mentions Buffalo Complex Commercial Disputes counsel Laurie Styka Bloom for her representation of a local neighborhood association in an ongoing dispute over the details of a proposed development in Rochester.


Laurie S. Bloom



Phone: 716-853-8102

Fax: 716-853-8109

State University of New York at Buffalo, J.D., cum laude

Canisius College, B.A., cum laude

New York

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court, Western District of New York

Laurie was selected, through a peer-review survey, for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022 in the fields of Commercial Litigation; Litigation—Environmental; and Product Liability Litigation—Defendants. Laurie has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2016.

Laurie has also been named to the Legal Elite of Western New York 2104 under the Legal Elite Leaders section, a supplement of Buffalo Business First and Buffalo Law Journal. She has also been recognized for her leadership as president of the Erie County Bar Association.

Laurie was selected as one of the Top 25 women lawyers in Upstate New York, based on a peer-review survey conducted by New York Super Lawyers magazine, 2009 Upstate Edition.

Laurie is a member and President of the Erie County Bar Association. She is a member of the Defense Research Institute, American Bar Association, and the New York State Bar Association and its House of Delegates.

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