Laurie Styka Bloom represents clients in complex and commercial litigation as well as environmental based litigation claims.
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.
My practice includes defending product defect claims and representing a major railroad in FELA (Federal Employers Liability Act) and trespasser personal injury claims.
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.
Pink News | December 20, 2016
Buffalo counsel Laurie Styka Bloom is mentioned in this article for her pro bono work on behalf of the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF) to help a transgender man obtain the right to legally change his name.
Law360 | April 07, 2016
The feature story notes a New York appeals court decision affirming a lower court’s order denying a community group’s attempt to renew a challenge to $84 million in city tax subsidies approved for FreshDirect LLC to move its distribution center to Harlem River Yard in the Bronx. Buffalo commercial litigation counsel Laurie Styka Bloom is noted as counsel for FreshDirect.
State University of New York at Buffalo, J.D., cum laude
Canisius College, B.A., cum laude
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 by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 in the fields of Commercial Litigation 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.