Bloch & White LLP
Equity. Dignity. Justice.
These are the values that drive us. Whether your freedom, your livelihood, or your fundamental rights are under attack, every case is high stakes. Having devoted our careers to taking on the toughest fights against the most ruthless adversaries, we stand up for what is right and go the distance for our clients.
We have experienced first-hand throughout our careers just how broad an impact a team of collaborative and talented litigators can have. We launched this firm to provide top-flight, efficient, client-centered representation without ever losing sight of the reasons we became lawyers in the first place: to serve clients and our community with passion and integrity.
We are trial lawyers who have learned through years of experience and collaboration that strong working relationships with clients and our colleagues – built on respect, trust, and empowering each other’s strengths – can lead to the best possible outcomes.
We have a depth of experience litigating high stakes appeals in federal and state courts, at all levels and in all types of matters.
We have significant experience fighting for those whose fundamental rights have been violated, including victims of police and prosecutorial misconduct and racially-motivated violence.
We have years of experience litigating complex commercial disputes representing the most sophisticated of clients in a wide range of business disputes.
Criminal Defense & Government Investigations
We have substantial experience representing clients suspected of, or charged with, all manners of criminal offenses at the state and federal level, as well as individuals investigated by law enforcement or regulatory agencies.
Public Interest & Impact Litigation
We formed this firm to fight aggressively in the public interest, including in the spheres of political extremism, criminal justice reform, gun violence, reproductive rights, and many others. We know from experience that many of our most fundamental rights are vindicated in the courtroom.
Trials & Trial Support
As trial lawyers with significant courtroom experience, we are available to assist clients or other attorneys approaching trial, including by co-counseling cases that could benefit from additional trial support.
in the news
Law360 covers Bloch & White and The Law Offices of Joel B. Rudin's win for Jawaun Fraser, who was falsely convicted of robbery in 2014. A federal jury awarded Mr. Fraser nearly $2 million in damages, including punitive damages against the undercover officer and detectives who falsified evidence against him.
$2M False Arrest Win May Spawn New Legal Fights for NYPD
By Marco Poggio, 4/21/2023
Bloomberg Law covers the launch of Bloch & White LLP.
By Sam Skolnik, 6/8/2022
Michael Bloch’s devastating cross-examination of key defendant and prominent white nationalist Richard Spencer at the Charlottesville trial is featured in the Washington Post.
By Elle Silverman, 11/5/2021
Ben White helps secure groundbreaking ruling from the Second Circuit affirming right-of-access claims by a group that represents indigent defendants. “The appellate court rejected the government’s argument that regulations allowing attorneys access seven days a week are aimed at protecting defendants, not their attorneys, meaning the attorneys’ interests were not implicated.”
2nd Circ. Urges Atty Access For Detainees Amid Pandemic
By Jody Godoy, 03/22/2020
“Over the course of hours of direct examination, Michael Bloch, the plaintiffs’ attorney, stripped away the polished veneer that [Richard] Spencer, whom the Southern Law Poverty Center has called ‘a kind of professional racist in khakis,’ typically presents.”
White Nationalist Richard Spencer Was Confronted With His Own Violent Rhetoric On The Witness Stand At The Charlottesville Trial
by Christopher Miller, 11/04/21
Michael Bloch discussed bail reform with Mother Jones.
New York Politicians Are Using Anti-Semitic Attacks to Scare People About Bail Reform
By Samantha Michaels, 01/10/2020
“Jury awards plaintiffs’ $25 million in lawsuit against white supremacists behind violence at Charlottesville ‘Unite the Right’ rally”
Jury awards plaintiffs $25 million in lawsuit against white supremacists behind violence at Charlottesville ‘Unite the Right’ rally
By Will Carless and Kevin McCoy, 11/23/2021
Michael Bloch sits down with Jon Bernthal on the REAL ONES podcast to discuss the rise of violent extremism, criminal justice reform, and more.
Michael Bloch, civil rights attorney – REAL ONES with Jon Bernthal
Bloomberg Law covers Ben White’s Second Circuit argument in a False Claims Act case concerning Fortune 500 clients’ billion-dollar government contract, ultimately leading to a near total affirmance in clients’ favor.
Judges Focus on What U.S. Knew About AECOM Billing Noncompliance
By Daniel Seiden, 5/21/2021