LaMon D. Bland, Esq. founded L. D. Bland & Associates in 2014 to create a firm that merged political organizing, law, and civil rights advocacy. Prior to founding the firm, Attorney Bland served as the National Field Director and traveling manager for Rev. Al Sharpton at the National Action Network (NAN), a national civil rights organization. As the National Field Director, Attorney Bland coordinated and mobilized campaigns across the country to highlight civil rights and social justice issues. He directed the field staff in the mobilization of over 100 cities nationwide, in four days, for the “100 Cities of Trayvon Martin Action” against the “Stand Your Ground Legislation” as well as coordinated several events in Chicago, IL to highlight the gun violence epidemic in communities of color. Furthermore, he managed the transportation and NAN membership/national partner mobilization operations resulting in over one hundred thousand supporters attending the 2013 50th Commemorative Anniversary “Continuation March on Washington,” and served as lead organizer for the 2013 “NYCHA Candidates’ Forum and Sleepover” to highlight the deplorable living conditions of residents in New York City public housing. Moreover, he staged actions in Valdosta and Atlanta, Georgia in order to bring national attention to the mysterious death of Mr. Kendrick Johnson, a 17 year old student found dead in a South Georgia high school.

Prior to his time at NAN, Attorney Bland served as Senior Associate at Bill Lynch Associates (BLA), heading its political division. Among his many accomplishments at BLA, he managed federal and local electoral campaign operations; organized and directed a fifty mile, five day march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama for Voting Rights; and coordinated the 2012 NAACP Northeast Region Get Out to Vote Phone Bank Operation. Before his departure, Attorney Bland developed an expertise in campaign management, strategic planning, political organizing, and coalition building.

Before joining BLA, Attorney Bland was Legislative Counsel for the Rules Committee and Council Parliamentarian of the New York City Council (NYCC) in its Office of the General Counsel. During that time, Attorney Bland learned the legislative and budgetary processes, including the inner workings of various community, good government, labor and business interests as it relates to the legislative and budgetary process. While at the NYCC, Attorney Bland served as counsel to the 2011 Lobbying Commission.

Attorney Bland started his career in government and politics in late 2008 as an intern for the then Majority Whip of the New York City Council, Councilmember Inez E. Dickens. Soon thereafter Attorney Bland become her 2009 re-election campaign manager and later a key operative in the uptown New York County Democratic Party operation.

Attorney Bland is licensed to practice law in New York State and in both the United States Southern and Eastern District of New York.