As general counsel to the Uniformed Firefighters Association, Michael Block provides daily legal representation for New York City’s 8,000-member firefighters labor union. He helped gain passage of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, which provides compensation for first responders and the families of first responders who were injured or killed at the World Trade Center disaster site.
And in a groundbreaking pro bono effort, successfully represented 362 firefighters and their families in recovering $260 million from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.
Columbia University Law School, LL.B., 1967
Queens College, B.A., 1964
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
New York State Bar Association
New Jersey State Bar Association
New York County Lawyers Association
Mr. Block has been active in several charitable organizations supporting firefighters and their families, has been honored for his work on behalf of veterans, and spent 20 years as a board member of YAI, an organization that operates group homes and provides other services for the developmentally disabled.