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Law Offices Of David Bliven
Law Offices Of David Bliven
  • White Plains Office 19 Court Street
    Suite 206
    White Plains, 10601
  • Bronx Office 3190 Riverdale Avenue
    Suite 1
    Bronx, NY 10463

David Bliven, Esq.

David Bliven, Esq.

David Bliven, Esq.

5 Star Reviews

“Outstanding Representation - Mr. Bliven was always very kind and empathetic while at the same time balancing those qualities with a sense of seriousness and a businesslike approach to the divorce process. He always provided clear truthful information. And he was always accessible to answer questions and follow up on anything needed. He also provided regular updates as the process took its course..”

- David


“David is a great lawyer - Amazing lawyer, he is easy to understand and always explain every detail. He makes me feel very conform every time. Thank you David.”

- Edward


“I was looking for a good lawyer - I did my research before obtaining service with Mr. Bliven. He has been in the business many years and I knew he would represent me very well in my divorce case. He is very professional, attentive to detail and committed. His staff worked well with me and were very helpful to ever time I had questions. I truly felt very confident working with Mr. Bliven that things were going to be in my favor. I was very satisfied with my settlement. I definitely would recommend this law firm to anyone.”

- Robert


5 Star Reviews

“Mr. Bliven is an excellent advocate for his clients. I would not hesitate to recommend him to a client in need. He is also an asset to the Avvo Community, providing invaluable resources to those seeking help.”

- Derek Jacques, Child Custody


“I endorse this lawyer. David Bliven provides his clients with a comprehensive approach. I have had many cases with him and have found him to be well-prepared and professional in all aspects of the case.”

- Darren DeUrso, Divorce and Separation Attorney


“I highly endorse Mr. Bliven. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help.”

- Mark Clay, Family Attorney


77 Endorsements

Honors And Awards

  • AV Rating
  • Super Lawyers Listing
  • 10.0 Avvo Rating
  • Certified Financial Litigator

An Attorney Who Will Provide Legal Support In Your Divorce Case

Attorney David Bliven graduated with honors from Syracuse University in 1993 with a B.A. in Sociology. He went on to serve as a judicial intern and statistician with the NYS Commission on City Court Judicial Reallocation with the Office of the Deputy Chief Administrative Judge.

David Bliven then attended law school at New York Law School, where he graduated in 1997 with honors and ranked within the top 15% of his class.

Upon graduation, he worked in private practice for a year, doing mostly matrimonial work, before serving as a prosecutor for nearly 3 years with the NYC Administration for Children’s Services. There he prosecuted child support, child abuse/neglect and foster care cases on behalf of the City of New York.

After leaving the prosecutor position, Mr. Bliven opened his present practice in 2000. His philosophy is to provide quality legal representation at affordable prices. His practice is approximately 99% Divorce & Family Court cases, as well as some governmental misconduct cases.

Mr. Bliven has an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell (the highest possible rating in both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards), a perfect 10.0 rating from Avvo (“Superb” rating) and is listed in the “Super Lawyers” directory by Thompson Reuters (a distinction given to less than 5% of all attorneys in each field of practice). He is also a Certified Financial Litigator by the American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators – which is particularly helpful in high net worth divorces & support cases. Mr. Bliven also authors “Cases That Help” – an annual caselaw newsletter distributed to Family Court Assigned Counsel panels throughout the State of New York.

Furthermore, he has been published at such periodicals as Nolo.com, New York Law Journal and Westchester Lawyer, and is the author of the book “Navigating Your New York Divorce Case.”

Finally, he was honored as one of 2019’s “New York’s Leaders in the Law” by New York Magazine. He was also honored as a “Super Lawyer” for the New York Metro & Westchester area by Westchester Magazine, October, 2019.

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1998

Education

New York Law School, New York

  • J.D. – 05/1997
  • Honors: cum laude
  • Honors: With Honors
  • Honors: Ranked within the Top 15% of his Class

Syracuse University

  • B.A. – 1993
  • Honors: With Honors
  • Major: Sociology

Work Experience

  • NYC Administration for Children’s Services – Staff Attorney (May, 1998 – Aug, 2000)
  • NYS Commission on City Court Judicial Reallocation with the Office of the Deputy Chief Administrative Judge – Judicial Intern and Statistician

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association – Family Law Section (Present)

Publications

  • Navigating Your New York Divorce Case – Speakeasy Publishing (2018)
  • Best Practices in Drafting Divorce Settlement Agreements – New York Law Journal (2017)
  • Trying a Shaken Baby Syndrome Case, Nolo.com (2018)
  • Raab v. Raab: A Call for Clarification of Child Support Modification – Westchester Lawyer – June (2018)

License

  • Licensed for 23 years in NY

 

“Outstanding Representation - Mr. Bliven was always very kind and empathetic while at the same time balancing those qualities with a sense of seriousness and a businesslike approach to the divorce process. He always provided clear truthful information. And he was always accessible to answer questions and follow up on anything needed. He also provided regular updates as the process took its course..”

- David


“David is a great lawyer - Amazing lawyer, he is easy to understand and always explain every detail. He makes me feel very conform every time. Thank you David.”

- Edward


“I was looking for a good lawyer - I did my research before obtaining service with Mr. Bliven. He has been in the business many years and I knew he would represent me very well in my divorce case. He is very professional, attentive to detail and committed. His staff worked well with me and were very helpful to ever time I had questions. I truly felt very confident working with Mr. Bliven that things were going to be in my favor. I was very satisfied with my settlement. I definitely would recommend this law firm to anyone.”

- Robert


5 Star Reviews

“Mr. Bliven is an excellent advocate for his clients. I would not hesitate to recommend him to a client in need. He is also an asset to the Avvo Community, providing invaluable resources to those seeking help.”

- Derek Jacques, Child Custody


“I endorse this lawyer. David Bliven provides his clients with a comprehensive approach. I have had many cases with him and have found him to be well-prepared and professional in all aspects of the case.”

- Darren DeUrso, Divorce and Separation Attorney


“I highly endorse Mr. Bliven. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help.”

- Mark Clay, Family Attorney


77 Endorsements

Honors And Awards

  • AV Rating
  • Super Lawyers Listing
  • 10.0 Avvo Rating
  • Certified Financial Litigator