Law Offices of David Bliven

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Attorney David Bliven graduated with honors from Syracuse University in 1993 with a B.A. in Sociology. He went on to serve as a  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.  He therefore has 26 years of legal experience.

Upon graduation, he worked in private practice for a year, doing mostly matrimonial work, before serving as a Family Court 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. With extremely rare exceptions, the only cases Mr. Bliven handles are matrimonial and family law matters. Lawyers are expected to keep abreast of changes in the law, through reading caselaw and taking continuing legal education courses. As such, nearly all of Mr. Bliven’s studies are dedicated to staying on the cutting edge of developments in Family Law.

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 divorce & support cases.

Furthermore, he has been published at such periodicals as Nolo.com, New York Law Journal, the Westchester Lawyer magazine and the New York State Bar Association’s “Family Law Review.”  He is the author of the books “Navigating Your New York Divorce Case,” “Navigating Your New York Family Court Case,” “Navigating Your New York High Net Worth Divorce Case” and “Navigating Your New York Post-Divorce Case: Modifications & Enforcement.”  Mr. Bliven was also a quoted expert in a Daily Beast article on Herschel Walker’s Child Support issues: “Herschel Walker’s ‘Kiss-Off’ Child Support Agreement.”

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.  Moreover, he was featured in the June, 2021 edition of the Westchester Magazine – “Q&A Topic: Common Questions When Initiating a Divorce Case” and in the November, 2022 edition of the Westchester Magazine – “Modifying Child Custody Orders.”

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1998

Education

New York Law School, New York

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

Syracuse University

  • B.A. – 1993
  • Honors: cum laude – 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
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