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Posted by Anthony, a Family client,
was very help full in every way,kept me informed all the time.and of course very knowledgeable about the law.just a down to earth guy, so glad i found him, thank you David.
Posted by ariane, a Child Support client,
Mr Bliven was knowlegable. Informative and an incredible strategist. He used all of my legal rights to defend me in my case and was extremely professional to work with. I can't thank him enough for his ability to use our rights as law abiding citizens and to get the job done. David consulted with me on all motions before revealing them to the court or to any other parties. For this I thank him for and am gratefull for his dlilgence in representation.
Posted by Ms. Z. Israel, a Family client,
He was absolutely one of the worst paid lawyers that I've retained. He's consistently late or sick. He charges you for email inboxes, instead of on aggressive and assertive representation in the court. He provided me with substandard representation. In the end I paid thousands of dollars on him receiving emails, and him sending out nonsense subpoena when it was never used, and his primary intention was to get me a standard 6-12 month ACD, when I clearly informed him that Trial is where I intend to take this case.Don't bother retain this legal aid attorney/ private attorney who disguises himself as a knowledgeable former ACS attorney. The worst attorney can get you an ACD for free. Word of advice to those seeking a family lawyer is spend your money where it will work for you, and clearly it won't work for you when hiring David Bliven.
Posted by a Family client,
He always arrives late to court hearings, unprepared, and doesn't wholeheartedly advocate for what you want as a client. He doesn't listen to his clients wishes. He cowards down when he comes across a hostile Judge. He's not an assertive lawyer. He gives a good presentation upon getting your retainer, but his actions differ in the court room.
Posted by Peter. S, a Child Support client,
I found Mr. Bliven through AVVO. I have never hired an attorney and didn’t know where to start. Mr. Bliven was down to earth and very approachable. I hired Mr. Bliven for a Child Support matter because of his knowledge and honestly. During the hearing Mr. Bliven picked apart the opposing Lawyer. He got my case dismissed and saved me thousands in child Support. I couldn’t have been more please with his work. I even received a refund with a detailed Invoice for charges.
I Highly recommend Mr. Bliven .
Posted by Tonia, a Child Custody client,
David is extremely knownledgeable about what he does & takes the time to explain everything you need to know. The way I found David was on a website were I gave my circumstances and he picked my case which said to me that someting about my particular situation he has dealt with on a level that he gets especially after I sat down with him to fully explain. He read the facts of what I needed: going through a seperation & had to establish custody along with some other nauances that were delicate. It was a stressfully time! but he was fully commited to my situation. I felt comfortable with David from day one!! He is a trustworthy individual and deserves trustworthy clients!!! - I would recommend David in a minute!! .but I really don't want to share!! - Thanks David for all that you have done and continue to do for my family!
Posted by Robert, a Family client,
Hands down best family lawyer in this era. Not only does he know the law but he thinks like a father and reacts like a calm giant in the court room. Follow what he says exactly to the point and he will win the ball game for you. Let him do the talking and fighting and you won't be disappointed. He personally fought and put my son back with me and made the courts and other forces at work give me my parental rights. Getting Bliven was a life changer.
Posted by Arlinda, a Child Support client,
I have never before written a negative review about any other professionals, but in this case I feel that it's important to do so because I don't want any other struggling single mothers to make the same mistake I made. I hired Mr. Bliven to represent me in my support case and I'm beyond disappointed with his services, and cannot emphasize enough how unprofessional he was in handling my case.
Mr. Bliven will be there to take your money, and ask for more, but when it comes to delivering, and protecting you and your children's interests and rights in court, he will fail you!! Don't count on him to fight for you or to even care about what you're going through. I was only able to speak with him during our initial consultation and after that I could not even reach him while trying to prepare for my upcoming hearings. I lost my case due to his unprofessionalism and lack of integrity, which cost me thousands and thousands of dollars. He was always late for our hearings and always unprepared. Once again, I deeply regret ever working with him.
Posted by nycbme1234, a Divorce client,
I didn't hire him but will likely be reaching out soon. His answers to me and his reviews from others are impeccable. Just wish he was closer to Nassau County...
Posted by Noreen, a Family client,
Mr. David Bliven represented me and my husband during a Child Visitation case. Prior to Mr. Bliven's representation we had no voice at all in the Bronx Family Court. It is truly a terrible place. After two horrible experiences with a bias judge that seemed to favor the petitioners who in my case were my husbands parents who were under the impression that their malicious intents could overturn my rights along with my husbands. The wicked judge who presided over the case seemed to identify and and even make jokes with the petitioners during court where they would all laugh. This judge was about to grant visitation to my husbands parents without one word of testimony from myself or my husband. Long story short once I consulted Mr. Bliven thru him we were able to be heard. He advised us on what could be done and how was the best way to approach in order to be most productive. This process took a little over two years and during that time there was no violation of rights and no forced visitation. In the end the case was dismissed on account karma intervened on the petitioners and due to an accident they withdrew their petition. Should my ordeal start again I wouldn't go with any other attorney than Mr. David Bliven. Communication was great and Invoices were well documented. Very professional. Thank you so much for everything Mr David Bliven. Regards