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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Anthony

    Hired Attorney

    a down to earth person

    helped me in every step of the way about a year an a half ago. the outcome was more than i could of ask for, thank you David. just talked a couple of days ago about some questions i had,and he took the time to answer all of them.if your looking for someone to be there for you he's the man. thanks again, Anthony

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Brian

    Hired Attorney

    Divorce can be messy -- David Bliven made it easy!

    David Bliven got me through my divorce process easily and painlessly. He helped me think through every step of the process, kept my costs to a minimum, and got it done. He was worth every penny. Thank you, David Bliven!

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by a client

    Hired Attorney

    Mr Bliven was very nasty and condescending

    My experience with Mr Bliven was horrible. At no time during my experience with him that I felt he was looking out for my best interest. Any inquiries made by me received a condescending response. Mr Bliven on two court appearance arrived late and didn't appear interested in my case. My case involved vacating a childcare and child support decision which involved submitting almost 90 percent of my income due to me missing a court date due medical issues. I've worked in law enforcement for 25 years and I've seen lawyers worker harder for people on crack.

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    David Ivan Bliven’s response: “This review is a good example of an ex-client digging themselves a deep hole, then hiring a lawyer & thinking the lawyer can solve everything. First, I only represented this client for about 3 months, and at no time prior to the decision on his case (5/26/15) did he ever voice any complaint about myself or my services - implicit or otherwise. He only voiced a complaint for the first time when he lost his case. This guy not only acted as his own lawyer prior to hiring me, but also acted as his own doctor. He skipped a court date because he was "in too much pain," yet didn't bother to get a "no work/no school" letter from his Dr. which might have saved him. He also never called the Court or anyone else to say he wasn't coming to Court - just made a self-diagnoses that his pain was too great to travel. What did him in wasn't anything I did or didn't do, but the fact that it came out in the wash (after submitting our motion to dismiss) that he not only texted the other party that same day, but also wasn't in enough pain to stop visiting his children. Opps! The Judge then decided if he could send a text, he should have called the Court to request an adjournment. As for me "arriving late," most NYC Family Court Judges don't start their morning calendar until 9:30a.m. & their afternoon calendar until 2:30p.m. (unless they give the case a "time-certain"). Thus, while the time on the printed calendar may say 9:00a.m., the lawyers are not considered "late" if they arrive at 9:30a.m., since that's the time most of the cases begin to be called in. On the day in question (5/26/15), I arrived to Court just a few minutes after 9:30, but only because an accident had just occurred on the highway I was traveling on (& thus my GPS didn't read it until I arrived at the traffic jam), causing an unexpected delay. It should be noted that, in an ironic twist of the facts (though not mentioned by this ex-client), HE arrived nearly 45 minutes late - and that's 45 minutes AFTER 9:30! If he was holding himself to the same standard as he was holding me, then he would have been 1 hour, 15 minutes late to his own case (and a case he previously lost because he was defaulted). Quite obviously, however, this person would rather blame everyone else in the world for his own, self-created problems. This review should thus be viewed through that lens.”
  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Lou

    Hired Attorney

    Top Notch Lawyer!

    Mr. Bliven represented me in a child support case. I was very pleased with the services provided by Mr. Bliven. He is professional, courteous, and knows his stuff! I am completely gratified with the outcome of my case thanks to Mr. Bliven knowledge of family law. Mr. Bliven kept me up to date on all matters pertaining to my case and his billing is fair and accurate for the work he puts into the case. I would certainly recommend him to anyone that is seeking a top notch lawyer in the area family court.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Teri Colon

    Hired Attorney

    Child Custody Matter

    Although I have not met with Mr. Bliven yet. I contacted his office on a Friday of a Holiday Weekend. His office's response was immediate and I was treated with the respect as if I was already a client. His staff took the time to email me immediately and when I called I was given an appointment that accommodates my schedule. Custody matters are very sensitive and clients can be emotional. It was a relief to speak with someone who was not only professional and courtesy, but also showed genuine concern. I look forward to my consultation with Mr. Bliven.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    Hired Attorney

    Family problem

    Let me start by apologizing if I did anything to offend you guys period. Of all the attorneys that I heard from, he was the best. I felt that he was one of the attorneys that I could grow to trust. I have read other comments and realized other people saw him the same way. I would very much so like him to read my current question, with a bit more information, and answer it. I also would, possibly, like to hire him to defend me in this case.

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    David Ivan Bliven’s response: “No offense taken at all. You were a good client and are a good person! Thank you for the review & I look forward to doing business with you in the future. All the best!”
  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Ardy

    Hired Attorney

    Pre-nuptial agreement

    David offered the best price in the area on my prenuptial agreement. He did a great job listening to my concerns and incorporating them into my contract. He gave me thoughtful warning about the limits of a prenuptial agreement and solid anticipatory counseling regarding the need for possible post-nuptial agreements.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Jorge

    Hired Attorney

    Very professional and trustworthy

    Mr. Bliven is very knowledgable and professional.
    He provided very good advice and legal services for my case.
    I will definitely will go back to him if I need it in the future.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Jonathan

    Hired Attorney

    Truly a top family law expert

    Mr. Bliven came very highly recommended to me by a friend who used to practice family law and had transitioned into other areas of legal practicee. I was not disapponited.

    Mr. Bliven was thoroughly knowledgeable and highly attentive as he helped me smoothly resolve complex child support matters involving international issues of competing jurisdictions. Having had a number of attorneys in the course of my divorce and child custody/support matters over the last 18 years, I believe I am expereinced to know that Mr Bliven is a top family law expert.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Gregg

    Hired Attorney

    My child support/ child custody experience with Mr. Bliven

    Although I subscribe to a legal plan through my union (I'm a teacher), I decided to retain Mr. Bliven based on our initial consultation. He seemed much better versed than the less expensive "plan" attorney I spoke to in the child support matter I brought to him. Mr. Bliven scanned the paperwork I brought with me to the consultation and immediately developed a strategy using various points of law. Mr. Bliven kept in constant contact with me and "cc'd" me on all correspondence he and my ex-wife's attorney had via email or hard-copy. Mr. Bliven's court room demeanor was just as I had hoped it would be; vocal and on point. Ultimately, my ex-wife and I reached a fair compromise that did not follow the typical default percentages NY State dictates. I would definitely retain again should the need arise.

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