4.5 stars 35 totalReview David Bliven
Posted by Arlinda
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
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
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
Posted by Shah
I had a Very Difficult Child Custody Case where my Ex Wife had an Order of Protection against me. I went through 3 other Lawyers in Nassau County Family Court since June 2010 who all were NOT TRUSTWORTHY and ended up Settling things for my Ex-Wife without my Knowledge, and did not allow me to even Go to Trial. My Ex-Wife's Lawyer was a Law-Guardian on many other cases , and my Lawyers wanted to make it work with her on their current and successive cases so they ended up agreeing to a Global Settlement on behalf of my Ex-Wife without letting me know.
Once I found out that all these Lawyers work in the same courtroom and help each other, I looked up on JUDGEWATCH.ORG and found Mr. David Bliven. Mr. Bliven was honest and upfront with me, and DENIED a GLOBAL SETTLEMENT for my EX-WIFE.
Mr. Bliven worked so hard to finally get me a Trial for the Order of Protection. Once we went to trial, Mr. Bliven Hammered my Ex-Wife with a Barrage of Questions which Impeached her Credibility. The Judge knew right away that my ex-wife was Lying after Mr. Bliven questioned her on the stand. Needless to say, My Ex-Wife backed Down, and Dropped the Whole Order Of Protection, Dropped Custody, She Dropped Everything because Mr. Bliven worked so hard to protect my Rights as his client. If my Ex-Wife did not drop her case, then she could of faced a lot more serious charges against her for committing Perjury on the Stand. You need a Good Lawyer like Mr. Bliven to get the Truth out.
Mr. Bliven is a True Angel that God sent my way to protect me and my family. I have FULL CUSTODY of my 3 children, and The Mother of My Children does NOT EVEN have any VISITATION. I recommend Mr. Bliven wholeheartedly. You can trust him to do the right thing because he is Honest. I wish most Lawyers were like Mr. Bliven, but unfortunately they are not.
Thanks again Mr. Bliven for all your hard work and dedication.
Posted by a Child Custody client
easy to work with and fair. even sent a refund check when I didn't use my entire retainer. Highest praise.
Posted by Brian Breunig
I hired Mr Bliven To represent me in a divorce . And I found him to be competent and was very satisfied with the out come
Posted by a Family client
It is impossible for me to say enough good things about this man. He is a totally honest, honorable, competent man and a phenomenal lawyer. As I e mailed him privately, in the movie "Another 48 Hours," after Nick Nolte got the tar beaten out of him in a bar Eddie Murphy shot one of the rednecks in the kneecap and he and Nolte walked out of the bar with no furher harm. Bliven shot the opposition in the kneecap and I walked away unharmed. CPS took me to court on some very nasty, hyperinflated charges. I retained an excellent, crooked lawyer that made a mess of things and made things look hopeless. Then in comes Bliven. While he wasn't able to be present until after the hearing was over for the first date after I retained him, the judge saw the documents he sent to the other lawyers and commented upon how professional they looked. Even though he didn't tell me in so many words, I'd put money on the fact that when all hope was lost, he got me back into my home on a limited basis. He then issued a dscovery request that handcuffed the opposition, then kept e mail hammering away at them mercilessly to fish or cut bait. While his potential legal strategies turned out to be unnecessary given the path my case took, they would have been excellent were they called for. He comes off as a cross between Herman Munster (oh goody) and Mr. Flanders in the Simpsons (hi diddly dee neighbor), but under that mild mannered exterior is a bloodthirsty starving Great White Shark focused on one thing only: tearing the opposition to shreds. He's not cheap (you get what you pay for), but he is scrupulously honest in his billing, does not charge for an hour when it took him five minutes to write the mail, and while his assistant did make a couple of honest mistakes with the billing, one message on the telephone got them corrected almost instantly (as opposed to one certified letter to the previous lawyer, one cetified letter to the Grievance Committee, and six months to get the balance of the retainer rightfully owed me). After experiencing that crooked lowlife, Bliven compared to the crooked lowlife is like a delicious Chinese dinner compared to dogfood. At almost twice the hourly rate of the previous lawyer, it took Bliven six times longer to finally burn through his retainer (money very well spent). Bliven got me a six month ACD, half the length of a normal ACD, and I got through it with minimal disruption to my life. Readers of this review may believe as they choose, but I am not in any way associated with him, I am an actual former client, and have received nothing for writing this review. If CPS has taken your situation, put one and one together and made it one hundred eleven thousand, call Bliven. Period.
Posted by Elizabeth
It came as a surprise when my husband of 25 years told me he was leaving. David took everything into hand and represented me when I could hardly think or speak. He answered all my questions, he negotiated a fair distribution of assets and much more.
Posted by Aurelina
Divorce is a hard time but if you choose an attorney like Mr. Bliven will be less difficult, he has a lot of experience and his advices address me to take good decisions in benefit to my family and in the other hand he is a very patience with people who don't speak very well English, Thanks God to find you.
Posted by a Child Support client
David Bliven was incredibly helpful as I navigated the family court system. He was knowledgeable and responsive every time I out reached to him with general and specific questions about child support and custody. I felt like he took the time to get to know me so he could provide me with a tailored response each and every time.