4.5 stars 41 totalReview David Bliven
Posted by ariane
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
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.
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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
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
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
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
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.