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I handle the full range of Divorce & Family Court matters, including both uncontested & contested divorce, custody & visitation, adoptions, family offense, child support & paternity, juvenile delinquency and child abuse & neglect matters.  I have over 15 years experience and my practice is mostly Family Law (as opposed to some other attorneys who only do Family Law less than 50% of the time).  I began my career as a Family Court prosecutor, gaining valuable trial experience prosecuting child support and abuse & neglect cases.  Moreover, I pride myself on giving my client's cases personalized attention.  This means I offer night & weekend hours to better fit your schedule.  I also don't pass your file off to a inexperienced Associate the minute you leave the door.  I am the only attorney in the office & thus the only attorney who will work on your case.


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  1. Divorce: 40%
    19 years, 300 cases
  2. Child Support: 20%
    19 years, 200 cases
  3. Child Custody: 20%
    19 years, 250 cases
  4. Family: 15%
    19 years, 850 cases
  5. Other: 5%
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Hourly ($275-475/hour), Free consultation (15 minutes)

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Contact info

Law Offices of David Bliven

445 Hamilton Avenue
Suite 607
White Plains, NY, 10601

Bliven David

1 Riverdale Avenue,
Suite 3
Bronx, NY, 10463



NYCurrently registered 199807/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
A+ RatingBetter Business Bureau2014
Superb RatingAvvo2014
Top ContributorAvvo2014
Superb RatingAvvo2013
Clients' ChoiceAVVO2013
Top ContributorAVVO2013
Top ContributorAVVO2012
Attorneys for Children - Private-Pay AssignmentsAppellate Division, Second Department2011
Assigned Counsel Panel memberWestchester County Bar Association2007
Lawyer Referral PanelNew York County Lawyers' Association2005
SDNY & EDNY AdmittanceFederal Bar Association1998
Top 15% Class RankNew York Law School1997
Cum LaudeNew York Law School1997
Cum LaudeSyracuse University1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of David Bliven2000 - Present
Prosecuting AttorneyNyc Administration For Children's Services1999 - 2000
Prosecuting AttorneyNew York City Corporation Counsel1998 - 1999
Legal InternLansner & Kubitscheck1997 - 1997
AssociateWolfson & Carroll1997 - 1998
TutorNew York Law School1996 - 1997
Legal InternSupreme Court Of The State Of New York1994 - 1994
Legal InternNew York State Unified Court System1993 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
Attorneys for Children Panel - WestchesterAttorney Member2011 - Present
Bronx Bar AssociationAttorney Member2010 - Present
Westchester County Bar Association, Family Law SectionAttorney Member2006 - Present
New York State Bar Association, Family Law SectionAttorney Member2006 - Present
National Lawyers Guild, National Police Accountability ProjectAttorney Member2005 - Present
Westchester County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
National Lawyers GuildAttorney MemberN/A
New York County Lawyers' AssociationMemberN/A
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Attorneys for Children Panel - QueensAttorney Member2000 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ito v. Ito, 73 A.D.3d 983, 900 N.Y.S.2d 665 (2d Dept. 2010)Won appeal
Scott v. Scott, 62 A.D.3d 714, 879 N.Y.S.2d 488 (2d Dept 2009)Appeal won.
Barnette v. Blair, 57 A.D.3d 893, 870 N.Y.S.2d 409 (2d Dept 2008)Appeal won
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Syracuse University College of LawSociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Left ForumThe Cradle-to-Prison Pipeline2014
Left ForumFoster Care & Child Welfare2014
Law DayDivorce & Family Law2014
How to Assist Your Child Welfare Defense AttorneyChild Abuse2013
Child Abuse & Neglect ProceedingsShaken Baby Syndrome2005