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Michael A Bliven

Car accident Attorney at Kalispell, MT

5.0   5 reviews
  • State Years
    Montana - MT 21 years
    Oregon - OR 29 years
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State MT
    Acquired 2002
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State OR
    Acquired 1994
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Michael

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Mr. Bliven has been practicing law since 1994. Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame, magna cum laude, in 1990. He attended the Willamette University College of Law, in Salem, Oregon, and graduated in 1994. Mr. Bliven practiced law in Oregon, emphasizing Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation Social Security Disability Law, representing only injured and disabled individuals for several years prior to moving to Montana to join Anderson Law Office, which became Anderson & Bliven PLLC, then Anderson & Bliven, PC, and Anderson, Bliven & Evans, Trial Lawyers, P.C.. Mr. Bliven had his own previous firm in Oregon City, Oregon, which after admission to the Montana Bar, he left Oregon to live in Montana. Mr. Bliven focuses his energy on representing injured and disabled individuals, handling their Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, and Social Security Disability claims.


Bliven Law Firm, P.C.
704 S. Main Sreet
Kalispell, MT, 59901

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Posted by Jan | June 10, 2017
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Workman's Comp Case - Kalispell, MT Jan
Michael is a very competent lawyer. He was very caring, and concerned about my case, as Work Comp ignored my knee injury for a year. An empathetic person who truly cared about my situation and case he undertook. I was never ignored when I had a question. We kept in touch by phone or email which was convenient, even when I moved out of state before the case was settled. My case was settled to my satisfaction. I would highly recommend Michael in handling your Worker's Comp. Case or Personal Injury.
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Posted by Anthony | April 28, 2017
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Above and beyond
Kraig went above and beyond in helping us with our claim. We were dealing with a insurance company that wanted to put us thru the ringer and give us barely any compensation for our vehicle and time without our vehicle. He made himself available for us and took his time explaining the process ahead of us. He kept us up to date with phone calls and emails. He really went above and beyond for us I would recommend Kraig to anyone looking for an attorney.
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Posted by Bob | October 31, 2016
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5 star rating for Michael Bliven
I was having difficulty with a VA claim and contacted Mr. Bliven. He proved to be very knowledgeable in the matter. I found him to be very professional forthright and honest man. We visited during our sessions and I was impressed by his devotion to his family I would give Mr Bliven a 5 star rating and I would not hesitate to contact him at any time in the future that I need to consult a lawyer.
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Posted by Gib | June 8, 2016
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Exceptional attorney
I have worked with many attorney's over the years. Mr. Bliven is very professional and has your best interests at heart. He helped me understand the best course of action for my case. Mr. Bliven's attention to detail was outstanding. His office staff is very prompt and responsive. He understands the trying times that people incur after accidents and goes above and beyond to make sure his clients get the very best representation available. If you are looking for the very best, I recommend that you hire Mr. Michael Bliven law.
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Posted by Mike | December 3, 2015
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Social Security
I was looking for a Social Security attorney to handle my claim ,and by walking into Bliven and Evens Law office was one of the best decisions i have ever made. Even before my initial consult I was impressed by the professionalism and courtesy that was extended to me by the office staff. They made it a point to make sure i was comfortable while i was waiting. Once I met Mr. Bliven, it was clear that his client's well being was his focus and priority. One of the very first things he said to me, was to thank me for my service in the military which i found to be very refreshing. Not only did i find Mr. Bliven highly professional, but confident in his abilities as well. He guided me every step of the way and his expertise is exemplary. In fact, in my case Mr. Bliven prepared and submitted my case so well, I was awarded a favorable decision without ever having to go to Trail. Mr. Bliven is a outstanding attorney and his professional ability and attention to detail to a clients case is outstanding. Mr. Bliven was very Kind and understands the suffering that his clients endure and will go above and beyond to make sure his clients get the very best representation available. I was also injured in a motor vehicle crash and without hesitation i contacted Mr Bliven which also worked out very well in my favor. I was so impressed with what Mr Bliven has done for me, I have since then referred others and have only heard rave reviews of what he has done for them also. If you are looking for the very best, Then I personally recommend that you hire Mr. Michael Bliven of Bliven and Evens.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Bliven Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2016 - Present
  • President/CEO/Principal
  • Bliven & Evans Trial Lawyers P.C.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Partner
  • Anderson & Bliven, P.C.
  • 2002 - 2013
  • Owner
  • Law Office Office Of Michael A. Bliven
  • 1998 - 2004
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Offices Of Peter O. Hansen
  • 1995 - 1998
  • Law Clerk, Associate Attorney
  • Emmons Kropp Kryger & Egan
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Certified Law Clerk
  • Linn County District Attorney Office
  • 1993 - 1994
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  • Willamette University College of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • 1994
  • University of Notre Dame
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990


  • Workplace Injury Litigation Group, Inc.
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Montana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • Sustaining Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Handling Social Security Cases
  • Social Security Disability
  • 2011
  • Advanced Workers' Compensation
  • Oregon Workers Compensation
  • 2000
  • Oregon State Bar, CLE Committee
  • Americans With Disabilities Act
  • 1995

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (2)
Endorse Michael
Personal injury Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I've worked alongside Michael on a wide array of cases, and I can personally vouch for his commitment to clients and relentless pursuit of their rights. His experience and knowledge of the law is impressive and, to clients, is quite reassuring. I personally recommend Michael to any plaintiff seeking passionate, hard-working, and results-driven representation."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I've known and worked with Michael for a few years, and he genuinely cares about his clients and his cases. On top of that, he is always well prepared to aggressively represent his clients. This, combined with his legal knowledge and experience, make him a highly recommended advocate."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I knew Mike in Oregon, and since he moved to Montana I have called him with the occasional Montana law question, and also observed his work on a case filed in federal court in Montana. He knows the law and the lay of the land in the legal world, and I would not hesitate to contact him with Montana law questions."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very professional and courteous."
Car accident Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Bliven for 20 years and he is still one of the smartest attorneys I've met. I would not hesitate in referring matters to Mr. Bliven even if he joined the wrong legal fraternity in law school."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. I had the pleasure of working with Michael years ago at a small law firm in Portland, Oregon. Michael is an excellent attorney who works tirelessly for his clients. I would not hesitate to refer clients to Michael knowing that he would represent them zealously, professionally, and compassionately."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I would strongly endorse Mr. Bliven. I have known him for 20 years. In all my experience above all else he is compassionate towards others, while also strongly advocating for his clients' needs. Mr. Bliven has successfully concluded hundreds of personal injury matters and has provided highly effective representation in Social Security Disability Claims. Mr. Bliven is an excellent writer and has obtained remands from the 9th Cir. and Federal District Court on many matters. He also graduated with Honors from Willamette University College of Law. He is a highly respected member of the Montana Legal Community."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Kalispell Car accident Lawyer Michael A Bliven
Michael A Bliven
Car accident Attorney
Kalispell, MT
Licensed for 29 years