David I. Bliven

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in White Plains, NY

Law Offices of David Bliven
 | 445 Hamilton Ave Ste 607, White Plains, NY 10601
Phone: 914-468-0968
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017
Licensed Since: 1998
Education: New York Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

As the sole practitioner at his own firm located in White Plains, New York, David I. Bliven works closely with clients who require an advocate in family law. Mr. Bliven offers insightful counsel to individuals and families concerning a range of considerations, including child support, child custody and visitation, grandparents' rights and child abuse. He also handles matters of neglect, foster care, adoption, loss of parental rights, order modifications, divorce, alimony, relocation and domestic violence.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Bliven attended Syracuse University and in 1993 received a Bachelor of Arts in sociology with honors. He then served as a judicial intern and statistician with the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct with the Office of the Deputy Chief Administrative Judge before obtaining his Juris Doctor cum laude in 1997 from New York Law School, ranking within the top 15 percent of his graduating class. Mr. Bliven is admitted to practice before all New York state courts.

Before establishing his current firm in 2000, Mr. Bliven worked in private practice and then prosecuted child support, child abuse/neglect and foster care cases as a staff attorney with the New York City Administration for Children's Services. In recognition of his high ethical standards and strong legal ability, Mr. Bliven has earned an AV Preeminent* rating from his peers through Martindale-Hubbell as well as a 10.0 "Superb” rating from his peers through Avvo. He is an active member in several legal organizations, including the Bronx County Bar Association, the Family Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, and the Westchester County Bar Association. Mr. Bliven also participates in the Attorneys for Children Program of the Appellate Division of the Second Judicial Department.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
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Family Law (100%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law

Focus Areas

Family Law: Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law


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Super Lawyers: 2017

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About David Bliven

Admitted: 1998, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.blivenlaw.net/About/David-Bliven.shtml

Honors and Awards:

  • 10.0 out of 10.0 rating, Superb Rating, Avvo, 2014
  • Highest possible rating in both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards, AV Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2014
  • Top Contributor, Avvo, 2013
  • Client's Choice, Avvo, 2013
  • Cum Laude, New York Law School, 1997
  • Ranked within the Top 15% of his Class, New York Law School
  • Super Lawyers Listing

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Attorneys for Children Panel, Westchester Co. (previously was on Law Guardian panel in Queens Co. from 2000-2005)., 2008

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • New York, 1998
  • New York State Bar Association, Family Law Committee
  • Westchester Bar Association, Family Law Section

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Participant, Law Day community forum on Divorce & Family Law, Bronx Supreme Court., 2014

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Ito v. Ito, 73 A.D.3d 983, 900 N.Y.S.2d 665 (2d Dept. 2010), 2010
  • Barnette v. Blair, 57 A.D.3d 893, 870 N.Y.S.2d 409 (2d Dept 2008), 2008
  • Matter of Nevaeh R. (Veronica B.—Rueben M.)139 A.D.3d 602, 32 N.Y.S.3d 154 (1st Dept 2016)
  • Scott v. Scott, 62 A.D.3d 714, 879 N.Y.S.2d 488 (2d Dept 2009)
  • Matter of Delehia J., 93 A.D.3d 668, 939 N.Y.S.2d 570 (2d Dept 2012)
  • Backhaus v. Backhaus, 128 A.D.3d 872, 9 N.Y.S.3d 618 (2d Dept 2015)

Educational Background:

  • Syracuse University, B.A., with Honors, in Sociology, 1993
Office Location for David I. Bliven

445 Hamilton Ave Ste 607
White Plains, NY 10601

Phone: 914-468-0968


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Last Updated: 4/28/2017

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