About Attorney David R. Bliss and his Law Practice

David Bliss is a fourth-generation North Dakotan who was raised on his family farm and ranch near Bismarck. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas, a master's degree in community development from the University of Missouri and a juris doctorate degree from the University of North Dakota. David and his family still enjoy the farm life and the family hunts together in the fall each year.

Practice Areas of the Firm

Well-established as a trial lawyer, David Bliss dedicates his talents, skills and efforts in areas of the law where he can make the greatest difference for North Dakotans in need of his legal knowledge and advocacy. These include personal injury, medical malpractice and other cases that involve serious negligence. He also is well-equipped to resolve contract disputes and assist stakeholders with interests in energy and water law.

A History of Service to Community

Before he went to law school, David Bliss's career began with service in rural Alaska as a Volunteer in Service to America (VISTA). After his VISTA service, David received a master's degree in community development from the University of Missouri. He served as then-Congressman Byron L. Dorgan's principal legislative assistant for energy, water and agricultural issues in Washington, D.C. and later served as a staff assistant to North Dakota Governor George Sinner.

David has been active in numerous professional organizations as an attorney. He is a past president of the North Dakota Trial Lawyers Association (now the North Dakota Association for Justice) and served as a state governor from North Dakota to the American Association of Justice. He served eight years on the North Dakota State Historical Board and is a past president of the Board. David also served on the North Dakota Supreme Court's Advisory Committee on Cameras in the Courtroom.

Notable publications include Tilting at Wind Turbines; Noise Nuisance in the Neighborhood after Rassier v. Houim, North Dakota Law Review, 1993, and North Dakota Waterways; The Public's Right of Recreation and Question of Title (Research Assistant, C. Carvell), North Dakota Law Review, 1987.

A Focus on Advocacy

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To request a consultation with Mr. Bliss regarding any of the firm's practice areas, call 701-516-8116 or submit an inquiry online.