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My father, Rodger Bliss, with his horses.




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.


Well-established as a trial lawyer, David Bliss dedicates his talents, skills and efforts in areas of the law where he can best serve clients in need of his legal knowledge and advocacy. These include personal injury, medical malpractice and other cases that involve serious negligence. He is also experienced in business litigation and is well-equipped to help business owners who have disputes, especially in those matters which are energy and water-related.


Mr. Bliss is licensed to practice in all North Dakota state and federal courts, all South Dakota state and federal courts, and the Minnesota state court. Mr. Bliss has also argued before the United States Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.


A History of Service to Community

Before he attended law school, David Bliss served as a Volunteer in Service to America (VISTA) in rural Alaska.  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 national American Association of Justice. He served eight years on the North Dakota State Historical Board and is a past president of the Historical Board.

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.


Bachelors Degree, Journalism,

University of Kansas

Masters Degree, Community Development,

University of Missouri

Juris Doctorate Degree, 

University of North Dakota


North Dakota (State and Federal Court)

Bar Number: 04729

Admittance: 9/25/1989

South Dakota (State and Federal Court)

Bar Number: 4535

Admittance: 5/22/2014

Minnesota (State Court)

Bar Number: 0398763

Admittance: 2/23/2017


American Association for Justice (AAJ) Member

Order of Barristers

North Dakota Association for Justice, Board Member

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