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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 related to energy and water.

Mr. Bliss is licensed to practice in all North Dakota state and federal courts, all South Dakota state and federal courts, and all Minnesota state and federal courts. Mr. Bliss is admitted to and has argued before the United States Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is admitted to the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C. and the United States Supreme Court.


University of Kansas: Bachelor's Degree in Journalism 

University of Missouri:: Master's Degree in Community Development​

University of North Dakota: Juris Doctorate Degree

Honors: Order of Barristers

North Dakota  State and Federal Courts

Admittance: 9/25/1989

Bar Number: 04729

​South Dakota State and Federal Courts

Admittance: 5/22/2014

Bar Number: 4535

 Minnesota State and Federal Courts

Admittance: 2/23/2017

Bar Number: 0398763​


United States Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

Thomas F. Eagleton United States Courthouse

St. Louis, Missouri


United States Court of Federal Claims

Howard T. Markey National Courts Building

Washington, D. C.


United States Supreme Court

Supreme Court Building

Washington, D. C.


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 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

  • North Dakota Waterways: The Public's Right of Recreation and Question of Title (Research Assistant, C. Carvell)
    North Dakota Law Review, 1987

David Bliss is a fourth generation North Dakotan.

Dave was raised on his family's homesteaded farm and ranch near Bismarck,

where he lives today with his family.


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