David Bliss

Bliss & Stebbins
PO Box 4126
400 E. Broadway Ave, Ste 308
Bismarck, ND 58502-4126
(701) 223-5769

Established in 1991, Bliss Law Office is a general practice of law with emphasis on personal injury, estate planning and probate, credit and collections, commercial law, water law, litigation and government relations. Mr. Bliss has taught family law classes for legal assistance, and is trained in the use of mediation and other alternative dispute resolution procedures. Mr. Bliss completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Missouri with a 4.0 GPA. Mr. Bliss received his J.D. from the Unversity of North Dakota School of Law and has also received mediation training at the University of North Dakota and at the Center for Dispute Resolution, Willamette Law School. Salem, Oregon    Goals of Bliss Law Office : To provide prompt, effective legal service to all of our clients, and at reasonable cost.    Our clients: Our clients include working people, professionals, corporations and government entities. We help people with contract problems, car accidents, products liability claims, estate matters, and domestic relations matters. Our clients include county water resource districts, corporations, business owners, and salaried individuals who have legal problems.  

Year Joined Firm


Areas of Practice

  Personal Injury  Car Accidents  Farm Accidents  On-Site Accidents  Injury Claims Against Employers  Probate  Wills  Water Law  Landowner Water Disputes, Rural and Urban  Medical Malpractice  Trucking Accidents  Nursing Home Abuse  

Bar Admissions

  North Dakota, 1989  U.S. District Court District of North Dakota, 1989  U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit  South Dakota, 2014  


  University of North Dakota School of Law, Grand Forks, North Dakota  J.D. - 1988  Honors: Order of Barristers  University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri  M.S. - 1978  University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas  B.S. - 1972  

Published Works

  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  

Professional Associations and Memberships

  ND State Bar Association  Association of Trial Lawyers of America  Big Muddy Bar Association  ND Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors  ND State Historical Board, Former President  ND Mental Health Association, Former Board Member  Legal Assistance of North Dakota, Former Bar Representative  

Past Employment Positions

  Sperry & Bliss, P.C., Partner, 1989 - 1991  The Hon. Joel Medd, N.E. Central Judicial District, Grand Forks, ND, Clerk, 1986  Robert Vogel Law Office, Grand Forks, ND, Clerk, 1986  ND Tax Commissioner M.K. "Heidi" Heitkamp, Bismarck, ND, Clerk, 1987  Volunteer In Service to America (VISTA), 1972 - 1973  Palmer, Massachusetts Journal Register, Co-editor, 1975  North Dakota, Governor George Sinner, Policy Analyst  Congressman Byron L. Dorgan, North Dakota, Principal Legislative Assistant