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
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