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.
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. These areas 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, all Minnesota state and federal courts, the Court of Federal Claims and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Bliss is admitted to and has argued before the United States Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.
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.