Ms. Piverger’s background includes a B.A. in Psychology from Boston University, a Master of Arts in Psychology from the University of Hartford, and a Juris Doctor degree from American University Washington College of Law (WCL) in Washington, D.C. Bliss has performed research on numerous topics in psychology and law. Also, for many years, she served as a reviewer for the Graduate Student Journal of Psychology at Columbia University. Before law school, Bliss worked on various workforce development initiatives through the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). After her first year of law school, she served as a law clerk at the Legal Aid of the District of Columbia. In her second year, Bliss was a law clerk for a boutique law firm in Chicago, Illinois, aiding primarily on trusts and estates cases. In the summer of 2016, she completed intensive training through the Litigation Skills Summer Institute in Washington, D.C. Upon graduating law school, Bliss worked as an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) specialist for the U.S. Department of the Navy. She draws from her background in law and psychology as well as previous work experiences to inform and assist in jury research services
(e.g., consulting on mock trials/focus groups, questionnaire assessment, etc.). That is, her hands-on experience has provided her extensive knowledge to handle a wide-range of cases, including employment issues, breach of contract, commercial cases, etc.
- J.D., American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C.
- A., Psychology, University of Hartford, Hartford, CT
- A., Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA
Articles & Presentations
- Piverger, B. & Marinakis, C.M. (2018). How Juries View Active Shooter Premises Liability, Law 360