Ebony R. Rivon is currently the Managing Attorney of the Rivon Law Firm, PLLC, which specializes in family law, estate planning and probate in Dallas, Texas. Ebony serves on the Executive Board for Dallas Bar Association Family Law Section and is a member of the Annette Stewart Inn of Court.

Ebony received her Bachelors of Art in Psychology and a Minor in Business Administration from Texas A&M University where she graduated magma cum laude, along with University Honors and Foundations Honors. She received her Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center.

Ebony is very involved in local and state bar associations. In 2015, she served as President of the J. L. Turner Legal Association and is the current Chair of the J. L. Turner Legal Association Foundation. In 2013, Ebony was the Vice-Chair of the Family Law Section for the National Bar Association. Ebony will be the 2018-2019 Chair for the State Bar of Texas African-American Lawyer Section and is a two year member of State Bar of Texas Diversity in the Profession Committee.

Ebony believes in serving her community. Ebony is the Founder of the Antioch Baptist Church Legal Clinic and past Chair of the Dallas Bar Association Volunteer Attorney Program Pro-Bono Committee. She is a member of the Dallas Junior League and serves as the project coordinator for St. Philips School & Community Center. Ebony is also a chartering member of the Dallas Women’s Lawyers Association Foundation established in 2017.

Ebony has been recognized for her achievements on a local and national level. She is a member of the inaugural class of the D Magazines Best Lawyers under 40, which is premiered in the January 2018 issue. In 2018, Ebony also is recognized and featured as a Top 100 Up-and-Coming Texas Rising Star and a Top Women Attorneys by Texas Monthly Magazine.

In August 2017, Ebony received the National Bar Association’s 40 Under 40 Nation’s Best Advocates Award and their 2017 Excellence in Service Award.

Since 2015, Ebony was selected as a Texas Lawyer Rising Star and, for the past four years, received the Best Lawyers in America in Family Law by the Best Lawyers Magazine. Additionally, the Rivon Law Firm, PLLC is now being recognized as one of the Best Firms in Family Law by Best Lawyers Magazine.


Rivon Law Firm, PLLC | Dallas, TX | Managing Attorney March 2015 | Present

Represent clients in family law matters including divorce (with or without children), child custody, child support, property division, modification and enforcement of prior orders, pre and post-marital agreements, nonparent authorization agreements, private and step-parent adoptions, protective and restraining orders, termination of parental rights, grandparents rights, and cases involving Texas Child Protection Services; Execute legal duties of investigation, filing suit, drafting settlement agreements and final decrees; Consult clients on their legal alternatives and strategies to obtain a successful outcome to the legal issues.

Hammerle Finley | Lewisville, TX | Associate | November 2013 –March 2015

Represent clients in all areas of family law, estate planning, guardianship and probate; Research case law, statutes, and memorandum opinions in preparation for mediation, hearings, and final trial;  Successfully reach amicable agreements for clients looking for non-contested solutions; Provide and render family law advice; Educate clients and completed discovery requests that comply with the Texas or Federal Rules of Civil Procedure; Monitored case law updates in order to remain knowledgeable of recent legislative changes and court rulings.

Looper Reed & McGraw | Dallas, TX | Associate | September 2009 – October 2013

Prevailed as first chair attorney in family law bench trial; Undefeated trial experience as first chair in Dallas district and small claims courts. Independently handled divorces, child support, child custody, termination of parental rights, premarital and post marital agreements, and private and step parent adoption cases; Successfully first chaired evidentiary hearings such as temporary orders, summary judgments, motions to compel discovery, evictions, special exceptions, pretrial motions, and jurisdictional motions; Taken and defended depositions; Independently mediated cases to favorable conclusions for my clients; Drafted demand letters, petitions, motions, cease and desist letters and discovery requests; Active in client development; Originating clients and collecting over $70,000 as of August 2013.

Georgetown University Law Center
Juris Doctorate     May 2009


Dean’s Grant Recipient; Alternative Dispute Resolution Team; ADR Intraschool Competition Finalist; ABA Arbitration Regional Competition Director; Domestic Violence Clinic; Georgetown’s London Summer Program – King’s College London.

Texas A&M University
Bachelor of Arts, magma cum laude, in Psychology, with a Minor in Business Administration, May 2006


Texas A&M University Honors; Texas A&M Foundation Honors; College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Student Award; National Society of Collegiate Scholars; Golden Key International Honor Society.

  • Admitted to the State Bar of Texas;
  • Admitted to United States District Court of the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas;
  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States.
  • State Bar of Texas;
  • State Bar of Texas Family Law Section;
  • State Bar of Texas African American Lawyers Section – President (2018-2019); Executive Board (2016-2020);
  • State Bar of Texas Diversity in the Profession Committee Member (2016-2020);
  • Texas Bar College – Member (2016-present);
  • Texas Bar Foundation – Lifetime Fellow (2019), District 6 Nominating Committee (2020-present);
  • American Bar Association – Member and Family Law Section Member;
  • J.L. Turner Legal Association – President (2015), Executive Board Member (2013–2017);
  • J.L. Turner Legal Association Foundation – Chair (2018); Board Member (2013-2015, 2017-2019);
  • National Bar Association – Vice Chair of Family Law Section (2013) and Regional Representative (2013-2015);
  • Annette Stewart American Inn of Court – Member (2014-present);
  • Dallas Bar Association – Board Member (2014-2016), Secretary/Treasurer (2021);
  • Dallas Bar Association Family Law Section – Chair (2020); Board Member (2012-present);
  • Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program Pro Bono Committee – Chair (2015), Member (2014-present);
  • Dallas Women Lawyers Association – Member (2015-present);
  • Dallas Women Lawyers Association Foundation – Chartering Member (2017); Secretary (2020); Officer (2017-present);
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (2009 – present);
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation – Lifetime Fellow (2015-present); and
  • The New Roundtable Women Leadership Organization.
  • Antioch Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church – Member and Legal Clinic Founder;
  • Junior League of Dallas – Member (2014-present); Project Coordinator for St. Philips School and Community Center (2017-2018);
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. – Member;
  • Legal Aid of Northwest Texas –Volunteer Attorney;
  • Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program – Volunteer Attorney and Neighborhood Legal Clinics; and
  • Dallas Bar Association LegalLines
  • 2021 Best Lawyers by D Magazine;
  • 2021 Best Lawyers Under 40 by D Magazine;
  • 2021 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms;”
  • 2021 Best Lawyers in America in Family Law by Best Lawyers Magazine;
  • 2020 Best Lawyers Under 40 by D Magazine;
  • 2020 Texas Lawyer Rising Star;
  • 2020 Best Lawyer in America in Family Law by Best Lawyers Magazine;
  • 2020 Best Lawyer Firm in America in Family Law by Best Lawyers Magazine;
  • 2019 Dallas Top Women in Legal by the National Diversity Council;
  • 2019 Up-and-Coming 100 Texas Rising Star;
  • 2019 Up-and-Coming Top 50 Women Texas Rising Star;
  • 2019 Texas Lawyer Rising Star;
  • 2019 Best Lawyer in America in Family Law by Best Lawyers Magazine;
  • 2018-2019 Best Law Firms in America in Family Law by Best Lawyers Magazine;
  • 2018 Up-and-Coming Top 50 Women Texas Rising Star;
  • 2018 Texas Lawyer Rising Star;
  • 2018 D Magazine Best Lawyers Under 40 Award;
  • 2017-2018 National Bar Association’s Top 40 Under 40 Award – Nation’s Best Advocates;
  • 2017-2018 National Bar Associations’ Top 40 Under 40 Excellence in Service Award;
  • 2017 Texas Lawyer Rising Star;
  • 2017-2018 Best Lawyer in America in Family Law by Best Lawyers Magazine;
  • 2017-2018 Best Law Firms in America in Family Law by Best Lawyers Magazine;
  • 2016-2017 Best Lawyer in America in Family Law by Best Lawyers Magazine;
  • 2016 Texas Lawyer Rising Star;
  • 2015-2016 The Best Lawyer in America in Family Law by Best Lawyers Magazine;
  • 2015 Avvo Clients’ Choice Award;
  • 2015-2016 Class of LeadershipSBOT of the State Bar of Texas;
  • 2015 Texas Lawyer Rising Star;
  • 2013-2014 Lawyers of Color Hot List for the Southwest Region; and
  • May 2013 Dallas Volunteer Attorneys Program Finest Award Recipient.
  • “Transferring Asset Prior to Divorce” South Texas College of Law Houston (September 28, 2020);
  •  “Client Tips and Bar Involvement” Dallas Bar Association Entrepreneurs in Community Lawyering Program (September 18, 2020);
  • “Get It While You Can…Transferring Ownership of Personal Property” State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law CLE (August 5, 2020);
  • “Handling a DVAP Divorce” J.L. Turner Legal Association and Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (October 23, 2017);
  • “How to Conduct Client Interviews” Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program Nuts & Bolts CLE (September 12, 2017);
  • “Dallas Chamber of Law Commerce” Dallas Bar Association Minority Clerkship Luncheon (June 9, 2017);
  • “Importance of Pro Bono Involvement for Newly Licensed Attorneys,” Dallas Bar Association Pro Bono Luncheon (June 2, 2017);
  • “Effective Client Interviews” Jeff Coen Nuts and Bolts Family Law CLE (September 14, 2016);
  • “Fundamentals of law school and Practice of Law,” University of North Texas College of Law (August 20, 2015);
  • Basics of Representing Minors in Family Law Court,” Dallas Bar Association Pro Bono Luncheon (October 21, 2014);
  •  “DVAP Pro Bono Opportunities”, Dallas Bar Association Pro Bono Luncheon (June 7, 2013);
  •  “A Legal Guide to Family Law”, Fatherhood Task Force of South Florida, Inc. & United Way of South Florida (July 30, 2013);
  • “Learning How to Get Along: How to Avoid Lengthy and Expensive Conflicts”, National Bar Association 88th Annual Convention (July 30, 2013);
  • “Alimony in Texas: It’s Time to Pay”, J.L. Turner Legal Association (November 8, 2012);
  • “Amendments to the Family Code – 1 Year Later”, Dallas Bar Association – Pro Bono Week (October 24, 2012); and
  • “Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas: “A-Z on E-Discovery: What Does the Future Hold?””, Texas Advance Paralegal Seminar (October 4, 2012).
  • Basic and Intermediate Collaborative Law Training by Collaborative Law Institute of Texas;
  • Certified as an Attorney and Guardian Ad Litem by the State Bar of Texas;
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) Trial Skills and Deposition Skills Training;
  • Certified as a Licensed Mediator in Texas; and
  • Certified as a Family Law Mediator in Texas.

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