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Biographies

​Kandace D. Walter, a graduate of The University of Texas School of Law and Florida A &M University, is licensed to practice law in Texas and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  In 2018, Ms. Walter was recognized in the inaugural class of Best Lawyers Under 40 by D Magazine.  Ms. Walter was also recognized as Best Lawyers in Intellectual Property by D Magazine in 2017.  Prior to the creation of Walter Legal PLLC, Ms. Walter honed her unique skills and legal perspective at an intellectual property and business litigation boutique law firm, a medium sized school law firm, the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office as well as the Dallas City Attorney’s Office.  Ms. Walter has been an Adjunct Professor at Collin County Community College since 2013.


Ms. Walter served as the 2017 J.L. Turner Legal Association Foundation Chair and Gala Chair.  Her prior Foundation service includes tenures as Vice Chair and Treasurer. Ms. Walter served as the editor of The Express Newsletter, which was recognized as Best Overall Newsletter by the State Bar of Texas for 2016 and 2017.  In addition, Ms. Walter has previously served as Vice President, Secretary, Membership Chair, and Website Chair for the J.L. Turner Legal Association.

Kandace D. Walter, Immediate past Chair

Ebony Rivon,  Chair

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.

For more information about Ebony R. Rivon or the Rivon Law Firm, PLLC, please email her at ebony@rivonlawfirm.com or contact her at (214) 997-4073.