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J.  L.   Turner   Legal   Association
F O U N D A T I O N


EBONY RIVON, Immediate past 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. 

Biographies

VICKI BLANTON,  Chair

Vicki D. Blanton is the Assistant Vice President - Senior Legal Counsel for AT&T, Inc., with primary responsibility for the legal compliance of the domestic and international retirement benefit plans, with over $54 billion in assets. She has handled complex retirement plan and health and welfare benefit plan issues for several Fortune 50 publicly traded companies and for large governmental employers.  Ms. Blanton brings the real world practical perspective of implementing legal changes with each change’s ripple effects in benefit plan administration and to other areas of business operations. 


Ms. Blanton has been a frequent speaker on a variety of topics, including substantive legal issues, diversity topics, and career development panels.  She is a Past President of the J.L. Turner Legal Association, winning accolades from the State Bar of Texas and the National Bar Association. Ms. Blanton has been named as a Dallas Business Journal Best Corporate Counsel, D Magazine’s List of Best Lawyers, and Eclipse Magazine’s Dynamic Lawyers.  Vicki is an American Fellow of the German Marshall Memorial Fund and was a Barrister in the American Inns of Court. 


Vicki has served on and been appointed to a variety of non-profit, charitable, municipal and state boards; currently serving on the boards of the Dallas Chapter of the American Red Cross and Dallas Bar Association as the Secretary/Treasurer and is a past board member of the Dallas Bar Foundation.  She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and Southern Methodist University School of Law. Additionally, she has a Certificate of Study from Georgetown University’s Executive Development Program at the London School of Economics. Vicki has 2 daughters, a 2017 alumna of Howard University and a graduating senior at University of Missouri at Columbia (MIZZOU).