|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1978||02/26/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2007|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2006|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2005|
|Attorney||Law Office of J. Darlene Ewing||1982 - 2015|
|Supervising Attorney||Dallas County Child Support Dept.||1980 - 1982|
|Staff Attorney||Dallas Legal Aid Society||1978 - 1980|
|University of Texas||Law||J.D.||1978|
|East Texas State University||Political Science/History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1975|
Posted by Matt
I hired Darlene Ewing to represent me in a child custody case this past year. This was a huge case as I, the father, was sued by my ex-wife for a custody amendment. Prior to the case, my ex-wife and I shared our two boys on a true 50/50 custody split. My ex wife decided to sue to get full custody of my boys after 4 years of our original agreement and I did not know what to do. I found Darlene Ewing through a friend and it's the best decision I could have made. Darlene Ewing is extremely intelligent and she knew when to be laid back or when to be a bulldog. Darlene was consistently on top of my case and she knew the law inside and out. My case actually went to a jury trial to be decided and the process lasted 18 months. I can say that Darlene outwitted, outsmarted, and out maneuvered the opposing attorney related to the law and the application of the law over and over in our 18 month process. The opposing attorney did everything she could to try to get my case thrown out or have a summary judgement granted in order to avoid a jury trial. In the end though, Darlene used the case law and her own knowledge to get us to trial. Once in trial Darlene demonstrated another side of her legal ability that I had not yet seen. She was extremely efficient at carving up witnesses and getting the truth out so that the jury could understand exactly what the case and facts revolved around. Darlene showed a brilliance at being calm and polite in the courtroom while still being able to get her witnesses to reveal whatever was needed. In the end, Darlene Ewing won my case; I, the father, got custody of my two boys (11) & (9) years old. All of the experts said we would not win as we were asking to move the boys 200 miles from their mother and the court appointed custody evaluator said my boys should live with their mother. In addition, Darlene was up against a very well known and expensive attorney. My ex wife's firm had 3 lawyers working for her during trial. Not only did she defeat a good lawyer, she made her look silly! Darlene overcame huge obstacles to win this case. I would recommend her to anyone in a family matter. Darlene is a great lady who knows the law extremely well and who exemplifies great judgement and discernment in dealing with tough family lawsuits.
Thanks so much Darlene!
Posted by anonymous
We have worked with Darlene for 12 years and she is by far the best you can get! We have referred her to many friends for family law cases. She helped us gain custody of my step-son when other attorneys told us it was not possible. She is honest and does things the right way. I am positive our family would not be where we are today without her help!
Christopher Lake, Family Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
I have litigated several cases against Darlene Ewing over the last 20 years, and I believe that she is one of the most tenacious, resourceful, and honest lawyers I have encountered during my career. As a litigator, she possesses the formidable quality of being intimidated by no one. And as a “family law litigator,” she possesses the uncommon quality of being willing to help families explore creative options that might spare them the emotional and financial expense of litigation. Darlene simply exemplifies the highest standard in our family court system.