J. Shannon Cavers

Rigby, Rigby & Cavers

5615 Kirby Drive
Suite 550
Houston, Texas 77005


Child Custody, Child Support Modification, Collaborative Divorce, Construction, Divorce, Divorce Modification and Enforcement, Elder, Family, Guardianship, Insurance, Probate, Wills

Shannon is a licensed Texas attorney, credentialed mediator, and mediation instructor.  She serves clients requiring assistance with legal issues pertaining to:

-       Family law

-       Elder law

-       Collaborative law

-       Mediation

-       Probate

-       Guardianship

-       Health care liability claims

-       Litigation

Shannon helps clients of all income level through the family law legal system, while protecting relationships with children and obtaining the best possible property division. She coaches and supports clients to creatively resolve disputes. Shannon also assists families to protect and care for aging or disabled loved ones through thoughtful planning for incapacity and long-term care.  

Core Accomplishments

-       Built private practice specializing in family law, collaborative law, mediation, and elder law

-       First chair responsibility in family law trials and 2nd chair responsibility in healthcare liability claim trials

-       Managed legal assistants in extensive discovery process involving a national client

-       Managed and developed associate attorneys in private practice setting

Professional Experience

 Rigby, Rigby & Cavers (Shareholder), August 2014 - Present

-       In charge of family, probate, and elder law dockets

-       Collaborative law and family mediation practice

-       Support for insurance defense clients in health care liability claims and construction liability claims

 Sprott Rigby Newsom & Lunceford, P.C. (Senior Associate), February 2013 - June 2014

-       Managed family, probate, and elder law docket along with mediation practice

-       Represented physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, and chiropractors in health care liability claims

-       Coordinated with experts in the area of medicine, hard sciences, and dentistry in preparation for trial

-       Tried health care liability claims in Harris County, Texas. 

 The Cavers Law Firm, LLC, February 2006 to February 2013

-       Managed docket of family, probate, elder, and mediation cases in a private law firm setting

-       Served clients to resolve their legal disputes effectively while maintaining a reasonable budget

-       Served as mediator to clients in family law and general civil legal disputes

Sprott Rigby Newsom Robbins & Lunceford, P.C. (Associate Attorney), August 2004 to February 2006

Kennedy Hodges (Law Clerk), May 2003 to September 2004


South Texas College of Law, J.D. (2004)

University of Texas Health Science Center, School of Public Health, (1994-1999)

-       Stem work for Master of Public Health in Epidemiology and Community Health Systems

-       JD/MPH program; part time student.

Sam Houston State University, B.A., (1994)


-       Credentialed mediator

-       Credentialed family law mediator

 Memberships and other Honors

-       State Bar of Texas

-       Houston Bar Association

-       Burta Rhoads Rayborn Family Law Inns of Court

-       College of the State Bar of Texas

-       Houston Bar Association ADR Council

-       Co-Chairman – Houston Bar Association Continuing Legal Educatoin Seminars Sub-Committee

-       Texas Credentialed Mediator’s Association member (since 2012)

-       Texas Family Law Foundation (Life member)

-       Faculty – Institute for Mediation, Houston, Texas (since 2012)

Publications and Lectures

-       Communication Skills for Mediators – Institute for Mediation – Houston, TX (2012 to present)

-       Mediating SAPCR cases and Evolution of Texas Family Law – Institute for Mediation – Houston, TX (2012 to present)

-       Ethics in Family Law Mediation – Institute for Mediation – Houston, TX (2012 to present)

5615 Kirby Drive, Suite 550
Houston, TX 77005

P: 713-600-4700
F: 713-600-0702
E: [email protected]