Brian Walters

Brian Walters

Partner

I’ve wanted to be a lawyer since I was a kid. I remember visiting my uncle at his law practice and later watching him in court once he became a judge. That led me to law school and family law, but it wasn’t until a few years ago that I realized how important my calling is to someone going through what you are going through. I had to experience my own divorce, hire an attorney, re-marry and then have my own kids. Since then, I’ve been a better lawyer and matured into the advocate that I am today.

My upbringing prepared me to deal with all kinds of clients. I got to grow up all over the world and met all kinds of people from many different cultures and backgrounds. I learned about discipline and loyalty from my father (a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps) and about the devotion that should be dedicated to your family from my mom. I did grow up in a divorce bubble though, since my parents are still happily married, and I lived in military base neighborhoods where everyone was married. A good bubble to be sure, but not one that prepared me for this profession.

After graduating from high school on a military base in West Germany in 1988, I went to Texas A&M, and then graduated from the University of Texas Law School in 1996. While in law school, I worked 30 hours a week to make ends meet. My first job as an attorney was at a large medical malpractice defense firm in Austin where I learned professionalism and attention to detail. I learned what should be valued in life when the lawyer in the office next to me was killed in a car accident one day, leaving five young children fatherless.

Most of all, I learned that I wanted to work with my own clients in my own way and left that firm to start my own firm. I have never looked back and went straight into divorce and family law in 1997.

Several years later, I married. To the outside world, it seemed like we had the world at our feet. Appearances can be deceiving, and marriage can be difficult. We divorced a few years later and it was a turning point in my life. Before that time, I had not experienced what my clients were living. Now I had. I married again and two children followed. I now know what a parent feels when they walk into my office. I know the fear, love, anger, and confusion they can carry when faced with a family crisis.

Brian is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Experience

  • Partner, Walters Gilbreath, PLLC, 2014—Present
  • Partner, Walters & Turquand, LLP, 1997—2008
  • Associate, Davis & Davis, PC, 1996—1997
  • Law Clerk, Davis & Davis, PC, 1994—1996
  • Law Clerk, Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, 1994—1994
  • Law Clerk, Office Of The Attorney General Of Texas, 1993—1993

Education

  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1996
  • Texas A&M University, B.B.A., 1993
  • University of Copenhagen, Study Abroad, 1991
  • Patch American High School, High School Diploma, 1988

Honors

  • Client Choice Award, Avvo, 2013, 2016, 2019
  • Top Contributor Award, Avvo, 2013—2014
  • Super Lawyers – Texas Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, 2005
  • Board Certification in Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2003

Philantropy

  • Evan E. Worthing High School HISD
  • Top Ladies of Distinction
  • Washington Chapel MBC’s Adopt-a-Family from disasters

Associations

  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Member, 2016 – Present
  • Houston Bar Association, Member, 2013—Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Member, 1996—Present
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, Member, 2003—2019
  • Austin Bar Association, Member, 1996—2014
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Member, 2003—2008
  • Williamson County Bar Association, Member, 2000—2008
  • Young Lawyers Club, Officer, 2005—2007
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association, Member, 1996—2006

Leadership

Speaking Engagements

  • University of Texas Mock Trial, Mock Trial Tactics, 2002
  • University of Texas, Opportunities in the Legal World, 2000
  • University of Texas School of Law, Family Law Updates, 1996

Publications

  • Texas Attorney General Publications, A Guide to Texas Child Support Law, 2004
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