Karina Rambeau

Karina Rambeau

Associate Attorney

The decision to pursue law is rarely straightforward. Becoming an effective attorney is a big financial, mental, and emotional decision that demands a genuine passion for advocacy and years of dedication. Thankfully, I’ve never felt a lack of passion for this career, one that always allows me the unique opportunity to reshape clients’ lives.

While completing my Bachelor’s degree at Texas A&M University, I worked as a legal assistant at a local family law office. There, I was exposed to the realities of the legal profession and the fact that it is often a deeply human experience. I quickly learned that great attorneys never lose sight of their client’s goals, emotional needs, and aspirations while proposing solutions to often complex issues. This initial experience showed me that becoming an attorney would be the path for me.

During law school, I pursued several advocacy experiences. Most memorably, I competed on the SMU Dedman School of Law 2018-19 ABA Arbitration Team. Not only did our team end up undefeated at the Regional ABA Arbitration Competition, but we went on to win the National Championship as well. This experience, as well as two seasons competing in the annual ABA Client Counseling Competition similarly reinforced my empathetic approach to the practice of law.

After receiving my license in October of 2019, I accepted an Associate Attorney position in complex civil litigation, representing clients through extortion, defamation, and invasion of privacy cases. This experienced allowed me to hone my litigation skillsets while supporting clients through trauma, frustration and the legal process. However, I found myself drawn back into family law, knowing that family law was the ultimate arena in which I could put my skills to use.

In April 2021, I accepted a position with Walters Gilbreath, PLLC, where I now guide clients through complex divorce and child custody disputes. I’m grateful to work alongside some of the most talented professionals in my field and look forward to seeing how we can help you meet the future with confidence.


  • Associate Attorney, Walters Gilbreath, PLLC, 2021–Present
  • Associate Attorney, Hutcherson Law, 2020–2021
  • Associate Attorney, Rick Davis & Associates, 2019


  • Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, J.D., 2019 
  • Texas A&M University, B.A., History, University Honors, 2016
  • Liberal Arts Distinguished Student
  • University Honors Research Fellow


  • 2018-19 ABA Arbitration Competition, Regional Champion
  • 2018-19 ABA Arbitration Competition, National Champion
  • 2018-19 ABA Client Counseling Competition, Regional Semifinalist
  • 2018-19 SMU Board of Advocates, Public Relations Director
  • 2017-18 ABA Client Counseling Competition, Regional Semifinalist


  • Dallas Bar Association, Member
  • SMU Board of Advocates, Volunteer Coach
  • Annette Stewart American Inn of Court, Member
  • Collin County Bar Association, Member
  • Dallas Area Young Lawyers Association, Member

Personal Life

  • Hometown: Plano, Texas
  • Favorite sports team: Dallas Cowboys


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