Ian Ebmeier,

Chief Operating Officer

My friends and family always joked that I would end up choosing a legal career. In high school, I invested much of my time competing in, and eventually coaching, competitive debate. I loved the challenges of researching technical topics, writing detailed briefs, and finding new solutions to complex problems. While pursuing my bachelors degree at the University of Texas, I excelled in my first seminar-style law course, receiving an award for highest grade. Following these experiences, I suspected that I would leave campus in search of the next step in a legal career. 

That next step turned out to be Walters Gilbreath, PLLC, where I joined as a Litigation Assistant in the Austin office. From day one, I was eager to learn everything I could from the perspective of both the attorneys and management. Over the following two years, I enjoyed learning to coordinate projects and workflows between our four indispensable departments; legal services, client development, marketing, and management. Currently, I help facilitate collaboration and growth between our teams as Chief Operating Officer. 

I am grateful to work each day surrounded by individuals who are at the top of their field and from whom I can learn so much. Our firm has a dedicated, resilient, and forward-thinking attitude that has  enabled us to support hundreds of clients through adversity. I look forward to seeing how we can do the same for you.

Experience

• Chief Operating Officer, Walters Gilbreath, PLLC, 2020–Present
• Executive Assistant, Walters Gilbreath, PLLC, 2018–2020
• Administrative Assistant, The University of Texas at Austin, 2017
• Assistant to the Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students, The University of Texas at Austin, 2016
• Research Assistant,  The University of Texas at Austin, 2016
• Intern, The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, 2013

Education

• The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 2014–2016

Leadership

• Volunteer, Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoot and Heard Wildlife Sanctuary, 2012—2013

Personal Life

• Hometown: Plano, TX
• Favorite sports team: Liverpool F.C.
• One dog, Daisy
• Studied flamenco guitar for 8 years
• Competitive powerlifter