Ian Ebmeier,

Executive Assistant

My friends and family have always joked that I would inevitably choose a legal career. The first clue that they were correct appeared in middle school; I joined a competitive academic debate team. I loved the challenges of researching technical topics, preparing strong counterarguments, and finding new solutions to complex problems. After performing well at the national level in high school, I discovered I also had a passion for mentorship. I soon began coaching private school students in debate, and I even led speech and debate summer camps.

The second clue appeared while pursuing my bachelor’s degree at the University of Texas at Austin; I excelled when allowed to collaborate with faculty on legal articles submitted for publication in academic journals. My decision was cemented after I received an award for obtaining the highest grade in a large, seminar-style law course. Following that experience, I knew that I would leave campus in search of an opportunity to gain real-world law experience before attending law school.

I’m incredibly grateful to have this opportunity with the Walters Gilbreath team. I am excited to work each day surrounded by attorneys who are at the top of their field and from whom I can learn so much. The firm has a dedicated, resilient, and forward-thinking attitude that enables us to support clients through some of the most challenging moments of their lives. I look forward to seeing how we can do the same for you.


• Executive Assistant, Walters Gilbreath, PLLC, 2018–Present
• 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


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


• 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