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Nelson S. EbaughNelson Ebaugh is a native Houstonian. In 1991, he graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in economics. Subsequently, he worked on Capitol Hill for a committee in the United States House of Representatives. In 1998, he earned his Juris Doctorate, with honors, from the University of Tulsa College of Law. During his last year of law school, Mr. Ebaugh served as an articles editor for the Tulsa Law Journal.

After graduating from law school, Mr. Ebaugh served as a criminal prosecutor, representing the State of Texas. As a prosecutor, he cut his teeth on trial work and gained valuable experience in the courtroom.

In 2002, Mr. Ebaugh earned his Master of Laws in Securities and Financial Regulation from Georgetown University Law Center. While studying at Georgetown, he met his future wife, Grace O’Malley. Like himself, Grace had grown up in Houston. Eager to be with their family and friends, they moved back to Houston upon graduating from Georgetown. Mr. Ebaugh and his wife Grace are the proud parents of two children.

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, S.D. of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, N.D. of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, E.D. of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, W.D. of Texas

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Council Member, Houston Bar Association Federal Practice Section, 2014-2016
  • Former Chair, Houston Bar Association Securities Litigation & Arbitration Section, 2013 – 2015
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Master, Bar Association for the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Member, College of the State Bar of Texas

Education

  • Georgetown University, LL.M., Securities/Financial Regulation, 2002
  • University of Tulsa, J.D., with honors, 1998
  • University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 1991

In the News

  • Named “Litigator of the Week” by the Texas Lawyer (May 2, 2011)
  • In Whose Best Interest? Brokers, Advisers and You, Washington Post (Nov. 28, 2010)
  • Named a “Texas Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters (2005, 2007 & 2008)
  • New Rule Clarifies When “Finders” Can Be Keepers, Houston Busines Journal  (Feb. 2, 2007)