Ernest is a senior family law attorney, with over 26 years of experience running his own practice in San Jose and other cities in greater California. Through the years Ernest has handled cases in all areas of family law, ranging from simple to complex and everything in between. Before beginning college Ernest served in the US Army Reserve, US Army, and the Air Force National Guard. After graduating with an English degree from San Jose State University in 1991, Ernest attended Santa Clara University School of Law, obtaining his Juris Doctor degree and passing the California State Bar in 1995. From the beginning Ernest has been independent and resourceful, utilizing his skills and knowledge to help his clients achieve desirable outcomes, whether through negotiated settlements or via hearings and trials. In addition to a family law practice, Ernest also provided criminal defense representation from 1996 to 2001.
Helping clients through difficult times and helping them to understand the complexities of California family law and the family court system is a challenge Ernest welcomes and excels at. And achieving a healthy work-life balance is also important for Ernest, who enjoys cooking, travel, hiking, biking, sightseeing and visiting the beautiful west coast from San Diego up to Vancouver, BC.