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Don Ernst

Don  Ernst

1020 Palm Street
San Luis Obispo, California 93401
United States

Telephone: 8055410300
Firm: Ernst Law Group
Practice Overview:
The Ernst Law Group is a Plaintiff Trial Lawyer firm. Don Ernst has been leading his team of attorneys for more than thirty five years. The following explain the different types of law, and why you may have a claim. Not all law firms are the same, especially Plaintiff trial firms, or more specifically, personal injury law firms. Your choice in representation directly affects the amount you will receive in compensation for how you have been harmed. We understand the difference your representation makes in the outcome of your case.

Many firms take a lot of cases, rendering them unable to provide the attention necessary to get the highest results for their clients. The Ernst Law Group is a Trial Firm. This means that we will take your case to trial to get you adequate compensation; we consistently get much more for our clients than many other firms. This takes time, a lot of financial resources, and requires the highest level of skill.


Professional Profile:
Don Ernst leads the “premier plaintiffs’ law firm of the Central Coast,” according to Super Lawyers. Named to Super Lawyers in 2008, 2009, and 2010, he has been litigating against corporations for more than 35 years.

Don graduated from Stanford University with a BS in Economics, ‘71 and University of San Diego School of Law in ‘75. Living in San Luis Obispo since 1977, Don specializes as a Trial Lawyer as he has tried more than 100 cases to verdict.

UndergraduateStanford UniversityB.S Economics1971
LawUniversity of San DiegoJuris Doctorate1975

Affiliations & Memberships:
In addition to this experience, he is a recent President of the Consumer Attorneys of California, also known as the California Trial Lawyers. Prior to his Presidency, Don served on the board of governors for 18 years, representing Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo Counties. In 1990 he founded Central Coast Trial Lawyers Association and was the first president. Additionally, he founded the Lawyer Referral and Information service in San Luis Obispo, making sure people who need a lawyer get help finding the right one.

Don has the highest rating for ethics and skill from Martindale Hubble, the high rank of Advocate in the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates, and won Trial Lawyer of the Year in 1998, 2002, and 2006. In addition to these prestigious accolades, he holds a rare 10 out of 10 rating for an attorney on AVVO. He was also a finalist for the statewide Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2011, and is now up for Trial Lawyer of the Year for the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)