Ernst, Don A.Firm/Organization:
Ernst Law Group
1020 Palm Street
San Luis Obispo, CA - 93401
Phone: (805) 541-0300 / Fax: (805) 541-5168
CA State Bar Number: 65726
Date of Admission To State Bar: December 1975
Area of Practice:
- Class Action
- Insurance Defense/Bad Faith
- Personal Injury
- Product Liability
- Wrongful Death
Don Ernst is a native Californian, born and raised in San Luis Obispo County. Stanford University, Economics Degree 1971; University of San Diego School of Law 1975. Admitted to Bar 1975. He began practice in San Diego and moved to San Luis Obispo in 1976 and has been a partner since 1980 at Ernst and Mattison. Now, the Ernst Law Group is guided by Don's extensive trial experience, as he has tried over 100 cases to verdict.
He has authored articles for Forum Magazine and California Bar Journal regarding tort and insurance litigation. He is a member of the San Luis Obispo County Health Care Court Committee; Past President of the San Luis Obispo County Bar Association and past president of the statewide organization Consumer Attorneys of California. Don Ernst was the Central Coast Trial Lawyer of the Year, 1998 and 2002, and 2006, and was named to Super Lawyers in 2008, 2009, and 2010. He was nominated to be Calfornia's Trial Lawyer of the year in 2011.
In addition, Don Ernst has the highest rating for ethics from Martindale Hubble, the high rank of advocate in the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates, and holds the record for the largest verdict against a California Penal system in addition to the largest personal injury verdict in San Luis Obispo County.