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Practice areas


  1. Trail Law: 25%
    3 years
  2. Insurance: 25%
    3 years
  3. Personal Injury: 25%
    3 years
  4. Class Action: 25%
    3 years

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  • Katherine Laurie Schwinghammer

    I highly recommend Don Ernst for personal injury, or any type of case his firm accepts. He's the most personable, skilled, professional, knowledgeable and experienced trial attorney I've met. It's no surprise that he's so remarkably successful.


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  • Mark John Caruso

    I endorse this lawyer. Highly rated and knowledgeable. Great responses on questions.


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Contact info

Ernst Don A Attorney At Law

1020 Palm Street
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding PartnerErnst and Mattison1980 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
Central Coast Trial Lawyers Association (CA)First President1991 - 1992
Allegheny County Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaBoard of Directors1989 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember1980 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1978 - Present
Central Coast Trial Lawyers Association (CA)FounderN/A
Central Coast Trial Lawyers Association (CA)DirectorN/A
Health Care Court CommitteeMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
ForumTort and Insurance LitigationN/A
California Bar JournalTort and Insurance LitigationN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
Stanford UniversityEconomicsN/A1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CAOC Annual ConventionCAOC President's Speech2010