taylor ernst


Taylor Ernst is recognized throughout the state as a brain injury trial specialist.  With the recent award of the 2020 CCTLA Trial Lawyer of the Year for a brain injury verdict, Taylor has made it his mission to teach how he approaches brain injury cases to other lawyers.


Taylor has been a regular speaker to lawyers and medical professionals. One of his more recent lectures was attended by more than 1,800 attorneys and doctors and was syndicated in multiple states across the US, including New York, Pennsylvania and Texas.

Taylor has more than 20 seven-figure case results, several eight-figure results and was lead counsel on more than 15 of them.  Taylor has recently been told his verdicts were in the top 100 in the United States in 2020, and the top 20 in California.

Taylor sits on the editorial board of Trial Guides, a legal publishing company that helps trial lawyers win cases by publishing cutting-edge strategies from the nation’s leading trial lawyers. Authors and books include, Moe LeVine, Gerry Spence, David Balls’ The Reptile, Rules of the Road, and Nick Rowley’s Trial by Human.

Taylor earned a bachelor’s degree in history and public policy from UC Santa Barbara in 2008 and a juris doctorate degree from University of San Diego School of Law in 2011.


UC Santa Barbara
2008 – (B.A. History and Public Policy)

University of San Diego School of Law
2011 – (J.D.)

Our Recent Victories

we fight hard for our clients to get the
compensation and justice they deserve



Car Accident

Don Ernst and the Ernst Law Group attorneys represented a client who hit a truck that pulled across the freeway.




Elder Abuse

More than 8,600 senior citizens that had been the victims of deferred annuity sales fraud.




Bicycle Accident

Don Ernst represented a young boy on a bicycle was hit by a car on a public street coming out the rear of a shopping center in Los Osos.


awards and recognition

we have recovered more than $300 million for our clients.