About Ernie

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PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

 

  • Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization 
    • Family Law (2002)
    • Civil Trial Law (2011)
  • Member of the State Bar of Texas Paralegal Division: 
    • Family Law Section
    • ADR Section
    • Computer and Technology Section
    • Litigation Section
  • Associate Member, Texas Association of Family Law Specialists
  • Associate Member, Texas Bar College

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EXPERIENCE

I have 28 years working in Civil Trial and Family Law in Harris and surrounding counties.  Early in my career, I was fortunate to have been exposed to heavy civil trial litigation involving Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Premises Liability, Contract Disputes, and Business Torts working as a new Paralegal for a small law firm in downtown Houston. The firm tried cases throughout Texas and I gained a lot of experience. 


PUBLISHED ARTICLES

Spencer, M., Gonzalez, E., Turnage, B. Paralegal Use of Technology in the Office and On the Run. Texas Paralegal Journal. 23 (5): Fall 2017

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EDUCATION

  • Texas Southmost College (1982-1986)
    Psychology Major
  • Texas State Technical Institute (1986-1987)
    Computer Maintenance
  • Center for Advanced Legal Studies (1990)
  • The University of Houston Law Center - A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center
    40 Hour Basic Mediation (2004)
  • Worklife Institute
    30 Hour Advanced  Family Law Mediation (2006)