Ernest Baello


Ernest is a strong advocate and seasoned litigator, specializing in complex law actions in three of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States – the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and New York City.

For over 14 years, Ernest has developed extensive experience working through a variety of challenges with his clients. He has the expertise and adaptability throughout all phases of complex divorce and custody actions to obtain favorable results whether it be through trial or settlement. Ernest has represented hundreds of individuals, including executives and high net worth clients, in matters involving custody, child support, spousal support, property division, domestic violence, move-aways, business valuations, equity compensation, post-judgment requests, and premarital and post-marital agreements.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Ernest was a software developer for the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. By working in computer science, he learned how to efficiently break down large scale problems into manageable pieces that can be solved step by step.

Certified Family Law Specialist and Recognitions

Ernest is a Certified Family Law Specialist (“CFLS”) per the California Board of Legal Specialization. He is also a graduate of the renowned National Family Law Trial Institute. Mr. Baello provides comprehensive and strategic representation in complicated and high conflict cases.

When not at work, Ernest enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, and spending time with his family.

Awards and Distinctions

Certified Family Law Specialist, California Board of Legal Specialization

2024 Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine

Professional Associations and Memberships

State Bar of California

State Bar of New York

State Bar of Illinois

Association of Certified Family Law Specialists

Bar Associations of San Francisco, Santa Clara and Beverly Hills-Family Law


National Family Law Trial Institute, Graduate 2022

Hofstra University School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2003

Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BA Economics, minor in Computer Science, 2008