Ernie Dominguez

“In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.” Thurgood Marshall

Ernie Dominguez is an attorney in the firm’s Workers’ Compensation practice group with a dedicated focus on protecting worker’s rights. He currently represents workers who have suffered serious accidents in the workplace or who have developed an occupational disease as a result of their employment.

Ernie began preparing for a career protecting worker’s rights as a Legislative Staff Attorney for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) in Washington, DC. While at MALDEF, Ernie was tasked with advocating for federal labor policy reform before Congress and the United States Department of Labor that would improve working conditions for Latino workers across the United States.

Prior to joining JGL, Ernie was an attorney with Maryland Legal Aid in their Baltimore City office. Ernie was assigned to the Migrant Farmworker Program, where he was tasked with representing farmworkers across Maryland. Here, Ernie focused on protecting farmworkers from employer abuse by conducting outreach to farmworkers across the state. He also monitored the conditions on Maryland farms to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations in regards to overtime restrictions, minimum wage statutes, housing and transportation regulations and workplace health and safety standards.

A graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law, Ernie developed a deep interest in litigation while serving as a judicial intern for the Honorable Maria Valdez of the Northern District of Illinois in Chicago. Ernie also interned for the Honorable Clayton Greene, Jr. of the Court of Appeals of Maryland. Through these experiences, he learned how courts work behind the scenes by performing various tasks, including researching and drafting preliminary trial opinions and bench memoranda addressing civil statutory interpretation and constitutional matters. 

Ernie lives in Baltimore City and maintains a deep interest in participating in civil rights work. He currently serves as a member of the Maryland State Advisory Council for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and seeks out opportunities to volunteer at local Baltimore community organizations focused on advancing the civil rights of vulnerable communities.

Direct Dial: 240-553-1801


  • College of William & Mary, B.A., 2009
  • University of Maryland School of Law, J.D.,

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 2015

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 2017
  • Court of Appeals of Maryland, 2015

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member, Maryland State Advisory Council to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member, Bar Association of Baltimore City