Ernestine J. Mings


Ernestine Mings concentrates her practice on matrimonial and family law and also has extensive experience in civil rights litigation within both state and federal courts.

Ernestine counsels clients in areas such as:

  • allegations of abuse or neglect
  • paternity
  • domestic violence and orders of protection
  • pre-nuptial agreements
  • custody and access issues
  • divorce negotiation and litigation
  • equitable distribution, spousal and child support, and related ancillary issues

Outside the Firm

Prior to joining Blank Rome, Ernestine owned and served as the sole practitioner of her law office in Brooklyn, New York, where she lives with her husband and daughter.


During law school, Ernestine served as a fellow for the Interdisciplinary Center for Child and Family Advocacy. She also received the Archibald R. Murray and Ruth Whitehead Whaley Awards for her dedication to public service.



  • Haitian American Lawyers Association
  • Metropolitan Black Bar Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • New York Women's Bar Association
Professional Activities

Ernestine is a co-chair of the Diversity Committee of the New York Women’s Bar Association, which encourages success and mentorship of attorneys of color and increased diversity in the practice of law. She is also a member of the Haitian American Lawyers Association, Metropolitan Black Bar Association, and the Association of Black Women Attorneys.



  • New York
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of New York


  • Cornell University, BA
  • Fordham University School of Law, JD