Ernestine J. Mings


Ernestine Mings concentrates her practice on matrimonial and family law.

Ernestine advises clients in areas such as:

  • Allegations of abuse or neglect
  • Domestic violence and orders of protection
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
  • Separation agreements
  • Custody and access issues
  • Divorce negotiation and litigation
  • Equitable distribution and related ancillary issues
  • Spousal and child support

Select Speaking Engagements:

  • Views from the Bench: Unconscious Bias in Matrimonial and Family Law (Moderator)
  • The Pitfalls of Article 10: Navigating Child Welfare Proceedings (Co-Moderator)

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.

Outside the Firm

Prior to joining Blank Rome, Ernestine owned and served as the sole practitioner of her law office in Brooklyn, New York. She presently resides in Westchester with her husband and two young children.


  • 2024, Ones to Watch, Family Law, listed in Best Lawyers in America©
  • 2022–2023, New York Metro “Rising Star” in Family Law, listed in Super Lawyers



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

Ernestine is the Vice-Chair of the Family Law Section of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association and co-chair of the Diversity Committee of the New York Women’s Bar Association. She is also a member of the Haitian American Lawyers Association of New York, and the Matrimonial Committee of the New York City Bar Association.



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


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